ATHENS — Georgia senior Lorenzo Carter has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the win at No. 24 Notre Dame, according to a league announcement.
Carter, a native of Norcross, jumpstarted the Bulldog defense in the team's come-from-behind 20-19 victory against the Irish. Carter tied for the team’s second most tackles with seven, including a sack, forced fumble and recovered fumble on a single play with under two minutes left in the third quarter and Georgia up 17-16.
Carter, who also had a second forced fumble in the game, then pounced on another loose ball with under two minutes left in the game and the Bulldogs leading 20-19 to help clinch the victory. Carter was an anchor to a Georgia defensive unit that limited the Irish to 55 yards on the ground, which was Notre Dame’s lowest output since 2011.
The Bulldogs return to Sanford Stadium to host Samford (2-0) on Saturday, Sept. 16. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. and the matchup will be televised by the SEC Network Alternate channel.