2020: One of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which recognizes the nation's best linebacker...starter at LB in eight of 10 games...All-America Second Team by The Athletic...All-SEC First Team by the Associated Press...team's third-leading tackler with 49 total stops...team-high eight tackles vs. Tennessee included a sack, forced fumble and 20-yard fumble return for a TD, all on the same play...was his first career fumble recovery and touchdown...named by the Maxwell Football Club as the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week after the UT game...led the Bulldogs with seven tackles in win over Auburn...had three total tackles, a pass breakup and two QB pressures in season-opening win at Arkansas...forced a third-quarter fumble in win at Kentucky...named to the pre-season watch list for the Butkus Award (nation's top LB)...also named to the pre-season All-SEC Second Team, as picked by the media covering the league...named one of three team captains for the Auburn, Alabama and Florida games...earned an invitation to the annual Senior Bowl game.
2019: Associated Press All-SEC 2nd Team...co-winner of Vince Dooley Defensive MVP, given at team's post-season awards gala...played and started at LB in all 14 games...team's leading tackler with 89 total stops...also finished with 14 QB pressures...ended season with five tackles in Sugar Bowl win over Baylor...career-best 12 tackles vs. South Carolina...added two QB pressures and a pass breakup vs. the Gamecocks...SEC Defensive Player of the Week after his team-high 10 stops in win at Auburn...led team with nine stops vs. Florida, assisting on a tackle for loss and adding a QB pressure and a pass breakup...had seven tackles vs. Notre Dame...team-high eight solo tackles and a pass breakup vs. Georgia Tech...named one of three team captains for the Kentucky and Texas A&M games.
2018: Played in nine games, starting in five...Georgia's third-leading tackler with 59 total stops, despite missing five games (Missouri, UMass, Ga. Tech, Alabama, Texas) due to injury...started at the MLB position and had four tackles in season opener vs. Austin Peay...had then-career-high eight tackles vs. South Carolina, as well as a pass breakup...five tackles vs. Tennessee...six stops vs. LSU...had career-best 11 tackles vs. Florida, as well as a first-quarter forced fumble...Georgia's leading tackler in win at Kentucky, with eight total stops, including a QB sack that resulted in a 13-yard loss...also had a teamhigh eight tackles vs. Auburn, including an assist for lost yardage.
2017: Appeared in 14 games, with 22 total stops...first career start in Missouri game...had three assisted tackles vs. Florida...had two solo tackles against both Tennessee and Vanderbilt...made two tackles vs. Mississippi State, including one solo and one for a loss of one yard...had five tackles against Samford (two solo)...made first collegiate appearance against Appalachian State with two tackles...early enrollee who participated in spring drills...credited with three tackles for Black team in G-Day spring game.
High School: James Clemens, coached by Wade Waldrop ... PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #285 player nationally, Top 350 All-American ... ESPN.com four-star prospect, #289 player nationally, #11 ILB nationally, #13 player in the state of Alabama ... 247Sports.com¬ three-star prospect, #33 ILB nationally, #40 player in the state of Alabama ... Rivals.com three-star prospect, #34 ILB nationally, #23 player in the state of Alabama ... Scout.com four-star prospect, #192 player nationally, #9 ILB nationally, #9 player in the state of Alabama ... 2016 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A First Team defense... in 2016, had 137 tackles, including 80 solo and one sack ... also had four interceptions and four touchdowns as a senior ... recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown against Hoover HS ... as a junior, made 79 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss ... also had three hurries, three interceptions, five pass-breakups, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
Personal: MONTAVIAN LAMAR RICE-JORDAN...Major: Sociology...recipient of the James E. Farish and David C. Cooper Family Football Scholarships.
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