The final helmet sticker goes to freshman linebacker Smael Mondon Jr. for his performance against Charleston Southern.
Mondon finished with four tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, and a quarterback hurry. That performance was two tackles off the leading tacklers Jamon Dumas-Johnson and Javon Bullard at six.
He has seen action in 10 games this year, but mostly on special teams. However, when he got the opportunity to make a play on defense, he took advantage of it.
On the season, he has 11 tackles, so Saturday was a big moment for the youngster. Mondon was just one of the many younger guys that got a lot of playing time, and he was such a pleasant surprise.
Coming into Georgia, Mondon was five-star out of Paulding County, who ranked as the No. 35 overall, No.4 and the No.4 Georgia prospect on the 247Sports Composite ranking system.
There are high expectations for him, and after watching him on Saturday, it’s clear that Georgia has someone who will thrive at the position. Mondon gets his first helmet sticker as a Dawg, and it’s deserving because he was one of the key guys who helped stuff Charleston Southern to 126 total offensive yards.
Georgia football rested its starters and got to see what some of the younger Dawgs could do in game-time situations. These three Dawgs did a ton with their playing time on Saturday, so they deserve their helmet stickers. Now the Dawgs have one more regular-season game before the madness begins, so buckle up, Georgia fans. It’s fixing to get interesting.