National Team running back Brian Herrien (20) from Georgia drops over the goal line, scoring a touchdown during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Jan. 18, 2020, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Photo: John Cordes/Icon Sportswire
Photo: John Cordes/Icon Sportswire

Bulldogs impress in college all-star games

Former Georgia running back Brian Herrien showcased his skills before NFL scouts Saturday, reaching the end zone on a 9-yard scamper for the National squad in the 30-20 win in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Herrien led all running backs with 13 carries for 44 yards and a score. 

He was joined at the Rose Bowl by former teammate, tight end Charlie Woerner — a team captain — who led the National team with three catches for 50 yards,

Herrien extended the National’s lead to 23-7 late in the second quarter on a 9-yard run. The score was set up when Iowa State linebacker Marcel Spears Jr. picked off a pass and returned it 35 yards to the American 9.

Herrien, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound rusher from Douglasville,  was one of 13 Bulldogs to miss the Sugar Bowl win over Baylor. Woerner, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end, played four seasons in Athens.

They are among the dozen or so Bulldogs aiming to be NFL draft selections in April.

Former Georgia defensive back Tyrique McGhee and graduate transfers Lawrence Cager and Eli Wolf represented the Bulldogs at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Wolf, a tight end who transferred to UGA from Tennessee last summer, had three catches for 49 yards for the East squad.

“This past year has been a wonderful ending to a five-year collegiate career,” Wolf told DawgNation Sunday. “I’ll continue to work extremely hard to see where the next opportunity takes me, but I certainly will not forget the journey that got me here.”

Cager, a receiver who underwent season-ending ankle surgery in November, did not play.

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