UGA's Crowell named SEC freshman of year

Despite an uneven season that included two suspensions and multiple injuries, Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was named the SEC's freshman of the year in an Associated Press vote announced Monday.

Crowell has 847 yards rushing, fifth most in the SEC and most among the league's freshmen. But he has gained only 26 yards in Georgia's past three games, sidelined or limited by a sprained ankle.

The Bulldogs had four players named first-team All-SEC by the AP's media panel: outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (unanimously), tight end Orson Charles, offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and safety Bacarri Rambo. Quarterback Aaron Murray and center Ben Jones were second-team choices.

The most celebrated member of Georgia's "Dream Team" recruiting class, Crowell was suspended from the New Mexico State game and the first quarter of the Vanderbilt game for disciplinary reasons. He also has drawn criticism for leaving games with various injuries (wrist, elbow, ribs, knee and ankle among them).