Alabama vs. Georgia Live: 2 SEC Teams Play for National Title

Alan Blinder

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Quarterbacks matter. So do tailbacks and wideouts. But for Georgia this season, a tight end has really mattered.

Brock Bowers, a freshman from California’s wine country, has been Georgia’s most productive receiver, tallying 846 yards entering Monday’s game. His star power reflects Georgia’s spate of injuries this year, as well as the evolution of the tight end position in the college game.

No longer largely relegated to the anonymity of blocking, today’s college tight ends can be among the most fearsome receivers on the field, with their towering heights and surprising speeds creating defensive…

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