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Wed. November 3, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Former Plant All-American tight end Orson Charles, now a true sophomore at Georgia, was anamed the John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his performance in the Bulldogs' 34-31 overtime loss to Florida.

Charles recorded six receptions for 108 yards, both career highs, and a pivotal fourth-quarter touchdown catch that tied the score 28-28.

Charles is the first SEC player to win the award this season.

The John Mackey Tight End of the Week began in 2004, and is awarded by the Nassau County Sports Commission, the same group that awards the annual John Mackey Award, which is given to the nation's top tight end every December at the ESPN College Football Awards show.

At Georgia, Charles' quarterback is former Plant teammate and current redshirt freshman Aaron Murray, who has twice been named SEC Rookie of the Week.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com; Twitter: @EddieHometeam)

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