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Jonathan Ledbetter | Defensive End

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/12/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 280

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Georgia senior DE Jonathan Ledbetter accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.
Ledbetter (6'4/280) was one of several players playing in the Senior Bowl that considered leaving as a junior, and he was one of the key defenders that led Georgia to an appearance in last year's championship game. He gets quality reviews because of his power, but there are questions about his athleticism at the next level. He'll get a chance to prove his critics wrong at the combine and Senior Bowl. Mon, Dec 10, 2018 01:14:00 PM

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Georgia junior DE Jonathan Ledbetter said that he is leaning toward returning to school for the 2018 season.

"I think it’s just best for me and my family and I hope a lot of other guys decide to stay the course," Ledbetter said during a Rose Bowl press conference on Friday. "I feel we have a chance to do it again (in making a Playoff run) and I believe everybody else does." The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder has put in 29 tackles (3.5 for loss) and a sack during the regular season. He'll try to add to those numbers against a rock-solid Oklahoma offensive line in Monday's semifinal Playoff matchup.
Source: Rivals
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 05:37:00 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff reports that Georgia junior DE Jonathan Ledbetter is in line to start and has become a leader on the team.

This is notable, because Ledbetter appeared to be on the verge of throwing his potential away following a seven-game last season for a pair of alcohol-related arrests. "Outside of just being a better teammate, Ledbetter has seen his development take off by being more cognizant of his technique and hustle," Aschoff wrote. "Ledbetter is in much better shape." He posted a sack and 1.5 TFL in the spring game.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 19, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Georgia lifted the suspension of sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter.

Ledbetter's initial two-game punishment ended up drawing out to six games. The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder got himself into hot, suspension-temperatured waters after being charged with a DUI over the summer. Expect the Bulldogs to ease him back into action. Said HC Kirby Smart, "How much he’ll play [against Vanderbilt on Saturday], I don’t know. He’s handled everything we asked him to do very well. He has worked really hard."
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart confirmed that sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter remains suspended and will miss Saturday’s game against Ole Miss.

It's the fourth straight game Ledbetter has missed because of his alcohol-related suspension. Ledbetter, who seven games as a true freshman in 2015, has acknowledged that he has "a problem" with alcohol and will "continue to receive additional treatment for this disease."
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter will not play against Missouri on Saturday.

Ledbetter was suspended for the first two games of the season following an arrest on suspicion of DUI over the summer. In mid-July, Smart indicated that he might sit for more than just that pair of contests. That has come to pass. The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder has been receiving treatment for his issues. It is not yet known when he will return to action. Georgia's next three games will come against Missouri, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart indicated that Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter (DUI) will be suspended for at least two games.

Per ESPN's Chris Low, Smart "hinted" that the suspension could even extend beyond the first two games. Ledbetter was arrested on the morning of July 10 after authorities received noticed that the 6-foot-4, 251-pounder's vehicle was blocking traffic. Ledbetter was found passed out behind the wheel. The police incident report noted that it took authorities upwards of half-an-hour to wake the defensive lineman. Last season, he registered four tackles in seven games. He will sit out Georgia's season-opener against North Carolina on September 3 and their battle with Nicholls State on September 10. At the very least.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter apologized for his weekend arrest.

Ledbetter was arrested after police received a call about a vehicle blocking traffic on Sunday morning. The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder was found passed out behind the wheel. "I have a problem and have received an incredible amount of support and treatment through the Athletic Department for the problem," Ledbetter said in a statement on Monday. "For that I am thankful. I ask for everyone’s support as I continue to receive additional treatment for this disease and work toward a healthy life." He played in seven games during the 2015 campaign, recording four tackles in that space.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 02:06:00 PM

According to the police incident report, Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter was asleep at the wheel in a stationary vehicle at the time of his Sunday arrest.

The authorities received a call notifying them that a vehicle was blocking traffic on Sunday morning. Upon response, Ledbetter was found passed out at the wheel of a running vehicle in front of a light. It took police around half-an-hour to wake him. Following his arrest, he was charged with driving under the influence and underage possession of alcohol. Georgia released a statement regarding the incident, with HC Kirby Smart saying, "We are committed to providing whatever assistance is necessary for Jonathan that will contribute to immediate improvement but also ensure that his long-term well-being is secure." Smart indicated that Ledbetter's arrest "will result in discipline." The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder is already suspended for the season-opener against North Carolina due to a March arrest involving a fake ID.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter was arrested on Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence and underage possession of alcohol.

Ledbetter was arrested during a traffic stop early on Saturday morning. Both the DUI and underage possession charges he faces are misdemeanor counts. This is his second arrest in the last three-and-a-half months. Back in March, he attempted to gain entry to a club using a fake ID. The charges stemming from that incident were eventually dismissed, but that did not stop Georgia from handing down a one-game suspension. As for what might come of Saturday's arrest, a DUI is cause for a two-game suspension according to the Bulldogs' drug and alcohol policy. Given that he is already set to miss Georgia's September 3rd opener against North Carolina, these newest charges could end up costing him the bulk of the September schedule. Official word on punishment should be announced in the coming days.
Source: Dawg Nation
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Following Georgia sophomore DE Jonathan Ledbetter's arrest on misdemeanor alcohol charges Sunday morning, he has been suspended for the team's season-opener.

Georgia opens against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome on September 3. Ledbetter is currently facing charges of underage possession of alcohol and possession of a false ID. Per Athens-Clarke County records, the 6-foot-4, 251-pounder was released on $3,000 bond at around 4:13 a.m. Sunday morning. HC Kirby Smart addressed the situation on Tuesday, saying that Ledbetter "made a huge mistake." Last season, he appeared in seven contests, recording four tackles.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 12:12:00 AM