ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia held an open practice for both fans and media alike Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
True freshman running back D’Andre Swift was one of the standout performers on Saturday, working with the third-team offense. The Philadelphia native ran over a defender on one carry and then spun out of a tackle for a long run on the next play.
Swift has also gotten some work at slot receiver during fall camp.
Junior college transfer Ahkil Crumpton, also a Philadelphia native, also showed the ability to make defenders miss tackles, with explosiveness after the catch.
Crumpton also worked as a punt returner during the practice, along with junior Terry Godwin and sophomore Mecole Hardman.
Other practice notes:
– Sophomore Chauncey Manac worked as a defensive end and looked disruptive in the backfield during drills against the offensive line. He has been working with the defensive line through the open media viewing periods so far this fall.
– Junior Kendall Baker got some work at first-team left guard after working at right guard for much of camp. The offensive line has stayed the same throughout the first week of practices.
– Sophomore Michail Carter looked like he was being held out of practice on Saturday. He was on the field in full pads but did not have his helmet.
– Sophomore wide receiver Tyler Simmons left practice with an injury to his left wrist.
– On defense, juniors Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith were the starting inside linebackers. Jonathan Ledbetter and Trenton Thompson were the starting defensive ends, with senior John Atkins at defensive tackle. Aaron Davis was the starting Star, or nickel back, and freshman Deangelo Gibbs was the second-team Star. With Davis at Star, J.R. Reed was at safety, alongside Dominick Sanders.
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