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Georgia running backs

Georgia running backs

Georgia running backs

A study has found that long distance running increases testosterone. But how long distance running is defined and how these effects are different in men and women remains unclear.Another year, another big year for Georgia running backs. They always seem to come up big for the SEC East titles and beyond, but this has been one of the craziest few years for Bulldogs’ talent.

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The debate for ‘DBU’ — where the greatest defensive backs in college football hail from — swings from Florida to LSU to Ohio State every year. When it comes to “wide receiver U,” there’s no argument that some of the game’s greatest today were once Clemson Tigers. As far as running backs are concerned, nowhere is the position more well-known than with the Georgia Bulldogs.There must be something in the water down in Athens because the school has churned out All-American caliber ball-carriers every decade, and the program shows no signs of slowing down under head coach Kirby Smart. Some of the best running backs to ever play college football wore red and black, and these 15 made our list of the greatest Dawgs to ever tote the rock.The Bulldogs’ leading rusher in both the 1996 and 1997 seasons, Robert Edwards came to Athens as a defensive back from Washington County High School in Georgia. After picking off four passes in 1994, he converted to running back the following season. All he did was tie the Georgia school record with five total touchdowns on opening day of 1995 against South Carolina, proving that he was one of the storied program’s best all-around football players.

In 23 career games as a running back, Edwards’ 27 rushing touchdowns tied for the 10th-most in program history before he became the 18th overall pick by the New England Patriots during the 1998 NFL Draft. During a flag football game during Pro Bowl week his rookie season, Edwards blew out his knee and nearly lost his leg before recovering to play a few successful years in the Canadian Football League. The Philadelphia native entered the 2020 NFL Draft after posting career-high numbers in attempts (196) and rushing yards (1,218) during his final season in Athens. Had the Bulldogs wide receiving corp not been wrecked with injuries in 2019, there’s a chance Swift, quarterback Jake Fromm and the entire Dawg offense could’ve put up way bigger numbers. Regardless, Swift’s God-given talent and speed kept the running back tradition alive at Georgia. (Source: fanbuzz.com)

 

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