2005 Fall Camp: Day 2 News and notes
A.J. Bryant
A.J. Bryant
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Posted Aug 6, 2005


ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's second day in fall camp.

POSITION MOVE: Wide receiver A.J. Bryant of Peach County has taken the third receiving spot behind Sean Bailey and Bryan McClendon.

“I want to emphasize that’s at this point,” wide receivers coach John Eason said. “I think he has a lot of potential. As coaches, we see that. We’re just hoping he continues to progress. He hasn’t disappointed yet.”

BIG NUMBERS: The Bulldogs posted record numbers in their summer weight lifting program this year. Thirty-six players bench pressed more than 400 pounds, 46 players squatted more than 500 pounds and 52 players power cleaned more than 300 pounds. All those figures are highs in the five years that Dave Van Halanger has overseen the strength program.

The highest lifts on the team belonged to offensive lineman Max Jean-Gilles (530-pound bench press), defensive lineman Gerald Anderson (670-pound squat) and fullback Brannan Southerland (356-pound power clean). Peach County product A.J. Bryant had the highest vertical leap at 41.5 inches.

Hawkinsville’s Charles Johnson was one of five players on the team to bench press 500 or more pounds.

PRACTICE REPORT: The Bulldogs worked out for about two hours Saturday afternoon.

“I was a little disappointed Friday. It wasn’t necessarily the kind of first day,” Richt said. “Today was a lot more like I expected the first day to be.”

Richt singled out Tim Jennings and Tavares Kearney for interceptions during drill work. Kearney returned his for a touchdown.

“He just snatched it out and took off running for a touchdown, which was nice to see,” Richt said.

Offensive lineman Seth Watts is day-to-day due to a biceps tendon injury, and walk-on Chris Burgett worked at tailback, where he has been moved.


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