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Green Getting Used to New Role

Green Getting Used to New Role

ATHENS – It was the first play of his college career. Less than three minutes into Georgia's first game – his first game – A.J. Green was already on the field, already fending off the butterflies in his stomach and trying to tune out the cheers of more than 90,000 fans who had been clamoring to see the highly touted wide receiver in action.

Green was nervous when he broke downfield, the No. 2 option on a play designed to go to tight end Tripp Chandler. But when the ball left quarterback Matthew Stafford's hand, it was headed straight to Green, whose singular thought was to make sure he caught it. "I was so nervous about catching the ball," Green said, "I'm just happy to have done it." The catch went for 36 yards before Green was...

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