On Thursday, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and defensive line coach Rodney Garner lauded Kwame Geathers for his strong performance this spring. On Friday, the Georgia coaches reiterated that assessment by designating the sophomore lineman as the defensive MVP for spring practice.
After the final practice of the spring Thursday Garner said Geathers, 6-foot-6, 341-pounder from Georgetown, S.C., has shown “a lot of improvement. He’s using his hands much better than he did last year and playing stouter.” Grantham revealed the staff is considering ways to play both Geathers and 355-pound junior college transfer John Jenkins this fall.
Geathers was one of three UGA players to come away with MVP awards because of their spring performances. Tight end Orson Charles and quarterback Aaron Murray — fellow Tampa-Plant grads — shared offensive MVP honors.
The most storied of Georgia’s annual spring awards is the Coffee County hustle awards. Those went to freshman offensive tackle Kolton Houston of Buford and linebacker Christian Robinson of Norcross.
Georgia fans will be able to see all these players in action Saturdy during the annual G-Day spring football game at Sanford Stadium. Admission is free and kickoff is at 1 p.m.
The other awards were:
Speaking of G-Day
Former Georgia football letter-winners will be first on the field Saturday before the G-Day. Approximately 74 former players, team managers, coaches and trainers — spanning five decades of matriculation at UGA — will divide into two teams and participate in the annual Letterman Flag Football Game. Among the ex-Dogs expected to participate are Mikey Henderson and Thomas Flowers for the Red Team and Amp Arnold, Jevaris Johnson, Burt Jones and Fred Gibson for the Black Team.
Admission to G-Day is free. Fans are encouraged to bring items for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and/or make monetary donations to the Johnathan Taylor Fund. The gates at Sanford Stadium will open at 11 a.m.
By Chip Towers, The UGA Blog