It’s always a numbers game for Georgia’s newcomers

One of the things I’ve learned covering college football all these years is numbers — as in jersey numbers — are of great interest to fans. So to hold you over until I get through with today’s press conferences, I figured I’d share the numbers the new players will be wearing this season.

I also found it interesting that nobody leaped to grab the numbers left available with the departures of Washaun Ealey and Caleb King. Sophomore walkon Luis Capella snagged Caleb King’s No. 4 and Ealey’s 3 remains unclaimed.

So here ya go:

1 — TB Isaiah Crowell

5 — DB Damian Swann

6 — NG John Jenkins (that’s no typo)

6 — QB Michael Tamburo (transfer from Boise State)

8 — DB Chris Sanders

16 — QB Christian LeMay

20 — TB Brandon Harton

24 — TB Ken Malcome (just noteworthy because he chose to keep it)

26 — WR Malcolm Mitchell

27 — DB Nick Marshall

29 — LB Jarvis Jones

31 — WR Chris Conley

37 — DB Devin Bowman

39 — DB Corey Moore

43 — DQ Quintavious Harrow

47 — LB Ray Drew

51 — LB Ramik Wilson

52 — LB Amarlo Herrera

58 — LB Sterling Bailey

59 — OL Nathan Theus

60 — C Ben Jones (not a newcomer but changed from 61 to honor his late father)

61 — OL David Andrews

63 — OL Xzavier Ward

66 — OL Hunter Long

76 — OL Zach DeBell

78 — OL Watts Dantzler

84 — WR Sanford Seay

86 — WR Justin Scott-Wesley

87 — TE Jay Rome

92 — LB Dexter Morant

96 — NG Mike Thornton

55 comments Add your comment

NdawgC87

August 4th, 2011
11:43 am

Lets hope Ray Drew will live up to the expectations of the Number 47

NdawgC87

August 4th, 2011
11:44 am

WOW I was first so i guess i gotta say “first”ha

RabidDawgFan

August 4th, 2011
11:53 am

I love it when a D-lineman wears a low number. John Jenkins is going to make that number legendary. Watch and see.

HINESWARD

August 4th, 2011
11:53 am

Justin Scott-Wesley youv’e got big shoes to fill just don’t get caught drinkin-and driving or don’t apear on dancing with the stars!!!

AltamahaDawg

August 4th, 2011
11:55 am

Won’t be hard to track Jenkins, will it?

Buckshot

August 4th, 2011
11:59 am

what is the latest on the Turene?????

JYD

August 4th, 2011
12:02 pm

JD

August 4th, 2011
12:14 pm

Hines you wore #19 at UGA.

SouthGaBrave

August 4th, 2011
12:19 pm

HINESWARD,

I’m sure you remember that you wore number 19 at UGA.

kydawg

August 4th, 2011
12:23 pm

The #3 was cursed by Bryan Evans…nobody wants it now!

kydawg

August 4th, 2011
12:26 pm

Did anyone ask why JJ wants #6?

sandman053

August 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

JJ wants to tote the rock.

kydawg

August 4th, 2011
12:32 pm

Sandman, our FB is 270…why not 340…lol (The Fridge did in Chicago)

Cmon man

August 4th, 2011
12:34 pm

In the first usa today coaches poll uga is ranked #22. I cant complain about thats its a good spot for us. Tech fans sorry you didnt make the cut but hey you guys did get 3 votes though!

Born2Bark

August 4th, 2011
12:49 pm

@Buckshot, Turene will hear by tomorrow from the NCAA

Herschel Talker

August 4th, 2011
12:55 pm

Big John J at #6. I love it!

Herschel Talker

August 4th, 2011
12:58 pm

What do we all think is going to be of Jarvis Jones? Are we going to lose him for a bunch of games or maybe the whole season?

dawg from a distance

August 4th, 2011
1:01 pm

Here’s hoping the Rev wears #47 well and plays like it has in the past!

Will he end up a fullback since David ended up a end?

Go DAWGS!

James T. Kirk

August 4th, 2011
1:08 pm

I see a bunch of busts as usual on that list. Every single one of them will regret they did not get offers from the greatest program in the state of Georgia.

Bill W.

August 4th, 2011
1:26 pm

If Isaiah is now #1 what # is Branden Smith?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 4th, 2011
1:39 pm

Bill W.

Both are #1. They can wear the same number as long as they are not on the field together at the same time.

Lets hope Drew does #47 proud!

Chip Towers

August 4th, 2011
1:43 pm

Lowcountry: CMR said been some talk of possibly one or other going to No. 3 or 4 depending on how much Smith may play offense.

Charlie Hayes

August 4th, 2011
1:46 pm

Big John Jenkins was # 6 in high school. Wanted to go back to his original number…..Big stud needs to be a Fridge Perry for us too in a goal line push…..He’s got the number to do it!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 4th, 2011
1:48 pm

Chip,

You would think that would be needed as Smith has ran the Wildcat for us in the past. Thanks for the update.

Charlie Hayes

August 4th, 2011
1:48 pm

Class act Ben Jones! I hope you have a stellar year. GATA!

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 4th, 2011
1:48 pm

You’ll see a lot of Number 3 on the field.

3rd in the East.

Charlie Hayes

August 4th, 2011
1:50 pm

Chip,
Question for CMR today. Does CMR feel that Kent Turene will be part of the team this year?
Thanks,
Charlie

Nick Marshall

August 4th, 2011
1:55 pm

Anyone else on here wishing Dog coaches will come up with a package for Nick Marshall similar to Branden Smith? When Branden was in you pretty well knew what was coming. Imagine the threat of having a Marshall back there who can throw it a mile, or take off running, or handoff. Could be a nightmare scenario for defenses.

Charlie Hayes

August 4th, 2011
2:01 pm

I dont see CMR using Nick Marshall that much on O. Nick will be a shutdown corner and key special teams player for us. I think that CMR will use him in senerios just like Brandon Smith has been utilized in the past. From time-to-time they will use him as a reciever on an end-around and as a decoy. I see a lot more slip screens and WO screens for 2011 to get Malcolm and Wooten the ball in the open field. GATA!

RxDawg

August 4th, 2011
2:07 pm

Drew wearing #47! Oh man, I hope we can see where this is going :D

Charlie Hayes

August 4th, 2011
2:08 pm

Chip,
Question for Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn at the PR. Do Ben and Cordy feel like they are stronger and more physical this year than in the last couple years going into pratice? How would Ben rate his strentgh and conditioning this year on a scale of 1-to-10 with ten being the best shape? How would Cordy rate his strentgh and conditioning this year on a scale of 1-to-10 with ten being the best shape?

Just trying to get an idea if we have became stronger and better conditioned on the O-Line.
Thanks, Charlie

WDE

August 4th, 2011
2:09 pm

@James T. Kirk..hey great to hear from you again ! I guess the summer long Tickle Pile at Swinging Richards is over till classes start at the North Ave trade school. By the way how is probation working out for you guys ??

RxDawg

August 4th, 2011
2:11 pm

In regards to Crowell and Smith both being number 1… I really don’t like howwe handicap ourselves in making sure that niether player can be on the field at the same time. That’s just a silly thing to do over what symbol the paint on your jersey looks like. That’s just a bad idea to me. It should be Smith’s choice since he was here first.

Zoli

August 4th, 2011
2:15 pm

I do like the idea of #6 on goal line situations. Definitely couldn’t hurt to run 247 lb. behind 350lb. Try to stop that Boise with your 260lb!

RabidDawgFan

August 4th, 2011
2:32 pm

How about we put Nick Marshall at one of the starting cornerback positions…put Branden Smith at nickel, and Brandon Boykin would be our other corner. That would be great. I’ve heard that Marshall has shutdown written all over him.

CB: Nick Marshall

Nickel CB: Branden Smith

FS: Sanders Commings
SS: Bacarri Rambo

CB: Brandon Boykin

WOW

Logan Walker

August 4th, 2011
2:44 pm

I love Ray Drew’s number choice. GATA!

this dawg want hunt!!

August 4th, 2011
2:46 pm

This blog is hilarious. UGA fans getting so concerned about jersey numbers for freshman. I would be more concerned about if they can actually contribute or not, who cares what their damn jersey #s are. And woulndn’t get too worried about Drew and #47, if he is half the player pollack was that would be amazing.

M.Bison

August 4th, 2011
2:48 pm

John Jenkins wearing #6 is similar to Marvin Austin wearing #9. Here’s to hoping he avoids agent parties in South Beach (unlike Austin).

kydawg

August 4th, 2011
2:54 pm

Speaking of numbers…what did these guys weigh in at yesterday? How is that different from last year? body fat, etc…?

security dawg

August 4th, 2011
3:03 pm

OK….I AM GOING TO SAY THIS SO THAT MY COACH CAN HEAR THIS…WE NEED THE MULTI-SETS TO BE FILLED W (SKILLED/TALENTED/****4/5*****) PLAYERS SO NO WAY B.SMITH & I.CROWELL WEAR SAME #……DA DA DA DAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! mk any opposing DC plan for both not 1 or the other 1///no pun intened!!

NewnanDawg

August 4th, 2011
3:37 pm

I say Crowell should go with #3 and Smith should hold on to #1

perspective

August 4th, 2011
3:50 pm

who is wearing numbers 12, 21, & 64?

Herschel Talker

August 4th, 2011
4:05 pm

perspective:

21 is retired for Frank Sinkwich

HT

Mitch Cumstein

August 4th, 2011
4:24 pm

Re This Dawg “want” hunt. You, idiot must be a tek fan. “Want” means to desire something. Did you actually go to tek or just the Star Trek conventions?

Natureboy809

August 4th, 2011
5:04 pm

12 Is Tavarres King I think

chilidawg

August 4th, 2011
5:45 pm

Looking forward to seeing #47 terrorize opposing offenses again.

Kevin

August 4th, 2011
6:59 pm

The number is 10. UCF KNIGHTS 10 Georgia 6
Any Questions?

Richt Can't Come Back From All the Damage He's Done to UGA

August 4th, 2011
7:16 pm

He should quit immediately and refund all the money that was paid to him, none of which he earned.

Boca Baby

August 4th, 2011
7:18 pm

If Drew has half the motor David Pollack had we will be OK at that position.

Boca Baby

August 4th, 2011
7:19 pm

Kevin: Even a blind squirrel finds nut in the yard.