ATHENS — Junior nose guard Jonathan Jenkins had the highlight of Georgia’s morning practice Tuesday as he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown.
“[Jenkins] tipped it to himself and then the big boy just rumbled down the field,” senior tight end Aron White said. “It was only about 12 yards, but a TD for a guy that size is still impressive. He kind of reminded me of that guy for the Packers [B.J. Raji] running for that touchdown.”
Tuesday’s practice was conducted in shorts and helmets and is number six of 29 the Bulldogs will go through in preseason camp. Number 7 will be at 5 p.m. this afternoon as Georgia experiences if two-practice day of the preseason. The other time is Saturday.
“I thought we did a pretty good job today,” coach Mark Richt said. “We had a good tempo and the guys handled the first of two practices today well. Everyone will be doing something constructive in our second session today as we work on our fundamentals and kicking team.”
Tuesday’s workout was heavy on preparation and installation day as the Bulldogs prepare for its first scrimmage tomorrow morning at Sanford Stadium. We’ll get to observe only the warmups for that but hopefully we’ll learn of some developments after that.
The Bulldogs got out of the first contact practice in pretty good shape. The only new injury I identified was walkon running back Wes Van Dyk, who suffered a mild sprain of an ankle.
The rest of the players in the green were usual suspects from this season: CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring), FS Jakar Hamilton (hamstring), OLB Cornelius Washington (hamstring) and OT Xzavier Ward (knee). TB Brandon Harton was also out for a second day with a concussion.
The good news is Boykin and Washington, both projected starters, seemed to be moving very well and were actually running three-quarter sprints on the lower field. Hamilton, however, was limping noticeably.