Milner working hard this spring

At the start of spring practice, Milner was the number three tight end behind Watson and Michael Turner. Robert Brannon was the number two tight end coming into spring practices but moved to linebacker before the start of spring practice.

While playing for West Hall, High Martrez Milner caught 22 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns. By contrast, Milner, a tight end, was redshirted his first season as a Georgia Bulldog. Going from being the star one year to not playing the next can be difficult. But this spring Milner has been making the most of his opportunities.

In the first scrimmage of the season, DJ Shockley hit Milner in the end zone for the only touchdown of the day. Milner said that he has been going full speed since he arrived at Georgia and that his hard work is beginning to pay off.

"I've been working hard," he said. "The coaches believe in me and my teammates believe in me," he added. Milner said that it is important that his fellow Dawgs have faith in his play.

Milner explained that he is still working on fundamental aspects of his game. "I am still working on getting off of the line," said Milner. Adding, "I am working on my hands and focusing on the ball."

Milner said that he models his game after two Georgia Bulldogs. One is former Bulldog star and current Miami Dolphin tight end Randy McMichael. The other is current starting tight end Ben Watson. "I pattern my game after them," he said.

At the start of spring practice, Milner was the number three tight end behind Watson and Michael Turner. Robert Brannon was the number two tight end coming into spring practices but moved to linebacker before the start of spring practice.

Milner said that he has longed to play with silver britches on, "I have always wanted to go to Georgia," he said. He ended by saying that his progress in those silver britches will be incremental.

"I am just taking as it comes," said Milner of his development. "Step by step, day by day," he said.


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