Redshirt Diaries: Nathan Theus

Dawg Post takes a look at players who redshirted last season and what could be in store in 2012.

Nathan Theus – LS – 6-3, 254 pounds
The Bolles School – Jacksonville, Fla. – Major: Recreation and Leisure Studies

Why he redshirted:

With Ty Frix already in place as the starter there was no pressure for Theus to play immediately. He was on standby during games in 2011 in case Frix had gotten hurt.

A look at the depth chart:

Ty Frix

Nathan Theus

Coming in the 2012 recruiting class:


Peer's perspective:

"Nathan had a great first year here. He worked hard every day and really proved that he deserved to be here and be on the field when his time comes. Nathan will be a great long snapper at Georgia and has the potential to play at the next level, too." – Long snapper Ty Frix.

What the spring needs to bring:

Theus, obviously, is at Georgia because of one specific skill – long snapping. His niche makes it easy to say what he needs to do – continue to get better and faster with snapping.

But there's always more than that. He can always get bigger, stronger and faster through work in the weight room, which will help while covering punts and to stay healthy.

Contributions for next season and beyond:

Frix has done a good job as the starter in multiple seasons. While he'll most likely remain the prominent snapper, Theus will get some experience in 2012. Once Frix moves on after this season, Theus will be the starter for three years. Don't expect any drop-off in play once that occurs.

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