Bulldog Fullback J.T. Wall Awarded Scholarship

University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt announced Thursday that junior walk-on fullback J.T. Wall has been awarded a scholarship.

Wall, a 6-0, 241-pound native of Milledgeville, transferred to Georgia last fall from Southwest Baptist University. He joined the team as a walk-on. He has yet to make his debut for the Bulldogs in a game but enjoyed an impressive spring with additional work due to the injuries of running backs Musa Smith, Albert Hollis II and Jasper Sanks. In the annual G-Day spring game, he had two carries for 15 yards and caught two passes for nine yards.

"J.T. had an outstanding spring and has impressed all our coaches with his hustle, desire, and work ethic," said Richt. "It's always a good day when you can award a scholarship to a walk-on who has earned it through hard work and dedication to making himself better each day. We expect him to be a solid contributor to our team this fall."

During his two-year career with the Bearcats, Wall started all 22 games and gained 915 yards on 247 carries with six touchdowns. A sports business major, Wall was a four-year starter at John Milledge Academy under coach Bruce Lane. A fullback and linebacker, Wall was a three-time All-State and All-Region 4AAA selection as well as three-time MVP of his team.

Georgia freshmen report August 1 with the varsity coming in August 5. The Bulldogs' season opener is slated for Saturday, Sept. 1 against Arkansas State.

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