The Throwback: Carrying The Load

Dawg Post is going into the vault to dig up some stories you should go back and read.

Today's Throwback Story of the Day features a piece written by Carter Strickland. Strickland's story details the rise of Shaun Chapas. Enjoy.


ATHENS - After a season of uncertainty in 2008, Shaun Chapas faces an all-but-certain future for the 2009 season.

The rising junior fullback will carry the load at that position in the coming year for Georgia. That's essentially what happened last year, even if it wasn't the way things were supposed to happen.

The 2008 season was supposed to be the swan song for fullback Brannan Southerland, but injuries derailed that. Chapas entered 2008 knowing he would be the starter in the first five games while Southerland recovered from a foot injury, but everyone thought he would take a back seat once Southerland returned.

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