Chubb: Dawgs' Workhorse

ATHENS - Nick Chubb has more carries in SEC games this season than any other player in the league.

So it figures that the reigning league offensive player of the week said Wednesday he would welcome the return of teammate Todd Gurley at running back to give him a breather.

“Yes, sir,” Chubb said. “Or me go in when he gets tired.”

Chubb, a freshman, has carried the ball 91 times for 489 yards and four touchdowns in five league games, the bulk of that as a workhorse back the past two games while Gurley was out.

He’s not sure how his role will change when Gurley returns to the mix.

Georgia on Wednesday asked the NCAA to reinstate Gurley, who has missed two games while Georgia looked into him signing autographs for money.

“I guess we’ll see,” Chubb said. “It’s Todd’s final year. He’s got a lot to do. A lot of expectations have been cut short for a while. I’m a team player.”

Chubb, from Cedartown, rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries at Missouri and 202 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the win against Arkansas.

“One of the things (Todd) mentioned even in last week’s game against Arkansas, he just enjoyed watching the game, enjoyed watching his teammates play, enjoyed watching Chubb do his thing,” coach Mark Richt said. “He said he felt a little like a proud father watching Chubb play ball.”

“I didn’t take his spot,” Chubb said. “He just got in trouble or whatever.”

Chubb said the heavy workload hasn’t impacted him because he got plenty of snaps at Cedartown High.

“In high school, I got about 30 carries ( a game) and played defense,” he said.


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