The junior college transfer has been sidelined for much of his Bulldog career with hamstring injuries, but he’s certainly coming on in November with five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown against Charleston Southern and four for 81 against Kentucky.
“He’s got a couple of more games to show what he can do,” Conley said. “He’s got a couple of more games to make an impact. I think that’s one of the things that Rumph wants to do. It seems like it was a really short career but I think he has the opportunity to make it a meaningful career.”
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said the 6-foot-5, 218-pound Rumph “has proven that if we throw him the ball, he’ll catch it and make some plays and he’s done a nice job after the catch. He’s not a blazer, but y’all have seen him, he’s a big, big man that’s a big target and done a nice job and gained the confidence of his coaches and his quarterback. He’ll continue to get more snaps and get in that rotation.”
Receivers coach Tony Ball said Rumph is now performing at a level where coaches can trust him in the rotation and is starting to look as explosive as he did in the preseason before his hamstring injury.