UGA WR Malcolm Mitchell Honored

ATHENS - Malcolm Mitchell shared his passion for books with kids with his “Reading with Malcolm” program.

The Georgia wide receiver also penned a children’s book this offseason: “The Magician’s Hat.”

Now, he is being recognized for he’s done off the field by being named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He is one 11 FBS players selected as having made a commitment to help others and make a positive impact in their communities.  

Mitchell’s “Reading with Malcolm” program encourages kids to read and shares his story of overcoming reading difficulties. He also has visited Camp Sunshine for children with cancer and volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club of Athens and takes part in UGA’s “Learn, Play, Excel,” initiative.

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Marshall Morgan, who made 84.4 percent of his field goal tries the past two seasons, made just one of three in his first attempts of the season Saturday at Vanderbilt. That was a big surprise to Georgia co-special teams coordinator John Lilly, who said the senior has kicked as well as any time in his career in practice. “He hit too high on the ball on the first one,” Lilly said of a 37-yard attempt that was shanked. “That might have been the worst kick I’ve seen for sure in his career.” A gusty wind may have factored and communication issues on the headset forced a timeout before Morgan’s attempt. Lilly told assistant Thomas Brown he had a bad feeling about the kick. Morgan also missed from 43. Morgan kicked well in practice Tuesday. “It’s not something I’m gravely concerned about spiraling into a bad deal,” he said. 

Georgia inside linebacker Jake Ganus has his fourth career interception last week and first as a Bulldog. His first came in 2012 at South Carolina against Connor Shaw when he was playing safety.  

South Carolina is 0-1 in the SEC after its 26-22 loss to Kentucky, but the Gamecocks lost their conference opener each of the previous two seasons before winning their next SEC game.

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