Quayvon Hicks is ready to help.
Fullback. Tight end last year. Now it’s at tailback.
Georgia has lost Nick Chubb to a season-ending knee injury. Hicks is getting some tailback work to provide depth at the position, coach Mark Richt said.
Hicks was running as the first-team fullback in drills early in practice on Wednesday.
Sony Michel, Keith Marshall and Brendan Douglas were the top three tailbacks.
The 6-foot-2 Hicks would bring a different dimension.
“Having a background of playing the position, 260 pounds, just pound the rock,” Hicks said. “I do what I do best, just like fullback. I feel like it’s a man’s position. You’ve got to be a man. I hate seeing my man Nick Chubb go down, but he was a man. He did everything he could do on a day to day basis.”
Hicks has rushed for 157 yards on 19 carries in his career, but none this year.
“If the opportunity presents itself, y’all will see,” he said
This and that
Missouri makes its second ever visit to Sanford Stadium on Saturday. “It’s one of the great things about playing in college football, you get to go play in some great, great stadiums,” coach Gary Pinkel said. “This is probably one of the top five. I don’t know who the other four are but they’d be in the top five of really just great college venues.” … Outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (hip strain) and defensive lineman John Atkins (turf toe) haven’t practiced this week. Jenkins father has said his son won’t play this week, but Richt didn’t rule him out. ...Defensive end Josh Dawson didn’t record a tackle in his limited time against Tennessee, but was named one of three captains this week. Richt said defensive coaches may have given the nod to Dawson because he’s a senior that does things the right way and is a leader. “I had no clue about it, but I’m thankful for the honor,” Dawson said. “I’m thankful that my peers and coaches see me as a captain.”