Bailey to lead Dawgs' receivers

ATHENS – Fred Gibson and Reggie Brown are gone – that's the bad news. The good news is that Georgia's receivers, albeit young and inexperienced, seem good enough to fill their shoes.

The main target for D.J. Shockley in 2005 could be Sean Bailey. Now a junior, it seems Bailey just got on campus. He was one of only a few freshmen that did not redshirt in 2003. He only played a limited role that season, and saw limited action in 2004 as well. Still, he is confident that the receivers will be productive in 2005.

"It's obvious that we have big shoes to fill because Fred and Reggie left," said Bailey. "We have no other option other than to step up. We know it's going to be a hard think to do, but we have to work every day to earn our keep here."

Bailey says he looks forward to the challenge of filling Brown and Gibson's shoes. Bailey was a highly sought after recruit, and the Bulldogs signed him after this championship season of 2002. Now, he says, is the chance he's been waiting for.

"Ever since I got here I have been waiting to have the opportunity that I have now to step up and prove myself, earn my keep, and pull my weight. I (want to) show that I deserve to be here and show that I am capable of making plays and being a big playmaker," Bailey said.

Bailey said everything outside of football is going well for him. He said he loves Georgia and is happy he picked it.

"One of the criteria for me in picking a school was: if something happened and football was taken away from me would I still have fun and enjoy my college experience. That's why I picked Georgia, because I do have fun; I have a social life outside of football – definitely," he said.


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