When given a task, Antonio Mercier gets it done. Georgia coaches challenged Mercier to lose 30 pounds of weight before the 2002 season began. And he did just that.
"I was 360 and now I am 331".
Because of his hard work, Mercier will likely have the chance to gain experience in 2002 on the offensive line.
"They say I have a good chance of playing in 2002."
Mercier also has high hopes for the 2002 season. Noting many of the pre-season magazines, Mercier said that the Dawgs are "going to do a lot of damage this year."
Mercier plans on arriving in Athens in early July. He said that there is only one thing that he wants the Bulldog faithful to know about himself.
"I am ready and determined."
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