2008 Fall Camp: Day Seven Practice Report

ATHENS - No. 1-ranked Georgia held their first scrimmage of the preseason Monday at Sanford Stadium, and sophomore starting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant went down with a knee injury.

Bulldog coach Mark Richt said he is not sure of the extent of the injury to the 6-5, 293-pound native of Wadesboro, N.C., who started all 13 games at left tackle last season. He earned Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC honors for the Bulldogs in 2007.

"It swelled up pretty good, and we're taking the pictures so we'll see," said Richt after practice. "It's just sad to see a guy get hurt."

Sophomore Josh Davis, a 6-6, 293-pound native of Jayess, Miss., played the rest of the day with the number one unit. Overall, Richt said he was pleased with where his team is at this point of camp as Monday marked the eighth and ninth sessions. Georgia had a 75-minute kicking scrimmage in the morning at the stadium and then returned between the hedges for a two-hour workout in full pads.

"We're about a third of the way through, and we're on track," said Richt. "We've made progress but we've got a long way to go as we're developing our second and third units too."

The statistical leaders from Monday's afternoon scrimmage included redshirt freshman Caleb King rushing for 52 yards on 11 carries with two catches for 22 yards while freshman Richard Samuel gained 45 yards on 11 carries with three catches for 26 yards. Junior quarterback Matthew Stafford was 11-for-21 for 108 yards and one interception while redshirt freshman Logan Gray was 12-for-22 for 119 yards including a six-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Tripp Chandler. Chandler finished with a team-high four catches for 31 yards. Freshman place-kicker Blair Walsh went 3-for-3 in field goal attempts, hitting from 36,37 and 38 yards including one during a one-minute drill.

Richt said the Bulldogs scrimmaged with a lot of situational work including, eight-play drives, moving the ball for a first down, scoring in the red zone and goal line.

Defensively, senior cornerback Ramarcus Brown tallied a team-high 10 tackles including seven solo stops followed by sophomore linebacker Darryl Gamble who made seven tackles including six solo stops. Freshman linebacker Marcus Dowtin collected five tackles on the day. Sophomore cornerback Vance Cuff notched an interception.

Monday was the second of four two-a-day sessions for the Bulldogs. They will hold one afternoon workout Tuesday and then have another two-a-day on Wednesday.


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