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Georgia Football Moving Richard Samuel Back To RB, Shoring Up After Losses

Finding themselves down Washaun Ealey and Caleb King so far this offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs announced formerly converted LB Richard Samuel will return to the offensive side of the ball. Samuel played both positions in high school and was signed by the Dawgs to play running back, but switched to play outside linebacker before eventually landing at inside linebacker. This guy!

With top 2010 rushers Ealey and King gone, the RB depth chart featured Isaiah Crowell, Ken Malcome, Carlton Thomas and some even bigger question marks. Tipping the scales at more than 230 pounds, Samuel should supply some power to a running game that, other than Crowell and Malcome, includes a bunch of little guys.

In 2009, Samuel produced 395 yards on 88 carries, averaging 4.5 yards per strut. He also contributed a few touches in 2008. He's not much of a threat to catch the ball, but his strength could help compensate for the loss of King's pass blocking.

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