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UGA Football Preseason: Damian Swann Steps Into Larger Role

Sophomore Georgia cornerback Damian Swann went from playing sparingly in his freshman season to being relied on by the Bulldogs this season. Swann was a highly decorated recruit in 2011, but he played behind Brandon Boykin, who was a three-year starter at UGA.

But with Boykin gone and senior Sanders Commings suspended for two games, the Dawgs need Swann to step up in a big way.

"When I came in, I was behind some top guys, and I just had to wait my turn," Swann said, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constiution. "We lost a key player when Boykin graduated, and I feel those shoes are going to be real big to fill. I feel like I'm going to be that guy to step up and do it."

Branden Smith and Malcolm Mitchell will be the other top cornerbacks for the Dawgs when the season opens, but none of these players have tons of experience. Smith is a senior who started seven games last season.

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