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Georgia Bulldogs Vs. No. 2 Auburn Tigers: Cam Newton Could Have Been A Bulldog

If you don't already know, Cam Newton is from the Atlanta area and played high school ball at Westlake. But did you know he was recruited by the Georgia Bulldogs as a tight end?

Here's what head coach Mark Richt has to say about Newton when he first saw him:

He was a very talented guy, a guy that we did look at. … A lot of it had to do with what we like to do offensively. He was more of a fit than any type of disrespect to his ability to play quarterback. He’s proven to be pretty darn good there."


Newton went on to sign with the Florida Gators and was there for two years before transferring to Binn College for one season.

And speaking of Newton, Georgia has been using walk-on quarterback Parker Welch as a mock version of Newton when the Bulldogs first-team defense scrimmages against the scout team. With Welch being 6'3", 207 lbs. and Newton coming in at 6'6", 250, it's not really a best mock version of Newton to have, but it's most likely Georgia's best option.

And for an injury report, Kwame Geathers and Logan Gray are two players to keep a close eye on. Geathers has an ankle injury and did not practice. Gray has a jaw injury by took part in non-contact drills. Kris Durham, who has a bruised lung, also took part in non-contact drills yesterday. He has been cleared to play.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.