Georgia’s football team wasted no time this season unveiling a new dimension to its offense: a 6-foot-2, 260-pound sophomore fullback who can make his presence felt as a runner and a receiver. Quayvon Hicks demonstrated those abilities with a 37-yard run against Clemson and a 23-yard catch-and-run against South Carolina, both plays rescuing the Bulldogs from precarious field position.
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UGA fullback Quayvon Hicks has had a number of big plays in Georgia’s first two games:
- Ran up the middle for 37 yards from the Georgia 3-yard line, starting a 97-yard touchdown drive that he finished with a 1-yard score.
- Gained 38 yards on a screen pass (with an assist from teammate Chris Conley, who recovered Hicks’ fumble at the end of the play).
- Made the key block on Todd Gurley’s 75-yard touchdown run.
vs. South Carolina:
- Made the play that perhaps sealed the victory, gaining 23 yards on a catch-and-run to remove the Bulldogs from bad field position at their own 3-yard line and ignite a drive that consumed the game’s final 8:28.
- Had runs of 6 and 15 yards on a third-quarter touchdown drive.
- Made several nice blocks in one-on-one situations against Jadeveon Clowney.