You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Georgia losing defensive back to graduate transfer


ATHENS — Reggie Wilkerson, who played safety and cornerback at Georgia in a reserve role, will be leaving the team to pursue a graduate transfer.

Wilkerson is due to graduate in May, and will become the second player to leave Georgia the grad transfer route. Brice Ramsey is doing the same. Wilkerson’s decision was confirmed by UGA on Tuesday morning.

Wilkerson released a statement on his Instagram account:

“First and foremost I want to thank God for everything He has given me, blessing my family and myself. This has been an unforgettable four years at the University of Georgia. I want to thank every coach that has helped build and mold me into the man I am today. There will be Nothing compared to playing between the hedges. Thank you to the fans for the unbelievable support over the years. The brotherhood I’ve joined here in Athens will last a lifetime. With that being said, I will play my last year at another institution. I wish nothing but success to the Bulldogs for years to come. To my brothers in the Red & Black, finish the drill. Once a Dawg always a Dawg. To the Bulldog Nation: Thank you.”

“Our sincerest thanks to both Brice and Reggie for their contributions to the University in general and the Bulldog football program in particular over these past four years,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said in a statement.  “We wish them all the best at their next destination and final season of eligibility.”

A rising senior, Wilkerson enrolled early in 2013 and impressed right away, and was set to compete for a starting cornerback role as a true freshman. But those plans were derailed by an ACL tear that summer, and when he returned the following year he was never quite able to recover his spot on the depth chart.

Wilkerson, a native of Orlando, Fla., appeared in 20 games at Georgia, racking up 17 tackles. He spent most of last year on the second team, rotating between safety and the star position.

The post Georgia losing defensive back to graduate transfer appeared first on DawgNation.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play
MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint.  When Dovydas Neverauskas — fresh from the airport and wearing cleats and a glove bummed from his new Pittsburgh Pirates teammates — jogged onto the mound at PNC Park on April 24 to clean up what was left a lopsided loss to the Chicago Cubs...
Falcons select tight end Eric Saubert in the fifth round
Falcons select tight end Eric Saubert in the fifth round

The Falcons selected Drake tight end Eric Saubert with the 174th overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Height: 6-f00t-4 Weight: 242 pounds Arm length: 33 1/2 inches Hand size: 10 3/8 inches 40-yard dash: 4.67 seconds Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds Vertical jump: 35 1/2 inches (Pro Day) Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inches Three-cone...
Falcons’ 4th-rounder Harlow figures to move from tackle to guard

Sean Harlow played offensive tackle almost exclusively over four seasons at Oregon State, but he knows the Falcons are going to try him at guard, and that’s fine with him. When the Falcons used the 136th pick of the NFL draft Saturday to select him in the first round, they turned in their pick with Harlow listed as a guard. At 6-foot-4 1/8, 305...
Brian Hill: ‘The Falcons just got the best running back in this draft’
Brian Hill: ‘The Falcons just got the best running back in this draft’

Former Wyoming running back Brian Hill was not expecting the Atlanta Falcons to select him with the 156th overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday. “This is a dream come true,” an excited Hill said via phone call. “I didn’t expect the Falcons. No one in the house was expecting the Falcons, but a lot of teams...
Falcons again go to LSU to take Duke Riley
Falcons again go to LSU to take Duke Riley

Duke Riley probably had an idea the Falcons were interested in him, and the former LSU linebacker wasn’t surprised in the least Friday evening when the Falcons used the No. 75 pick of the draft to select him in the third round. He was flat-out excited. The quickish Tiger from New Orleans was one of about 30 college players to have private, pre-draft...
More Stories