It took a year later than expected, but Demetris Robertson finally made his first college catch in a Georgia uniform.
Even better, it went for a touchdown.
Robertson, who transferred from Cal to UGA before last season, caught a three-yard touchdown pass to finish the Bulldogs’ first offensive series in Saturday night’s opener against Vanderbilt.
Robertson is being counted upon heavily this season to “step up” as a leader and playmaker for Georgia’s group of receivers – a group which is very talented and deep, yet largely unproven. Freshman 5-star George Pickens has been compared to former UGA great A.J. Green.
Back to Robertson: He’s a 5-star recruit out of Savannah, Ga. He returned home from California last year to play at Georgia, but struggled to get playing time because he struggled with blocking, among other reasons.
While Robertson incredibly did not have a catch last season, he did rush four times for 106 yards, including one touchdown.
On UGA’s second series against Vanderbilt, Robertson caught a deep ball from Jake Fromm, but it was brought back due to a holding penalty on the Bulldogs.