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Building the best Georgia football dodgeball team
In case you missed it, the Georgia football team had some fun over the weekend. The Georgia football Twitter account tweeted out a video of Georgia coach Kirby Smart challenging his team to a game against the Georgia coaching staff. Should the team beat the coaching staff, the players wouldn’t have to do weight training for the day.
D’Andre Swift, running back
Small target, great shiftiness and strong hands as well. He’s kind of the perfect dodgeball player. It’s not a coincidence that in the video put out by UGA, Swift is the last player remaining. As great as Fromm’s arm might be, Swift’s all-around game might make him the best overall player for the Bulldogs.
Tyler Simmons, wide receiver
If Dominick Blaylock were on Georgia’s campus, we would put him here without a doubt. But since he’s not we’re going to go Tyler Simmons. He’s got good hands and speed, and despite what the referees in the national championship game think, Simmons isn’t going to cross over the halfway line prior to the start of the game.
Adam Anderson, outside linebacker
Anderson goes against the grain here, as his 6-foot-5 frame provides a big strike zone. But Anderson has a great get-off and wingspan. He’s going to be key in corralling balls at the beginning of the game. Ideally you’d want someone with a quick first step, and he may have the best one on the team.
Nolan Smith, outside linebacker
Like Anderson, Smith has a great get-off, which is going to be key. We also know that Smith is very competitive, as demonstrated by his performance in this year’s All-American bowl. He was rated the No. 1 player in the 2019 recruiting cycle, and a big reason why was his athleticism.
Richard LeCounte, safety
We could’ve gone with another wide receiver here or a linebacker like Channing Tindall. But LeCounte is going to be able to sit back and diagnose what every player on the opposing team is doing. He’s also got excellent hands and moves well. We also know he’s ultra-competitive, and that is something we want on our dodgeball team. With LeCounte, Swift and Fromm, the team is going to have great chemistry, which would help it be one of the best teams in the SEC.
Of course there are a number of combinations that could make a successful Georgia football dodgeball team. Got one that you think would be better? Feel free to let DawgNation know in the comments or on Twitter @DawgNation.
Justin Houston is going to make some team very happy
Former Georgia football standout Justin Houston was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Houston had spent his entire NFL career with the Chiefs and wrapped up 78.5 sacks in his eight seasons.