ATHENS — Georgia star Richard LeCounte isn’t done yet. The junior safety announced he will be returning to the Bulldogs for his senior season with a statement on Twitter.
“Year 4 Let’s Do It,” LeCounte tweeted.
The Riceboro, Ga. product leads the SEC in fumbles recovered this season with three, and he was Georgia’s second-leading tackler (61).
LeCounte caused and recovered a fumble in Georgia’s 19-13 win over Texas A&M on Nov. 13, and the week before at Auburn, he had six tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up on the Tigers’ final possession.
Against Missouri, LeCounte had an interception and a 71-yard return as the Bulldogs scored a 27-0 home win on Nov. 9.
LeCounte started 13 of 14 games his junior season, leading the team with 74 tackles his sophomore season of 2018.
Smart, a former All-SEC safety, was a fan of LeCounte’s, often issuing public challenges for his star pupil to improve.
The relationship between coach and player will always be remembered for the practical joke Smart played on him during what was supposed to be a relay race between the coaching staff and select players.