ATHENS — Georgia football is back underway, but the workouts are behind red and black curtains and without the football staff present.
The Bulldogs released another workout video Super Bowl week after putting out a short workout video earlier this offseason showing returning tailback D’Andre Swift, who figures to make great strides with the benefit of his first healthy offseason.
Swift, of course, underwent surgery on both groins in January of 2018, getting incisions in his abdomen.
The versatile tailback from Philadelphia was limited in spring drills and missed the G-Day Game and wasn’t able to do everything in the weight room.
The first half of the season was filled with more frustration for Swift.
“First game, we played Austin Peay I wasn’t feeling 100 percent,” Swift said, “and against South Carolina, I hurt myself again, and that’s why things starting going downhill for me again.”
Swift was getting treatment for the groin injury as many times as three times away to keep himself available for Saturdays.
It wasn’t until resting during the bye week that he was able to get healthy enough to showcase his talents.
Swift averaged 9.9 yards per carry during Georgia’s pivotal SEC East Division title run wins over Florida, Kentucky and Auburn.
Swift exploded for 186 yards on 17 carries against the Tigers in addition to making four catches for 43 yards.
Already, Swift and returning junior quarterback Jake Fromm are receiving Heisman Hype, both among the top 10 candidates according to early offshore odds.
“Getting back healthy is a big thing,” Swift said last month, “because I know when I’m healthy, the sky is the limit for me.”
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