ATHENS — Georgia football Heisman Trophy candidate D’Andre Swift isn’t looking to wear any different colored “no-contact” jersey or get any free passes in drill work.
As important as the dynamic Swift figures to be to the Bulldogs’ national championship hopes in 2019, it would be understandable if Coach Kirby Smart were to limit his contact or spring practice workload.
Swift says that’s not the case, nor does he want it to be.
“He doesn’t show any favoritism, as he shouldn’t, I’m on the team, I should contribute as much as he wants me to, so I’m playing out there to my best ability and giving 100 percent every practice,” Swift said. I don’t let off. I should’t be taken out of practice or anything like that. I don’t think anybody should, so that’s the standard here at Georgia, so I play to that standard.”
Swift led UGA with 1049 yards rushing last season and added another 297 yards on 32 catches.
Smart has said he plans on giving Swift has much of a workload as he can handle.
Swift is doing his part to make sure he’s up to the task, still receiving treatment most days for the injuries he has had to his groins and his foot.
“Just maintenance stuff,” Swift said. “Trying o keep everything good.
“Whatever workload he gives me, it’s my job to be ready for that … I stayed prayed up, put God first,” he said. “I get to show everybody in the country what I can do with a high workload.”
New offensive coordinator James Coley is getting the backs more involved in he pass game, Swift said, and bringing new looks.
“A lot of exotic stuff on offense,” Swift said, “that the world will have to look out for this season from the Georgia Bulldogs.”
Georgia football RB D’Andre Swift