ATHENS — The Georgia career of A.J. Turman, which never quite got off the ground, has come to an end.
The junior tailback is not on Georgia’s updated spring roster and Turman has been given his release, according to a UGA spokesman.
Turman’s departure is not exactly a shock, given his lack of playing time. He never received a carry in a game, partly due to injuries over the past three years, but also because of the depth at tailback.
Sony Michel is the returning starter, with superstar Nick Chubb recovering well from his knee surgery. Both are juniors. Senior Brendan Douglas has been a solid backup, and the team signed four-star recruit Elijah Holyfield. There’s also redshirt freshman Tae Crowder, who was occasionally ahead of Turman on the depth chart last year.
Turman, a native of Orlando, Fla., struggled with a toe injury his first year, when he redshirted. He was a G-Day sensation each of the past two years, rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns last year and scoring two touchdowns the year before.
But once the summer rolled around, Turman was never able to translate that to a meaningful spot on the depth chart.