As a true freshman last season, Jeb Blazevich led Georgia’s tight ends and was fourth on the team overall with 18 catches for 269 yards and 2 TDs. Through nine games this year, he has just eight receptions for 74 yards.
On Monday, Mark Richt said the 6-5, 250-pound sophomore from Charlotte has been suffering from tired legs since preseason camp and recently has been battling an ankle sprain.
“He has struggled a little bit moving like he did a year ago,” Richt said. “… For whatever reason, it just seems like he never really snapped out of it. But now I think he’s as healthy as he’s been. He’s moving much better. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to end up using it more than we have.”
In the meantime, Georgia has been targeting other tight ends. Senior Jay Rome has two receptions in the last two games but dropped a potential TD catch against Florida and frershman Jackson Harris had one catch against Kentucky. Fourth-stringer Jordan Davis was the intended receiver on a seam route against Kentucky but was unable to hang on to Lambert’s well-placed pass for what could have been a long gain.