Howard Blog: A New Year, A New Roster

Washaun Ealey will be wearing No. 3 this year, instead of last year's No. 24. (Photo/Brett Davis)

By Scott Howard | July 16, 2010

Voice of the Bulldogs Scott Howard will be blogging exclusively for throughout the 2010 football season. In this entry, he outlines the large amount of changes on this year's roster.

Each summer there are always two things I can't wait to get my hands on...the new Georgia basketball schedule and the new football roster. The basketball schedule isn't ready yet, but the football roster, with freshmen included, is. (View Updated Roster). There are always lots of new names and numbers to memorize to get ready for the season.

RB Washaun Ealey changed his number from 24 to 3 in the spring. Freshman RB Ken Malcome from SW Dekalb High School will wear the 24 this season. Alec Ogletree has been fitted with Reshad Jones' old number, so the freshman safety will wear 9 for the Dogs. His twin brother, Alexander, gets number 46.

Just this week, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo commented that some of the traits of freshman QB Hutson Mason reminded him of former Dogs QB David Greene. Oddly enough, Mason will wear number 14 this year, Greene's number while he was setting records at UGA in the early part of the decade.

The tallest player on the roster is freshman Dexter Morant from Manning, S.C. He is listed at 6'7" and 225 lbs. The smallest player is walk-on RFr. Brandon Harton, a 5'6", 165 lb receiver from Reidsville. Shifty RB Carlton Thomas is the next smallest player on the team at 5'7" and 176 lbs.

The Dogs have 16 players listed at 300 lbs or more, 14 on offense and 2 on defense. Justin Anderson and Kwame Geathers are the only 300 pounders on defense. Geathers came in heavier last season but the 6'6" RFr is listed at 310 right now. Anderson and OL Cordy Glenn are the largest players on the roster. Both are listed at an identical 6'5" and 330 lbs. The largest true freshman is OL Kenarious Gates. The newcomer from Grantville is 6'5" and 312 lbs. Boy, times have certainly changed.

When I attempted to walk on at UGA after graduating from high school in 1980, I, too, was an offensive lineman...all 6 feet and 235 pounds of me. Now that's funny!



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