Tight end Rome enjoying opportunities in passing game

Jay Rome has waited patiently to hear his name called.

After catching just two passes in Georgia’s first eight games, the redshirt freshman tight end has caught five passes for 44 yards in Georgia’s victories over Ole Miss and Auburn.

“It’s fun to catch balls and get into space and make some plays,” Rome said.

It’s not that the redshirt freshman tight end doesn’t like blocking, but he said he certainly enjoys hearing his name called after a big catch.

“Sometimes with blocking, you can make a tremendous block, but you don’t get the love,” Rome said. “Even though you don’t get the love, you know you did a good job, and you’re proud of yourself.”

Arthur Lynch, Georgia’s starting tight end and Rome’s elder statesman, has also been targeted more in the passing game recently.

“Being patient and being team players, we’ve been doing anything we could to help the team,” Rome said of the tight end tandem. “Now that we’re getting some more passes, both of us are really excited about that.”

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