Don’t count out Jonathon Rumph from still playing this season for Georgia.
The junior college transfer wide receiver has yet to take a snap for the Bulldogs while dealing with a pulled hamstring.
After he practiced in a non-contact jersey on Tuesday, wide receivers coach Tony Ball was asked if the 6-foot-5, 208-pound Rumph is going to play this season even though the Bulldogs are playing their fifth game of the season Saturday at Tennessee.
“I sure hope so,” Ball said. “His attitude was good today. He was eager to get in there and take reps. That’s been against the norm because he’s been kind of protective with that hamstring, but today he was eager to get in there and work it. That’s a huge plus and a positive.”
Rumph had two touchdown catches in the spring game and coaches were pleased with his progress in the preseason before the hamstring injury set him back.
Ball said coaches still “aren’t thinking about redshirting. This is a long season. Our focus is to get him ready. With what we do offensively, we need all the help we can get. He realizes that and he understands that and he wants to do whatever he can to help the program.”
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