Zander Ogletree sees action against Florida, wants to get more snaps

Zander Ogletree hadn’t taken an offensive snap this season prior to last Saturday’s game against Florida.

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Fullback Zander Ogletree played about 30 snaps against Florida, and had two catches for 13 yards.

He said coaches had talked to him at one point about a possible redshirt.

“I was always ready,” the junior said. “I just wait until my name gets called or my number gets called.”

That came after the Bulldogs’ first offensive play when starter Merritt Hall sprained his right ankle.

With backup Quayvon Hicks (concussion) also out, Georgia turned to Ogletree, twin brother of linebacker Alec Ogletree.

“He was very physical in his run blocking,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “He didn’t seem to have many mental errors at all. I don’t even know if he had a missed assignment.”

Ogletree’s only action before Florida was one snap on the punt return team at Kentucky.

He played about 30 snaps against Florida. He had a pair of catches for 13 yards.

“We were just focused all week on playing hard and playing physical,” Ogletree said. “That’s what I came to do.”

Hall didn’t practice again on Tuesday.

“I think his ankle is not ready,” Ogletree said. “Hopefully, I’ll still be in the mix. I’m ready for it. I’m looking forward to Saturday.”

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