Georgia football: D’Andre Swift should still be considered a Heisman candidate

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Georgia football has a few guys who can be considered Heisman candidates. However, the one who has the most potential to make it to New York is D’Andre Swift.

The Georgia football program potentially has a couple of players who could be Heisman Trophy finalists this December. One of them is starting tailback D’Andre Swift, who got off to a hot start in 2019.

However, since the first two games, the Heisman hype surrounding Swift has cooled off. It’s fair to ask, what does Swift need to do in order to get back into the Heisman conversation?

After four games, Swift has 49 carries for 388 yards, three touchdowns, and averages 7.9 yards a carry.

The more interesting part of his current stats is the fact that he only ran in the first half for the Murray State and Arkansas State matchups.

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Swift is already putting up numbers and is the No. 26 on the overall average yards per game. If we look just at the SEC, he is No. 3. So right now, he will likely not make it to New York.

If he wants to make it to the Big Apple, then Swift will need a game where he goes on a montage for 175+ rushing yards to make up for those two games where he didn’t play all four quarters.

If there is a man who can achieve that goal, it is D’Andre Swift.

Swift has explosiveness, speed, and the “it factor” to pull off a Heisman candidacy with the remaining games on the schedule.

He even already had one Heisman moment during the Notre Dame game, where he effortlessly leaped over the Irish defender.

Georgia’s offense is built off the running game. So when the Dawgs have a player like Swift, the possibilities of what could happen are never-ending.

Not to mention Swift and his fellow Dawgs have a matchup against Tennessee this weekend, which could help him rack up some yards. It would look good to the Heisman voters because it’ll be yards earned on a big stage against a conference opponent.

It has been over 30 years since Dawg Nation saw one of their own lift up the Heisman trophy.  Who better for the job than D’Andre Swift?

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As the saying goes “any given Saturday” something special could happen, and number 7 for the Dawgs is putting together quite the resume that could make him one of the greatest to ever wear the red and black.