UGA football released its updated roster today including the jersey numbers for the transfers and 2020 recruiting class signees.
At long last, the jersey numbers of UGA football’s newest players have been revealed. The team recently released the 2020 numerical roster. Now when the Bulldogs take the field (whenever that will be) fans know what numbers to look for when trying to spot the new players.
The most refreshing reveal is the numbers for the three new quarterbacks. For most of the 2010s, Georgia’s starting quarterback wore the #11 (Aaron Murray, Grayson Lambert and Jake Fromm). Neither of the three new passers will wear the number. Jamie Newman is #9, Carson Beck is #15 and JT Daniels is #18.
You have to go all the way back to the 1980s to find a starting quarterback with one of those numbers. Wayne Johnson wore the #18 throughout his UGA football career, while Todd Williams wore #15.
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The #11 moves to speedy wide receiver Arian Smith. Jermaine Burton meanwhile has a lot to live up to by taking the #7 from departing running back D’Andre Swift. As for the other new receivers, Marcus Rosemy takes #81 and Justin Robinson wears #17. Transfer tight end Tre’ McKitty will wear #87 in his only season as a Bulldog and true freshman Darnell Washington will wear #0. He’s likely the most notable player in school history to wear #0.
The two new running backs are wearing more traditional running back numbers. Kendall Milton is #22 and Daijun Edwards is #33. The offense rounds out with Broderick Jones #59, Chad Limberg #78, Tate Retledge #71 and Sedrick Van Pran #63.
Over on defense, returning defensive lineman Julian Rochester trades his #5 for #89, his old number moves to true freshman cornerback Kelee Ringo. Fellow cornerback Jalen Kimber is right below him with #6 and safety Major Burns inherits the #20 from JR Reed. Out of all of the freshmen on defense, Burns has the biggest shoes to fill.
Defensive tackle Jalen Carter claims #88, he’s joined on the defensive line by Nazir Stackhouse with #78. One the second level, MJ Sherman takes the #8, a unique number for a Georgia linebacker.