Georgia Football: Christopher Smith May See Playing Time Against Wildcats

Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith makes an interception and runs for a touchdown. (Griffin Zetterberg-USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith makes an interception and runs for a touchdown. (Griffin Zetterberg-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Georgia football has a long list of injured players, but one of them could potentially play against Kentucky.

Starting safety, Chris Smith went down last week during the Auburn game with a shoulder injury. Thankfully it was just a separated shoulder and not anything serious, but we still thought Smith would sit out this week to let it rest.

Smith practiced in limited quantities this week, but he was working with the second-string defensive backs during the warm-ups ahead of the Kentucky matchup. Dan Jackson’s name was heard over the loudspeaker as the starter.

While Smith will likely not get a ton of playing time, he could see the field, and well, that would benefit the Dawgs greatly. Georgia is thin in the secondary, so having an experienced guy like Smith being able to go at some capability just helps ease some of the pressure off the younger corners.

Smith has 11 tackles on the season, two interceptions, including one pick-six, and one quarterback hurry.

He is the guy that scored the only touchdown against Clemson and has been extremely strong all season. Smith waited so long for this opportunity to get to be a starter, so it doesn’t surprise me that he will try and play.

Jackson, who is starting for Smith, has 13 tackles on the season and led the team against Auburn last week with six tackles. He is also the guy that blocked the punt against Arkansas a few weeks back, which instantly told Georgia fans to know his name.

The Bulldogs are trying to remain undefeated on the year, and Smith helps make that happen.

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Georgia needs as many guys that can play in the secondary since Tykee Smith and Jalen Kimber are out for the remainder of the season. So if Smith can go, let him. He brings excitement to the field, and the Dawgs need his grit.