Georgia football: Kenny McIntosh is the ultimate team player

Kenny McIntosh runs for yardage against Trey Dean III. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Kenny McIntosh runs for yardage against Trey Dean III. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Georgia football running back Kenny McIntosh has the right mindset, which makes him the ultimate teammate.

He wants to help the team be as successful as possible, so whatever Georgia needs, he wants to do.

McIntosh spoke with the media during the first week of spring practice, and as someone who has been waiting for his starting moment, instead of being extra confident, he went the humble route.

It’s not a surprise because that is the kind of teammate and player McIntosh is.

Georgia football running back Kenny McIntosh is ready for any challenge.

McIntosh was a big piece of the puzzle down the stretch during the national title season.

That 18-yard touchdown pass to AD Mitchell during the Orange Bowl was a crucial score, and it was because McIntosh and Mitchell made the play. He took that challenge and ran with it.

During his press conference, McIntosh wasn’t shy about being versatile.

"“I’m ready to take on whatever [Coach Smart needs me to], whether that’s special teams or whatever my team needs me to do, whatever it takes to win… I think it’s really because of my hands. I thank God for blessing my hands with the ability to catch the ball and Coach has been trusting me to catch the ball,” McIntosh said during his press conference."

Last season, he had 58 carries for 328 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 5.7 yards a carry. McIntosh was able to get some critical yardage during big games, but he also could catch that makes him unique.

He had 22 catches for 242 yards and two scores. While it doesn’t seem that impressive, McIntosh made things happen when Georgia needed him to.

Then there is the return ability that McIntosh has. Last year, he had eight kick-off returns for 157 yards, averaging 11.2 yards.

With Kendall Milton, Daijun Edwards and the two freshmen running backs, McIntosh knows he has a place because he is willing to play wherever Georgia needs. We’re not saying the others cannot either, but McIntosh will earn playing time because he wants to play and do whatever it takes.

McIntosh will make a name for himself for his versatility, which is why Georgia is lucky to have him. The Dawgs are fortunate he decided to come back for one more season, and if anyone benefits from that final year, it’ll be McIntosh.

He will likely share the load with Milton and finally get his chance to prove that he is a starter who can handle the duties that come with it.

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Georgia football has a guy who will find a lot of success in McIntosh because he understands that when you’re versatile, it only increases your worth.