Georgia football’s top returning receiver among assortment of weapons for Bulldog offense


Quick. Which Georgia football player is the Bulldogs’ leading returning receiver this year?

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Need more time?

The answer: Dominic Lovett.

The Missouri transfer wide receiver may not have dazzled in his first Bulldog season but he put up decent numbers by the end with 54 catches for 613 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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“Honestly, I don’t really care about stats and stuff,” Lovett said Tuesday afternoon. “As long as we win as a team, that’s all I care about. If you’ve got team success, individual success will come, but if it’s the other way around, the team can crumble from the inside out.”

Georgia’s top receiver in 2023 was a tight end—projected NFL first-round pick Brock Bowers—who coaches made sure to get the ball in his hands every which way.

Ladd McConkey and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint are getting ready for pro careers now, too.

Sure, Dillon Bell and Arian Smith are back, but Lovett is joined by a trio of transfers in James Coley’s wide receiver room in Colbie Young from Miami, London Humphreys from Vanderbilt and Michael Jackson III from Southern Cal.

Lovett, a 5-foot-10, 187-pound senior from Belleville, Ill., never hit the 100-yard receiving mark in a game last season. His biggest outputs were 72 yards on 5 catches against Vanderbilt, 83 yards on 4 against Florida and 77 on 4 against Ole Miss.

His yards per catch—11.4—didn’t approach the 15.1 he had at Missouri in 2022 when he had 56 catches for 846 yards and 3 touchdowns and was an AP first-team All-SEC selection. He made contributions in ways not noticed like being a gunner on a punt return team that did not give up a single yard.

So how’s Lovett…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 18:48:34

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