Due to departures, dismissals and suspensions, Georgia is having to move star sophomore receiver Malcolm Mitchell to defensive back for the start of the 2012 season. That doesn’t mean he won’t get snaps on offense, too.
In fact, Mitchell is set to become the Dawgs first two-way player since Champ Bailey. Said Mark Richt:
“He’s a very good football player obviously as an offensive player. He may be just as good or better on defense. We’re going to have our first true two-way player. (Brandon) Boykin was a two-way player and Branden Smith was, but they really couldn’t run every single play in the offensive system. Malcolm will know every play offensively. He’ll know every defense defensively so he’ll have a chance to play a lot of football for us.”
Bailey played at least 100 plays for Georgia in seven game during his junior season in 1998 and put up better numbers than 1997 Heisman-winner Charles Woodson in doing so.