Saturday, August 9, 2008

Countdown to UGA-GSU: 21 Days

Chad Gloer, CB
6-0, 191, Fayetteville, GA (Starrs Mill HS), RSoph.
Gloer walked on to Georgia after a solid high school career at Starrs Mill. He was named the Fayette Daily News, Today in Peachtree City and Region 4-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2005. He follows in his father Jon's footsteps who was a member of the 1980 National Championship team as walk-on. Gloer was named the Outstanding Scout Team Defensive Player during his redshirt year in '06. Gloer got his first game action, his first start and his first tackle against Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl. Had an impressive 2008 G-Day with 4 tackles, 1TFL and a sack. He definitely stood out during the G-Day game with his solid play at corner, especially in the run game. He was named the Outstanding Defensive Walk-on at the conclusion of spring.
Depth Chart Analysis: From a special teams standpoint, Gloer has probably solidified his spot as a starter. Look for him to be in the running to lead the team in special teams tackles over the next three seasons. At defensive back it's going to be a high mountain to climb to get playing time, but look for Gloer to get some mop up duty this season. He has the potential and ability to get some time at DB in future seasons in a reserve roll.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you do realize that being on the kickoff and/or punt teams does not make one a starter...

JJ said...

Anonymous @ 9:28: No, I'm sure he didn't realize that. The fact that he's played and coached more football than you have probably ever watched in person or on TV doesn't help him determine whether or not somebody can actually "start" while playing special teams.

That said, I do look forward to your next post railing on every mundane detail you read on this blog. Have a good one.

Bop said...

Anon...read this article:

http://www.fayettedailynews.com/article.php?id_news=387

Take note of the part where Coach Fab named Gloer a starter for the first time.

I do realize that Coach Fabris names starters for the kickoff and punt return teams every single week. Every special teams starting spot is open for competition every single week. This is a fact. Gloer is going to start many, many games for Georgia if he stays healthy.

He is an exceptional walk-on in the long line that Coach T has brought into the program. The fact that he has earned a starting spot already has got to make his father proud.