Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 73 Days (#73 Casey Nickels)

#73 Casey Nickels, RT
6-4, 275, Tignall GA (Washington-Wilkes HS), RS Jr.

Nickels walked on to UGA before the 2006 season, and was immediately recognized as the Most Outstanding Walk-On. It was 2008 before he saw the field at Sanford Stadium (in one game), and this past offseason he was named Most Improved Offensive Lineman, and again was named Outstanding Walk-On. He's worked hard enough that he actually figures to see even more playing time heading into this year.

Depth Chart Analysis: Quite honestly, Nickels may be going into fall in a tight battle for the backup at one offensive tackle spot. That may change when/if Trinton Sturdivant is healthy enough to re-assume his starting left tackle position, but for now Nickels is firmly in the discussion.

Other famous #73s in UGA history: DT Dan Spivey

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