Saturday, August 29, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 7 Days (Zach Renner)

Note: Zach Renner will wear #80 in 2009.

Zach Renner, SE
5-11, 195, Monroe CT (New Canaan HS), RS Soph.

After a prolific career in high school where he played running back, wide receiver, and cornerback. Renner made an instant splash on the team last year, his first year seeing live game action. He wound up appearing in all 13 games on special teams. All he did was become the first known player in UGA history to block a punt in consecutive games - against Arizona State and Alabama. He was named Newcomer of the Year on special teams.

Depth Chart Analysis: Renner has become one of UGA's most valuable members of special teams, particularly punt block and punt coverage. He may also see some time at split end this year, as he is currently listed on the official depth chart behind Mike Moore, Israel Troupe, and Marlon Brown.

Other famous #7s in UGA history: QB Jeff Pyburn, TB Rodney Hampton, QB Matthew Stafford

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