Early County's Williams leads UGA in tackles, picks off pass in spring scrimmage

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS -- The Georgia football team held its second scrimmage of the spring at Sanford Stadium on Saturday just one week prior to the annual G-Day game.

Former Early County star Shawn Williams and Richard Samuel each had seven tackles to pace the defense. Brandon Burrows had six tackles, including two sacks, and Williams and Chase Vasser each had an interception.

The Bulldogs recorded five touchdowns on the day, all coming through the air, as Michael Bennett, Tavarres King, Orson Charles, Marlon Brown and Taylor Bradberry all caught scores. Brown and freshman tailback Brandon Harton led the team with four catches apiece. Bennett had 94 receiving yards, including a 66-yard touchdown strike from Christian LeMay, and King had three grabs for 77 yards with a 45-yard touchdown reception.

Hutson Mason threw three of the touchdown passes, while Aaron Murray and LeMay threw one each. Mason went 12-of-19 for 192 yards, while Murray was 11-of-16 for 125 yards.

"The guys protected pretty well, and we threw and caught the ball well," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "The receivers are guys who will be able to make plays. Time will tell as to how well they will do in games, but I've seen enough receivers over the years to know that these guys can run the routes, get off jams, catch the ball, and block. I think they'll be all right."

Carlton Thomas led all rushers with 26 yards on eight carries.

"My goal this spring was to make sure that we are a physical football team and we are a team that is going to get after it every time we put the pads on," Richt said. "I've seen that."

Georgia will practice three times next week before it wraps up spring drills Saturday at 1 p.m. with the annual G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium. Richt added that for the first time, the Bulldogs will draft the teams for this year's G-Day game.