UGA football star Nick Chubb intends to buck a trend that has started to irk those around college football.
On Tuesday, Georgia running back Nick Chubb said he intends to compete in Georgia’s bowl game at the end of the season.
“I wouldn’t skip a bowl game”, Chubb said at an interview at SEC Media Days.
“That’s how I feel about it right now.”
There is legitimate concern for the talented running back, who had overcome serious knee injuries to return to the football field last season. After tearing multiple ligaments in his knee, his rehabilitation was long and arduous.
In 2016, Chubb returned to the field and rushed 1,130 yard and scored eight touchdowns.
Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffery each decided to skip their teams bowl games last season. They were met with harsh criticism by fans, coaches and analysts, with some predicting it would ultimately hurt where they were selected in the draft.
That didn’t hold water, as Fournette was drafted fourth overall and McCaffrey was taken four spots later at No. 8.
Chubb is taking for granted that the Bulldogs will be in a bowl game this season, and with good reason. Between Chubb, running back Sony Michel and quarterback Jacob Eason, Georgia returns a trio of experienced, game-changing players.
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