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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Richard Samuel: The Ultimate Team Player
Richard Samuel has been asked to wear many hats and fill many shoes for his Georgia football team. He was recruited out of high school as a linebacker/running back and he has flipped-flopped between both sides of the ball during his college career. This year he is even being asked to line up at fullback on occasion. He has made all these changes and done all that has been asked of him without so much as a whimper. He has sacrificed any personal gains for the good of the team. Period. He is the consummate "player's player". Last year against Florida he amped up his game, and his teammates, and helped Georgia sustain a fourth quarter drive to ice the game for his Bulldogs. Last night in Columbus, Missouri, he made a momentum changing play on a fake punt. Samuel fought off two blockers and made a tremendous tackle (pictured above) on punter Trey Barrow to foil the Tigers attempt to catch Georgia sleeping on fourth and eleven. It was the play that swung the game in Georgia's favor. Richard Samuel will do whatever it takes to make his football team better. He always has and he always will. He's just that kind of Dawg!