Georgia Bulldogs Running Back Breakdown

SECSportsHub.comSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2008

The Georgia Bulldogs enter the 2008 season with no shortage of hype at the running back position. Sophomore Knowshon Moreno burst onto the SEC scene last year, running for over 1,300 yards as a freshman. His numbers should improve this year, as he will be shouldering more of the load and will be the starter right from opening day. 

Moreno is being talked about as a leading Heisman candidate and the hype is well deserved. He has a rushing style very similar to those Darren McFadden and Cadillac Williams. 

Moreno can do it all. He has great speed and vision and hits the hole quickly and with purpose. He bounces off tackles and explodes in the open field. Moreno will undoubtedly be one of the best playmakers in the entire nation next year. 

He will be the leader of the Georgia offense along with quarterback Matthew Stafford, despite his relative youth. He provides a spark for the Bulldogs and the entire Georgia team plays at a completely different level when Moreno is on his A game. Moreno sets the tone after every run by bouncing back up immediately and running back to the huddle. 

His backup in 2008 will be redshirt freshman Caleb King. King is a talented back, but he hasn’t seen much real playing time over the past two years. King missed most of his senior season with an injury and redshirted for the Bulldogs last year.

King comes in very highly touted, though, and he should play a key role in the offense next season. It will be important for him to be a reliable option so that Moreno doesn’t take an excessive amount of hits next year. 

True freshman Richard Samuels and sophomore Kalvin Daniels are the other two backs likely to see some carries out of the Georgia backfield in 2008. 

This is, without a doubt, one of the most talented group of running backs in the nation next year, due largely to the presence of Knowshon Moreno.


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