In last week’s press luncheon, Georgia head coach Mark Richt expressed how impressed he was with fullback Quayvon Hicks this season.
“With Quayvon, we saw it in the spring. We felt like he was taking the job over in the spring. We saw it as a freshman that he had it physically, but he just didn’t know his assignments well enough to overtake Merritt [Hall],” said Richt. “So it wasn’t a total surprise to us because we saw it happening before it happened in the games. We saw it happening in practice.”
And Richt was right. Hicks rushed for 38 yards on three carries against Clemson, 28 yards on four carries against South Carolina and just a single yard on one carry against North Texas.
Quayvon has also been effective at blocking this season, opening several holes for Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley. Hicks being able to open holes, as well as run the ball could polish Georgia’s top-ranked offense.
Quayvon Hicks is a sophomore out of Blackshear, Ga.