ATHENS, GA (WTOC) - Junior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, along with junior linebackers Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy announced Thursday after practice that they will be returning for their senior season
All four Bulldogs along with Head Coach Kirby Smart met with the media, and Smart expressed his appreciation to their families and to the student-athletes for the first-class manner in which they reached their decision.
"I'm excited about the future of the Georgia Bulldog program, this means a lot to me and for our program that they all made this decision," said Smart.
All four Bulldogs thanked their families, their parents along with God and the support staff of the University of Georgia when they commented on their decision.
Michel said he was excited to come back as the Bulldogs are a young team, and he's looking forward to his senior year. Carter said he sees big things happening for the Bulldogs going forward, and he wants to be a part of it.
Bellamy said being at UGA is a blessing, and he started thinking about coming back after how his last game at Sanford Stadium turned out. He wants to come back and be a leader and help the young defense.
Chubb said this season didn't turn out the way he wanted, and the brotherhood on the team is something he wants to be a part of for another year and didn't want to pass up his senior year.
"I'm beyond excited about coming back; we want to build it up to where it should be," Chubb added.
The Georgia Bulldogs had their second bowl workout Thursday as they get set for the upcoming AutoZone Liberty Bowl. They conducted a two-hour practice at the Club Sports Complex on Milledge Avenue.
Afterward, Smart also announced that three Bulldog reserves would not be participating in the bowl as they are looking to transfer. They are sophomore defensive backs Juwuan Briscoe and Rico McGraw plus sophomore wide receiver Shaquery Wilson.
Georgia looks to finish the 2016 regular season with a bowl victory in Memphis.