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Georgia Bulldog RB Kenny McIntosh's Emotional Draft Phone Call With The Seattle Seahawks

May 1, 2023

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You only get drafted to the National Football League (NFL) once, if at all. 

That happened for former Georgia Bulldogs running back Kenny McIntosh on Saturday when the Seattle Seahawks used their seventh round selection to take the dual-threat back. Kirby Smart has now had four running backs drafted while he has been the man in charge in Athens. 

The Seahawks posted a video of his conversation with the general manager and coaches of the team when they used their pick to take him.


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With McIntosh on board, the Seattle Seahawks now have +260 odds to win the NFC West according to FanDuel.

2022 Kenny McIntosh: Played in all 15 games, starting in 14...the Bulldogs' leading rusher thus far, with 829 yards on 150 carries (5.5 avg.)...also the team's third-leading receiver, with 43 catches for 504 of four co-captains in season-opening win over No. 11 Oregon and regular-season finale vs. Ga. nine receptions for 117 yards against the Ducks...also had a rushing TD in the game...his nine catches were the most by a UGA running back in nine seasons...his 117 receiving yards were the most by a Bulldog RB in 27 years...had five catches for 61 yards in win over's leading rusher in win at Missouri, with 65 yards on 10 carries...had an 83-yard reception in the game, the Bulldogs' longest of the season...had rushing and receiving TDs in win over Vanderbilt...had 90 yards on 16 carries in win over Florida...also scored two TDs vs. the's leading rusher in win over Tennessee, with 52 yards on 10 highs in rushes (19) and yards (143) in win at Kentucky...also scored the Bulldogs' lone touchdown vs. the Cats...rushed for 86 yards on 12 carries (1 TD) and caught two passes for 96 yards in win over Georgia Tech...55 rushing yards and two touchdowns in SEC Championship Game vs. LSU...five carries for an average of 14 yards in win over Ohio State in CFP Semifinal Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl...had eight carries for an average of 6.3 yards with one recpetion in win over TCU in the CFP National Championship Game...named to the preseason All-SEC Third Team by media attending the SEC Media Days event.
2021 Kenny McIntosh: Played extensively in 14 of 15 games, starting in the regular-season finale at Georgia Tech...finished with 58 carries for 328 yards (3 TDs), 22 catches for 242 yards (2 TDs), eight kickoff returns for 157 yards, also one TD pass for 18 yards, thrown to A.D. Mitchell in the Capital One Orange Bowl...had a career-high 10 carries in gaining 57 yards vs. Arkansas...also had a 27-yard catch vs. the Razorbacks...scored on a 12-yard catch and run vs. UAB and a 4-yard run in win at 32-yard reception for a TD vs. Charleston Southern...59-yard TD run vs. Ga. Tech was the second-longest rush of his career.
2020 Kenny McIntosh: Played in eight of 10 games...the Bulldogs' third-leading rusher with 251 yards on 47 carries (5.3 avg.) his first TD of the season on a first-quarter 6-yard run at 79 yards rushing on nine carries in win at South Carolina...key contributor in Georgia's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati, with five rushes (17 yards) and five catches (43 yards)...had three receptions for 25 yards on the Bulldogs' game-winning drive in 4th Georgia's win over Auburn, he gained 29 yards on six carries, caught a 15-yard pass and returned the opening kickoff 38 yards...had KO returns of 48 and 43 yards in season-opening win at Arkansas...did rank among nation's leaders in KO returns in mid-season...rushed eight times for 45 yards, caught two passes for 36 yards and returned one KO for 42 yards vs. Tennessee...missed the Kentucky and Florida games because of injury.
2019 Kenny McIntosh:  Saw action in 12 of 14 games...rushed for 174 yards on just 25 carries (7.0 avg.)...had 67 yards on four carries vs. Arkansas State, including the team’s longest rush of the season, a 62-yard TD scamper...six carries for 21 yards, including a 2-yard TD run, vs. Georgia Tech...also plays on kick coverage of Special Teams Newcomer of the Year, given at team’s post-season awards gala.



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