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Pair of Offensive Linemen Announce Return To UGA Football In 2024

January 5, 2024

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ATHENS - Friday was full of positive news for UGA Football in the form of a handful of seniors announcing that they will be returning for one more season in 2024. 

Two of them were offensive linemen Tate Ratledge and Xavier Truss. Ratledge is returning for his fifth year at Georgia, and Truss will come back for a sixth season. This means that Georgia will be returning four-of-five starting offensive linemen from this past season, with the lone departure being Sedrick Van Pran to the NFL

This likely further affirms Georgia’s current status as the betting favorite to win the national title in college football’s first season with an expanded playoff format. Kirby Smart has been bolstering and retooling the roster through the transfer portal as Georgia will be without several key players from the last couple of seasons. The offensive line made it easier for he and his staff during this cycle.

Ratledge was an AP Second Team All-American and Truss was Coaches Second Team All-SEC selection, so these guys are not only ones that have a ton of playing experience but award-winners. Each of them were starters for the second leg of the back-to-back titles. 






Right now, the Kansas Jayhawks have +1500 odds to win the NCAA Tournament this upcoming season according to FanDuel


Redshirt sophomore Jared Wilson took the majority of the second team reps this season behind Van Pran at the center spot, so he is the likely replacement. Van Pran was a big part of the continuity of this offensive line group during his tenure in Athens. This time a year ago, he made the same decision that Truss and Ratledge now have. 

Georgia’s offensive line has been a finalist for the Joe Moore Award the last three seasons. The line will be favorites once again to take home that trophy, and maybe this time it actually will.



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