SEC 50 Players In 50 Days: Tavarres King

By Freddie Vickers

Rant Sports SEC 50 Players In 50 Days rolls on as we’re back to the offensive side of the football.  The Georgia Bulldogs enter the 2012 season with high expectations, coming off a 2011 season where they made an appearance in the SEC Championship Game.  Although they lost handedly to the LSU Tigers, it was still a great season for the Bulldogs as they won 10 games.  Another highly rated recruiting class is on campus in Athens. Even though there were some offseason, off the field drama, Georgia seems primed and ready to make another run in the SEC East and possibly play for another SEC Championship. One of the most underrated players in the SEC, is Bulldog wideout Tavarres King, who returns for his senior year looking to lead a solid UGA wide receiving corp.

Tavarres King, WR, Georgia:

The dawgs started 2011, 0-2, after an opening season defeat at the hands of the Boise State Broncos. The next week, they blew a game to South Carolina at home, in which they handed the Gamecocks the game.  Georgia then reeled off 10 straight wins to win the SEC East.  However, they didn’t finish 2011 the way they wanted. A loss to LSU in the SEC Championship Game, then they followed that up with a loss in the Outback Bowl to the Michigan State Spartans.

Tavarres King led the Georgia receivers with 47 receptions for 705 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011.  King ranked eighth in the SEC in receptions per game and yards per game.  King has made vast improvements every single year of his career and I expect 2012 to be quite the same.  King has been named to the Biletnikoff watch list for 2012 and should see more passes coming his way with the idea that sophomore Malcolm Mitchell will start and play defensive back for the dawgs.

The schedule sets up once again for the Bulldogs to be right in the thick of the SEC East race.  A road trip to Columbia, MO on Sept. 8, will be an early season test.  The annual game versus South Carolina, usually the second week of the season, has been pushed back to October 6th. That’s probably good for Georgia, as they should be fully stocked with players that will serve suspensions in the early weeks of the season.


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