Numerically speaking, Georgia Bulldogs look very different in 2022

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Credit: Curtis Compton /

ATHENS – It’s game week. Georgia and Oregon open the season in five days in Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff game (ABC, 3:30 p.m.). So, it’s time to start talking about game-day things.

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There have been at least 39 number changes on the roster since you last laid eyes on the Bulldogs playing a ballgame 231 days ago. A few of those changes actually have come in just the last few weeks.

UGA updated its 2022 roster over the weekend. Here’s some of the notable changes from last year:

#1 Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint – The junior wideout chose George Pickens’ number after wearing 81 last year.

#2 Smael Mondon – The sophomore inside linebacker wore 20 last season.

#3 Kamari Lassiter – The sophomore cornerback dropped the 1 from #13.

#3 Andrew Paul – Knee injury means we won’t get to see the freshman back run.

#4 Oscar Delp – Expect to see the freshman tight end running around a lot.

#6 Daylen Everett – Freshman corner from Virginia gets number abandoned by Jalen Kimber, who will wear #8 with the Florida Gators.

#7 Arik Gilbert – The sophomore tight end was #14 until preseason camp.

#7 Marvin Jones Jr. – The heralded freshman inherits Quay Walker’s single digit.

#9 Jaheim Singletary – Ameer Speed could have had it another year but went to Michigan State

#11 Jalon Walker – The freshman linebacker inherits from CB Derion Kendrick

#12 Julian Humphrey – Lovasea Carroll, now at S. Carolina, wore it last year.

#13 Mykel Williams – Took it from Lassiter

#14 Gunner Stockton – Previously Gilbert, and QB Jackson Muschamp

#16 C.J. Madden – Notably previously worn by Lewis Cine; shares with Muschamp

#17 Dan Jackson – The safety known as “Dirty Dan” succeeds Nakobe Dean

#18 Xavian Sorey -- Now sole occupant after JT Daniels’ departure

#19 Darris Smith – Versatile defender takes over number from Adam Anderson

#20 JaCorey Thomas – Freshman DB happy to get it from Mondon

#22 Branson Robinson – Freshman back shares it with safety Javon Bullard

#23 DeNylon Morrissette – Previous owner Jaylen Johnson transferred

#24 Malaki Starks – Shades of Dominick Sanders for possible starter at safety

#25 E.J. Lightsey – First defender in a while to wear it in a while

#27 C.J. Washington – A tribute to Nick Chubb, a fellow Cedartown native

#28 Marcus Washington – Shares with walk-on RB Anthony Sumney

#29 Luke Bennett – Stetson’s little brother is a walk-on wideout

#36 Randon Jernigan – You may remember this senior receiver from Georgia baseball

#52 Christen Miller – Previously worn by transferred OL Cameron Kinnie

#64 Jacob Hood – Oddly unworn the last couple of years

#69 Tate Ratledge – Offensive guard known as “Mullet Man” elects to change from #51

#71 Earnest Greene – Freshman tackle gets number unoccupied the last two seasons.

#72 Griffin Scroggs – Also unworn last season.

#74 Drew Bobo – Oldest son of Mike Bobo is an offensive lineman.

#83 Cole Speer – Freshman easily confused with fellow Northwest Georgia WR Ladd McConkey (84)

#86 Dillon Bell – Jersey considerably downsized after being worn by 6-7 TE John FitzPatrick

#87 Mehki Mews – Previous occupant Tyler Simmons was still onsides back in 2017.

#92 Brett Thorson – Aussie punter gets number worn last six years by Julian Rochester

#95 Shon Washington – Georgia hopes freshman DL plays like previous owner Devonte Wyatt

#99 Bear Alexander – Honored to succeed the great Jordan Davis

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