Georgia wide receiver George Pickens is participating in practices
Chris Lee • 9/20/2021 in Football
Pickens tore an ACL in the spring, but is back running routes at practice.
George Pickens photo courtesy of Georgia athletics.
George Pickens, Georgia's star wide receiver who tore an ACL in the spring, is back on the practice field running routes and catching passes, according to multiple reports (including this one from the Athens Banner-Herald).
According to Marc Weszer of the Banner-Herald, "Pickens ran routes in a drill without any defenders, catching three passes thrown his way including one he cut over the middle" at Monday's practice.
Pickens, a third-year player, has caught 85 balls for 1,240 yards and 14 touchdowns over 22 games. Last year, Pickens tied with Kearis Jackson for the team lead with 36 catches, and finished a yard behind Jackson with 513 yards. His six touchdown catches led the team.
Pickens was a second-team preseason All-American by Walter Camp as well as a second-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference pick.
Through three games of 2021, Brock Bowers leads Georgia in catches (14) and receiving yards (203), and is tied for the team lead with two touchdown receptions.
Georgia (3-0) plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday.