June 22, 2010

Position Breakdown: Fullbacks

When breaking down Georgia's offense for 2010, fullbacks Shaun Chapas and Fred Munzenmaier might not be the first names that come to mind.

However, in the eyes of running back Washaun Ealey, their roles are anything but overlooked.

"They make our job easier," Ealey said back in the spring. "You won't find better blockers. They're very good at what they do."

According to Ealey, the pair's contributions can't be documented by mere stats.

Today, as UGASports continues its summer-long position breakdown, we'll examine the fullbacks where Chapas and Munzenmaier will continue to play key roles for the Bulldogs this fall.

Granted, although both primarily serve as blockers to Ealey and King, each has enjoyed some offensive success of their own.

Last year, Chapas carried seven times for 45 yards and one touchdown, while catching nine balls out of the backfield for 45 yards and score.

Munzenmaier, meanwhile, has one of the better touchdown-to-carry ratios in the SEC with four career scores on just 12 attempts.

The Bulldogs also have walk-on Josh Sailors and former linebacker Charles White in the fold, although neither is expected to see much - if any - playing time other than special teams as long as Munzenmaier and Chapas remain healthy.



49 Shaun Chapas 6-2 245 Senior
48 Fred Munzenmaier 6-2 235 Senior
44 Josh Sailors 5-9 230 Junior
43 Charles White 6-2 225 Junior

Will either Chapas or Munzenmaier get to touch the ball more than in previous years?

It's possible. Chapas did an excellent job as a receiving safety valve last fall and should see his share of opportunities again. Chapas proved that he's tough to bring down one-on-one so look for quarterback Aaron Murray to try to isolate the St. Augustine native when the opportunity calls. Munzenmaier might not touch the ball as much as Chapas, but he should get his share of goal-line and short yardage opportunities.

Will Georgia look to sign a fullback in the upcoming recruiting class?

Not likely. Coaches are confident that Sailors and White will be able to do the job, plus the Bulldogs have Alexander Ogletree in the fold who could eventually fit into the picture as well.



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