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Around the Hedges in 80 Days: N. Theus

8/22/2012

Nine days remain until Georgia kicks off its season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 1. In the days counting down to the opener, DawgNation will profile, with our “Around the Hedges in 80 Days” series, a Bulldogs player we expect to make an impact. We will review each player’s career thus far and project his long-term potential as we progress through our alphabetical list, from center David Andrews to receiver Rantavious Wooten.

9. Nathan Theus

Redshirt freshman, Long snapper

6-foot-3, 249 pounds

Fall forecast: Unless something happens to three-year starting snapper Ty Frix, Theus might contribute on special teams only in a reserve role this fall. Frix has handled the snapping duties in every game of his Georgia career and seems to still have a grasp on the job entering his senior season. However, it would not be a shock to see Theus get some opportunities to snap some this fall, as well.

Possible career impact: Regardless of whether he cracks the lineup this fall, Theus -- the older brother of right tackle John Theus, who is in line to start this season as a true freshman -- knows he has an excellent chance to become the full-time snapper for the next three seasons once Frix exhausts his eligibility. Georgia lists him as an offensive lineman on its roster, but Theus probably does not figure into the Bulldogs’ future plans on the line. He should be able to earn his keep at snapper, however.