Around the Hedges in 80 Days: A. Lynch 

July, 27, 2012
Thirty-six 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.

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Cliff Welch/Icon SMIWhether Arthur Lynch (above) and Jay Rome will fill the void left by departed players Orson Charles and Aron White remains to be seen.

36. Arthur Lynch
Junior, Tight end
6-foot-5, 272 pounds

Fall forecast: Lynch showed loyalty to Georgia’s program and patience by agreeing to redshirt in 2010 to gain a year of class separation between himself and Orson Charles and actually participated in all 14 games last season as a key blocker on the edge. Now with Charles and Aron White out of the picture, Lynch has the opportunity to play a major role at tight end. He will share the job with redshirt freshman Jay Rome, but Lynch figures to play a much more significant role in the next two seasons as both a blocker and as a pass-catcher.

Career highlight: Most Georgia fans probably don’t remember since it happened nearly three years ago, but Lynch has actually caught a pass as a Bulldog. Two in fact -- both of which came in 2009 against Tennessee Tech, covering a total of 17 yards.

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