Georgia facing former UGA WR Demetris Robertson

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Former Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Demetris Robertson elected to transfer to the Auburn Tigers on July 8. On Oct. 9, Robertson will face his former team.

The Savannah, Georgia, native signed with Georgia in 2018 after a pair of seasons at California. Robertson is a former elite recruit out of Savannah Christian.

Robertson saw limited playing time during his time in Athens. He chose to transfer to Auburn because he liked Auburn coach Bryan Harsin and had an opportunity to get more snaps. Robertson joined an Auburn receiving core that returned a total of 23 catches from their 2020 campaign.

Thus far, Demetris Robertson’s transfer to Auburn has gone as planned. The former Bulldog has 17 receptions, 215 total yards, and 3 touchdowns for the Tigers. He finished with only 110 receiving yards on 12 receptions for UGA in 2020.

Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Demetris Robertson made some big catches for the Dawgs in 2019, but saw his role decrease in 2020. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kearis Jackson, Jermaine Burton, Arian Smith and Adonai Mitchell were projected to compete with Robertson for playing time in 2021 at Georgia. During his Georgia career, Robertson hauled in 43 receptions for 443 yards with three receiving touchdowns.

Robertson’s transfer may have helped boost his NFL draft stock. He is getting more experience with Auburn.

Here’s a look back at Demetris Robertson’s thoughtful message when announced his transfer to Auburn via his Twitter account:

Demetris Robertson will be reunited with his former teammates on Oct. 9. He will be a key player for the Tigers to have success against an elite Georgia defense.

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