D'Andre Swift explains what it's like to be part of the Heisman conversation
Georgia RB D’Andre Swift is one of the best running backs in America, and somewhat of a dark horse candidate for the Heisman Trophy this season.
The excitement for Swift’s 2019 campaign stems from his 2018 season when he gained a team-high 1,049 yards on 163 carries, with 10 TDs, including 186 yards against Auburn. He went over the 100-yard mark in rushing in four of the last seven games.
That brings in the Heisman talk, even though teammate QB Jake Fromm is likely also in the mix.
“It feels amazing, it feels good knowing that I’m up for one of the prestigious awards,” Swift told Chuck Dowdle in an interview for WSB’s Bulldogs Game Day. “But we’ve got a great team here. I’m excited to see what we can do as a team first.”
Growing up in Philadelphia, Swift said he watched the SEC, and especially former Alabama RB Mark Ingram.
“I was always a big fan of SEC football,” he said, and added that he dreamed to play in the conference. “That was always the conference I liked to watch.”
As Georgia looks to iron out the depth chart for its group of running backs and the playing time each will receive, Swift explained the need for multiple running backs to avoid too many hits.
“I think that takes the stress off of anybody,” he said. “Keeps the defense honest, you don’t know who’s going to come in, so when a new guy comes in, they’re fresh.”