Georgia duo

A closer look at the Gophers’ top two running backs:


Rodney Smith

Redshirt freshman

5-11, 200 pounds

High School: Jonesboro (Ga.) Mundy’s Mill

Notable: He was an all-state selection as a high school senior, rushing for 1,833 yards and 22 touchdowns. … He leads the Gophers with 83 carries for 363 yards (4.4) with one touchdown and has added 10 receptions for 83 yards.


Shannon Brooks

True freshman

6-foot, 206 pounds

High School: Jasper (Ga.) Pickens

Notable: He was the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, rushing for 2,223 yards with 32 touchdowns. … He got his first extended action with the Gophers last week, with 10 carries for 82 yards (8.2) and two touchdowns.