Rambo’s mission: More fire boosts defensive production

Baccari Rambo moved into a backup role at safety alongside John Knox for Georgia when Quintin Banks suffered a torn MCL.

Rambo’s first scrimmage showed he might be ready for the gig.

He was credited with six tackles, but Rambo said he left more on the turf at Sanford Stadium.

“I’ve got to push myself harder because I’m out of shape,” said the 6-foot, 206-pound freshman.

“We were watching film (Tuesday) and I wasn’t hustling to the ball. I could have had more tackles if I had hustled to the ball. … I’ve got to get used to the tempo, full-speed all the time.”

Rambo was a dual-threat quarterback at Seminole County High in Donalsonville, where he also played in the secondary.

“Sometimes I just handed off the ball and sat back there and watched,” Rambo said. “Playing quarterback in the triple-option offense I was in shape, but then I played basketball and was in shape a little bit more, but after basketball season I didn’t work out that much and got out of shape.”

Banks’ injury was expected to keep him out six weeks. Fellow freshman Sanders Commings is also receiving second-team work in Banks’ absence.

“I know I’ve got to step up because I’m playing a big part now,” Rambo said.

– Courtesy of Athens Banner-Herald

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