ATHENS -- University of Georgia offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant will remain at UGA for his senior season according to a statement from the Wadesboro, N.C., junior on Friday.
“I have decided to stay in school because I love the coaches, I love the facilities and I love Georgia,” Sturdivant said “I came to Georgia with high aspirations and was a part of a team that immediately won a Sugar Bowl and was ranked No. 2 in the nation at the end of the season. This last season is not how I wanted to end my career. I want to be part of a team that gets us back on track and plays for a championship. I also think I can improve my draft status and continue to work on finishing my degree, which has always been important to me and my family."
“We’re obviously excited with Trinton’s decision,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “He’ll be an important part of our team and will also have an opportunity for some individual recognition as well.”
Sturdivant was a starter as a true freshman in 2007 but missed virtually all the 2008 and 2009 seasons with knee injuries. He came back in 2010 and worked his way back to a starting role the second half of the season.