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Kearis Jackson announces his return to UGA
Georgia got some positive news Tuesday afternoon as junior wide receiver Kearis Jackson revealed that he is returning for the 2022 season.
Jackson announced via his personal Twitter account.
Jackson played in all 15 games during the 2021 season, although he only recorded 16 receptions for 194 yards and a touchdown. His best game came in the victory over Florida, which is where he hauled in three completions for 56 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown reception.
Regardless, the 6-foot, 200-pound wideout dealt with minor injuries for most of the season. He underwent knee surgery in the summer, which limited him in the first few games. Then, with the emergence of redshirt freshman Ladd McConkey, he fell down the depth chart and had to split snaps. Towards the end of the season, Jackson dealt with a rib injury.
His most productive season came in 2020 as a sophomore. Jackson had a team-high 514 receiving yards on 36 receptions for three touchdowns. His career-high in receptions and receiving yards came against Auburn, where he caught nine passes for 147 yards.
Jackson only recorded five catches for 79 yards in 2019 and didn’t register a catch in 2018.
He is a native of Peach County, which is just south of Macon, Ga. Jackson was a former 4-star prospect in high school.
Jackson’s return means a lot to the Bulldogs’ receiving core, especially after sophomore pass-catcher Jermaine Burton announced his plans to transfer to Alabama.
He will be the veteran in a group featuring McConkey, AD Mitchell, Arian Smith, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Jackson Meeks, Arik Gilbert and Dom Blaylock.