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Both freshman backs will have role

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Brian Kelly had made it clear that one of two freshman running backs would receive playing time as the third running back behind Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray this season. What we didn't know until recently is that both George Atkinson III and Cameron Roberson can expect to contribute on Saturdays.

While the competition for the third running back spot is ongoing, Kelly said both will play special teams.

"Both can contribute," Kelly said. "George is going to be a really good player for us. He's 6-foot-2, 205 right now. He's going to get physically stronger when he knows what he's doing and Cam is physically fit enough to play right now. Both will have to have some role. I hope it's limited."


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