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Pinkins Leaves Wildcats

July 5, 2006

Albany -- Quarterback Dondrial Pinkins is no longer a member of the South Georgia Wildcats.

The former Mitchell-Baker standout is leaving to play for the newly-formed Semi-Pro team in Pelham.

In his first year in the Arena league Pinkins played in eight games for the Cats and started three of them.

The former South Carolina stand-out completed 46% of his passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns this season.

After the trade for Julian Reese early in the year, Pinkins spent time at other positions like wide receiver, linebacker, and long snapper.

With no real back-up yet in place for the Wildcats, keeping QB Jullian Reese healthy and on the field becomes very important.

Running the ball is a large weapon in Reese's arsenal of skills, but head coach Donnie Davis says they won't have the quarterback change his game.

"We're actually looking at a couple of quarterbacks to bring in and back up Julian," says Davis. 

"You can't expect a guy like Julian to change his game, and we don't want him to. It's gotten him this far, and it's also gotten him looks at the next level, so if anything, we're going to turn it up a notch."

Eric Davis, Elliott Burkes, Brad Henton, and Tauren Hester also left the team during the bye week.

South Georgia is back at home Saturday as they host Bossier-Shreveport at 7:30 pm.

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