April 27, 2008
Albany -- While the South Georgia Wildcats lost 51-41 against Florida Saturday night, and are now two games behind the Firecats in the division standings, the Wildcats did continue to get a lot of their offense from an unexpected source.
P.J. Berry caught five passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, and also ran a kick-off back for a score.
Berry is the team leader in receptions and yards, with almost 200 more yards receiving than any other Wildcat player.
He also leads the league in all-purpose yards, with close to 1,100 yards so far this season.
P.J. Berry played just one game for South Georgia last season, but made it a memorable one, catching seven passes for 78 yards and four touchdowns against Alabama.
Berry is putting his signature all over the Wildcats offense this year, and head coach Derek Stingley says the receiver should continue to be a major factor.
"This is the first year where he spent training camp, started week one, had an opportunity to go out there and put the numbers up, and he's exciting to watch," says Stingley. "A lot of people don't know about him, but I think the league is beginning to recognize, and he's going to continue to make those big plays."
Berry says, "Yeah, it was frustrating last year, coming in late, and being 4th on the depth chart. But I got the opportunity, and made the best of it."
The Wildcats are back in action next Sunday in Austin at 4pm.