CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG Wolves’ football program has been hoping to add quality depth at the running back position. Coach David Dean is counting on the newest UWG player to be a big step in that direction.
Dean announced recently the addition of Kalin Heath to the UWG program. Heath is a 6-2, 195-pound running back from Cartersville, and was a former prep stat at Cartersville High School. Heath comes to West Georgia after two previous stops at the Division I level.
A three-star running back, Heath signed out of high school with Kansas State, and then later transferred to Alabama-Birmingham, where he was a redshirt freshman heading into the 2017 season. Heath is expected to another gear to a position that is already a strong point for UWG they prepare for the new season.
West Georgia returns senior running back Devontae Jackson, the 2017 Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a Harlon Hill trophy finalist for the top player in Division II as a junior in 2017. Behind Jackson, who sat out contact work during the recently completed spring practice, UWG has a group of promising but mostly inexperienced players competing for snaps in a backup role.
The Wolves who are currently finishing up exams for the spring and the bulk of the team will be back on campus late in the summer to begin final preparations for the 2018 season. UWG opens the 2018 football season on September 1 when Catawba visits Ra-Lin Field for the season opener.