The Georgia Bulldogs are wary of Lassiter graduate and Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen. The Dawgs defense will need to account for the Auburn junior's whereabouts when their teams meet this weekend.
Philip Lutzenkirchen, who was backup quarterback Hutson Mason's teammate at Lassiter High School, has been one of Auburn's most valuable receivers.
This season, he made only one catch in the Tigers' 16-13 upset win at South Carolina, but that 9-yard grab with 1:38 to play accounted for the game-winning touchdown, according to ESPN.
With two touchdown catches in the Tigers' last game, against Ole Miss, he moved into a tie with Emory Blake for the team's receiving touchdown lead, with five.
The Bulldogs know they will need to keep track of where he moves because the Tigers seem to look his way at important times, reports ESPN.
"Phil's kind of Mr. Do-It-All," Georgia linebacker Christian Robinson said. "He's a blocker, can catch the ball. He's kind of that fill-in guy that does everything, and he's always reliable."
Auburn coach Gene Chizik told ESPN that Lutzenkirchen is just a really, really good football player who has gotten better every year, and he's very savvy and he understands the game. He can be in a fullback position, he can be in a wideout position, and he can be in a tight end or a slot position, Chizik said.
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