Georgia WR Robertson granted transfer waiver

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Georgia wide receiver Demetris Robertson runs to catch a pass during an open practice for Fan Day at Sanford Stadium in Athens this month. Robertson, a transfer from Cal, was granted a waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to play this season.

Georgia transfer wide receiver Demetris Robertson is eligible to play for the Bulldogs in 2018 after receiving a waiver from the NCAA, Georgia announced Friday.

Robertson transferred to Georgia from Cal in June. Typically, a player transferring from one FBS school to another is required to sit out from playing for one year.

Robertson filed a waiver with the NCAA, and the organization approved that waiver Friday, granting him immediate eligibility in Athens.

Robertson figures to make an immediate impact for the Georgia offense. He recorded 767 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman in 2016.

Robertson only played two games in 2017 before going down with an injury. He was granted a medical redshirt for that season, meaning he is eligible to play for three more seasons.

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