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Georgia Football Adds Key Grad Transfer For 2019

Kirby Smart and his Georgia players waiting in the tunnel before walking onto the field.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks out of the tunnel with his players during warm ups prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It is far from the most glamorous position, but a good long snapper is key for a good special teams unit. Georgia football may have just filled that big opening for next season.

Kirby Smart's club is set to lose Nick Moore to graduation at the end of the year.

Moore has seen action in every season since arriving at UGA in 2015. He played in both College Football Playoff games last season, and has been the team's top long snapper this season.

With Nick Moore graduating, Georgia football is bringing in graduate transfer Steven Nixon out of Mercer.

Nixon has been the starter all year for Mercer. On Tuesday night, the Kennesaw native announced the move via Twitter:

Nixon's full note:

"For the past 4 years Mercer has been home. Mercer has given me the best friends and memories I'll cherish forever. I've got nothing but great things to say about Mercer's football team and staff but with that being said, I felt like I needed to make a change to keep pursuing my dreams. I'm excited to say I will be grad transferring to play football at the University of Georgia! GO DAWGS!!!"

This has to be a really thrilling opportunity for a Georgia native, and fills a need for the Bulldogs going forward.

Mercer finished its FCS season at 5-6. Nixon and the Bears faces FBS club Memphis earlier this season.