Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John has received some playing time for the Miami Dolphins.
John, who was drafted by the Colts in the 2014 NFL draft, was acquired by the Dolphins in October from the Colts’ practice squad.
He got his first experience on the field for the Dolphins in their Dec. 20 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
He went in as a left tackle after Branden Albert was injured. John had a shaky start and was soon pulled. However, after center Mike Pouncey was hurt, John was brought back into the game and performed a little better.
After the game, John told Dolphins’ writer Alain Poupart he was nervous.
“Not bad, but not good, either,”John told Poupart in assessing his performance. “I’m not going to lie, Idid go in a little nervous. When I first got in, there were a couple of plays here and there where Iwas messing up. Obviously, he got Ryan (Tannehill)hit twice, and that’s just something you can’t do.
But Ilearned from it. It was a good experience to go out there for me, so I could see what an actual game against some good guys are like. Overall, Iwouldn’t give it the best grade, but I wouldn’t give it the worst grade, either.”
John didn’t get to play this past Sunday against his former team, the Colts, but should injuries continue to hamper the Dolphins’ offensive line, he might get called again this weekend as Miami hosts the Patriots to close out the season.