The Georgia Bulldogs received a talented linebacker in Jake Ganus when UAB shut their football program down following the 2014 season. He was a standout player for the Blazers during his career and he was permitted to conclude his career with the Bulldogs in 2015.
He totaled 101 tackles, five for loss, and a sack for the Bulldogs this year, which helped him win the team’s MVP award. He was invited to the Senior Bowl and on Thursday, he was representing his former team with a pretty awesome helmet.
UGA linebacker Jake Ganus — a UAB transfer after the program folded — paid tribute to his Dragons career Thursday pic.twitter.com/TaCCa22Plq
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He talked about the helmet and that he was waiting to break it out at a special time.
“I’ve had that helmet with me for a while,” Ganus after practice, per SEC Country. “I spent three years there, I have hundreds of teammates and a bunch of coaches. I just wanted today to be the day I could just honor them. It’s all about my teammates. They got me to Georgia, those coaches got me to Georgia, those coaches they gave me a scholarship and I’m grateful to them and UAB for that. I’ll be wearing the Georgia helmet on Saturday, but I just want to take a day and thank them.”
I’m sure many of the Bulldog fans aren’t too upset about Ganus’s decision to represent his old team, especially considering the path that led him to Athens.
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