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Posts Tagged ‘University of Georgia.’

12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey retires from NFL

Champ Bailey (2010 photo by Jeffrey Beall via wikipedia commons)

Champ Bailey has decided to call it a career.

The 15-year cornerback, who played in a position-record 12 Pro Bowls, has announced his retirement.

The University of Georgia product ends his career after stints with Washington, Denver and New Orleans with 925 tackles, 3 QB sacks, 52 interceptions, 9 forced fumbles and 4 touchdowns.

The 36-year-old Georgia native went to training camp with the Saints this season but was released due to a lingering foot injury.

His agent, Jack Reale said that his client had offers from other teams to play but decided it was time to retire.

Rookie Patrick Reed takes lead in PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship

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PGA Tour rookie Patrick Reed shot a 6-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Reed, who is 23 years old, played his golf at the University of Georgia and Augusta State University.

He turned professional in 2011 and has played on the Nationwide Tour and Web.com Tour.

Reed is at 11-under 129 after the first two rounds.

Reed’s 64 was not the best round of the day. That honor went to John Huh who garnered a 62 to move to 10 under par.

Jordan Spieth is third at 9 under par with a 66 on Friday.

Steelers say they’ll cut Hines Ward before 2012 NFL calendar year

 

Hines Ward (courtesy of Pittsburgh Steelers)

The National Football League can be cruel at times, even for a star player who helped win division championships and Super Bowls.

Hines Ward, the All-Pro wide receiver of the Pittsburgh Steelers was told that the team will release him before the NFL’s calendar year which happens to come in the month of March.

The former University of Georgia quarterback who has spent all of his 14 years in the Steel City, had said several weeks ago that he would take a pay cut to stay with the Steelers, was not given that option by management.

Ward was scheduled to make $4 million in base salary in 2012, was just too much money to pay a #4 receiver in the Steelers minds eventhough he is still a playmaker.

Ward holds the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise records for receptions (1,000), receiving yards (12,083) and receiving touchdowns (85).

Ward said in a statement that he’ll play in the NFL in 2012.

 

Info compiled from Pittsburgh Steelers, Radio & TV news

 

 

Bengals WR Green passes Collinsworth’s rookie receiving yardage record

 

A. J. Green (U of Georgia photo)

Cincinnati Bengals rookie A.J. Green is starting to become the new star at wide receiver now that Chad Ochocinco is gone.

The quiet rookie from the University of Georgia caught 2 passes for just 25 yards in Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but it allowed him to pass fan-favorite Cris Collinsworth for the franchise record for rookie receiving yards.

Green now has 1,031 yards to eclipse the 1,009 that Collinsworth, currently a broadcaster for NBC, amassed in 1981.

Collinsworth still holds the record for receptions by a rookie with 67. Green currently is at 63 and has a chance to tie or even pass that mark this week against the Baltimore Ravens.

 

Info compiled from game notes of the Cincinnati Bengals

Kirk wins first PGA Tour event; takes Viking Classic

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Chris Kirk won his first PGA Tour event of his five year career in the Viking Classic in Madison, Mississippi.

The native of Knoxville, Tennessee, who ultimately went to college at the University of Georgia, scored a one-stroke win, shooting a 4-under-par 68 in the final round for a 22-under total.

Kirk beat out Tom Pernice, Jr., and George McNeill by one stroke.

The 6’3, 190-pound golfer became the fifth rookie to win on Tour this season. It’s only the second time the Tour has had that happen since 1970.

 

Info courtesy of PGA Tour

 

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