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Post Two Bulldogs get good news

Wednesday August 1, 2007

A pair of Bulldogs, one a veteran and the other a newcomer, received news within the past day that they’ll be playing football on scholarship for Georgia this fall.

First, incoming defensive back Vance Cuff learned this morning that his academic credentials were finally accepted by the NCAA.  Cuff had been denied eligibility based on a disputed core class,  but he got a call from an athletic administrator letting him know that his appeal was successful and a waiver had been granted to allow Cuff to count that class.  Cuff will be able to enroll later this week and join the team as preseason practice begins next week.  Safety John Knox is the only 2007 signee whose qualifying is still in doubt.

It’s the dream of every walk-on to contribute to the program and eventually earn a scholarship in recognition for his efforts.  From Billy Bennett to Verron Haynes to Brandon Coutu, some very famous recent Bulldogs have taken that path.  Snapper Jeff Henson of Gainesville is the latest to realize this dream.  He won the job last year, and he’s now on scholarship as a junior.  “Jeff has done an outstanding job handling this very difficult position,” said head coach Mark Richt. “He’s provided stability at an important spot and we feel he’s well-deserving of the scholarship.”

Congratulations to both of these guys.

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