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Owens Already Missed by Dawgs

Jeff Owens

ATHENS – In the 24 hours after Jeff Owens' season ended with a knee injury in the first quarter of Georgia's first game of the year, his teammates were already thinking of ways to honor him.

He had received phone calls from former Bulldogs Fernando Velasco and Kregg Lumpkin. Even former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice, who met Owens during a recruiting visit years ago, called to offer his condolences. The reaction is a tribute to how important Owens is to Georgia -- not simply on the defensive line, but in the locker room and beyond. "I'm just going to miss his spirit... Recommended Stories