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Dawgs try to replace all-star safety

Tra Battle

ATHENS – Georgia has had three straight first-team All-Americans at safety, and none of them earned that honor with their pass coverage skills.

Sean Jones, Thomas Davis and Greg Blue, particularly Davis and Blue, all caught the eye of national voters, not to mention NFL scouts, with bone-jarring hits that filled television highlights and made offensive players lose sleep at night. Entering the 2006 season, there is no heir apparent head-hunter. Senior Tra Battle of Forsyth and junior Kelin Johnson of Daytona Beach, Fla., are veterans...

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