Personal loss doesn't hold Rambo back


How Bacarri Rambo was able to get through the Ole Miss game is beyond me.

He wasn't hurt. He wasn't tired. But he had suffered a loss that completely outweighs the game of football, and for that, no one would have faulted him for not showing up in Oxford, Miss., over the weekend.

Last Thursday, Rambo learned he had lost his unborn son, Braylin A. Rambo, because of late-pregnancy complications. According to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, he was laid to rest in Seminole County.

Rambo had arguably his best game of the season in Georgia's 27-13 win over Ole Miss, grabbing two interceptions, a pass breakup and four tackles. He was also named the National Defensive Back of the Week by the College Football Performance Award.

Rambo decided to play after talking with team chaplain Thomas Settles and his father about the situation.

“It was very emotional, a tough time for me,” Rambo told reporters. “I just said a little prayer every time before I went on the field. And I could hear his voice say, ‘I’m watching you, Daddy. Go Daddy. Make me proud.’ It just motivated me.”