Dawgs key in Jacobs' recovery

Ten years after stroke during practice, former Georgia DL reflects on decade of lessons

Updated: November 23, 2011, 11:12 AM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- The final player out of the tunnel received the loudest roars when Georgia's football team celebrated senior day in 2002.

He hadn't played a down that season. He never would play football again.

All David Jacobs wanted on that November afternoon was to put on his No. 99 jersey and run onto the Sanford Stadium turf one final time with his fellow Bulldogs seniors.

Barely more than a year earlier, it was unclear whether Jacobs even would survive. The junior defensive ...

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