Jacobs: 'Lay it on the field'

Decade after career-ending stroke while at UGA, former DL inspires 2011 Dawgs

Updated: November 23, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- Most members of Georgia's 2011 football team didn't know the David Jacobs story until he addressed the team before a game against Mississippi State in October.

But when Jacobs told the players about his promising Georgia football career ending because of a stroke suffered after practice on Nov. 14, 2001, he found an attentive audience.

"He captivated them, and he got their attention," said defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who was Jacobs' position coach at Georgia. ...

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