Auzoyah Alufohai (90) transferred from Kennesaw State to West Georgia.
Photo: Cory Hancock/For the AJC
Photo: Cory Hancock/For the AJC

35 college grads playing football at Georgia schools

College football rosters this season include 1,439 players who have already received a diploma. Thirty-five of those players will suit up at Georgia schools. 

It’s a growing trend across conferences, college football players finish a degree at one school and continue their eligibility at another. But not all players on this list are transfers from other schools, many are continuing their academic careers at the same school. 

West Georgia tops all schools outside FBS with 10 players pursuing a second degree at the Carrollton college. 

SMU and Kansas State, in FBS, list the most graduates with 21 players on each of their 2019 rosters. 

Georgia 

Michael Barnett, earned degree in entertainment and media studies from UGA 
Rodrigo Blankenship, graduated cum laude with degree in journalism 

Lawrence Cager, transfer from Miami 
J.R. Reed, communications major received his undergraduate degree from UGA last fall
Eli Wolf, transfer from Tennessee

Georgia Tech 

Tyler Cooksey, among 65 Tech athletes who received degrees in spring 
Nathan Cottrell, business administration graduate at Tech
David Curry, received business administration degree from Tech 
Tyler Davis, graduate transfer from Connecticut 
Brad Morgan, business administration degree from Tech  
Scott Morgan 
Jared Southers, transfer from Vanderbilt with a bachelor’s in economics

Georgia State 

Ed Curney, pursuing a master’s in education 
Oliver Holdenson 

Georgia Southern 

Tyler Bass, degree in marketing
Jay Bowdry, graduated with degree in criminal justice 
Lane Ecton, degree in sports management 
Jake Edwards, transfer from UGA 
Colby Ransom 
Donald Rutledge Jr., Savannah State transfer with degree in civil engineering 
Alex Smith 

Kennesaw State 

Kyle Arrasmith 
Andrew Butcher, transfer from Tennessee 
Daniel David, earned bachelor’s from Kennesaw State this summer 
Troy Henderson 

West Georgia 

Auzoyah Alufohai, transfer from Kennesaw State 
Alla Cedric Asseh, Miami (Ohio) transfer
Javon Charleston, transfer from University of South Carolina
John Hurst 
Joshua Johnson 
Donnie Lee 


Thomas Lester 
Jaquan Morris 
Eric Swinney, transfer from Ole Miss 
James Works, transfer from University of Houston

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