Stroud returns to UGA as honorary captain

Stroud was a standout defensive lineman for the Bulldogs from 1997-2000 before becoming a first-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2001. Stroud enjoyed a 10-year NFL career with the Jaguars and Bills before retiring with the Jaguars in 2012.

Stroud founded the Marcus Stroud Charitable Foundation while playing pro ball and annually hosts football camps for kids, including one this past July on the UGA campus.

Stroud represented a recruiting success for former Georgia coach Jim Donnan. When Stroud came out of Brooks County High and chose the Bulldogs over the Florida Gators, he ended up on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine ripping a Florida t-shirt to reveal a UGA shirt underneath.

Each home game, the Bulldogs select a football letterman to accompany the game captains to midfield for the pregame coin toss. Saturday’s captains were center David Andrews, receiver Chris Conley, noseguard Mike Thornton and special teams stalwart Kosta Vavlas.

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