Charles Leaving, Rambo Staying at UGA

Charles Leaving, Rambo Staying at UGA
January 12, 2012, 1:45 pm
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The Georgia Bulldogs got good and bad news Wednesday when it comes to underclassmen entering the 2012 NFL Draft.

Tight end Orson Charles has decided to leave the school and play in the pros next season. Junior free safety Bacarri Rambo will stay put and return to Athens for another season.

Charles, a 6-3, 241-pound tight end, finished the 2011 season with 45 catches for 574 yards and five touchdowns while starting all 14 games for the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division champions.

I want to thank God, the University of Georgia, our coaches and the fans for building me up spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally over the last three years, said Charles. The fans stuck with us through a rough season last year and through our struggles this season and our coaching staff provided me with the tools necessary to make it in football and in life.

"Either decision I made, I want to be able to look back at it and be happy with the choice I made and I think I will with this decision. It was difficult but not stressful to be in a situation where you cant go wrong either way.

Rambo, a 6-0, 218-pounder, finished the 2011 season with a SEC-leading eight interceptions to go along with 55 tackles for the Bulldogs. He was also an AP First Team All-American selection.

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