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  • You know the play: P-44 Haynes was the name. Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit Black Mens . It was 2001, Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. A 6-yard touchdown pass from David Greene to Verron Haynes with five seconds left, the tailback wide open in the middle of the end zone, that gave Georgia a 26-24 win over Tennessee.You know Larry Munsons now legendary radio call, as well: We just stepped on their face with a hobnail boot and broke their nose - we just crushed their face!What you may not know is that Haynes, now 37 and living in Buford, Ga., was in Athens Friday for fall commencement, having just completed his last class before earning his degree in finance.Finish The Drill was the motto former coach Mark Richt implemented when he took charge of the program starting with that 2001 season. Haynes and the Bulldogs lived up to it that day in Knoxville and Haynes was proud to say this week that he did so again by, 15 years after playing his last down for the Dogs, getting his undergraduate degree from Georgia.You look up and 15 years later youre graduating, said Haynes, whose family was with him in Athens on Friday. Life happens when you get out of school and it moves quite rapidly. Im asking the kids to finish everything they start and I cant be a hypocrite.Haynes left Georgia for the NFL, drafted in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, two classes short of his degree. He still needed to pass pre-calculus and calculus, he said.Those were my Achilles heel, so to speak, he said. I was always withdrawing before [the end of the drop period].Haynes played seven seasons in the NFL, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers (alongside former Georgia great Hines Ward) in Super Bowl XL. He ended his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, amassing in his career 738 rushing yards, 449 receiving and five touchdowns.Three years ago, still those two credits short of his degree, Haynes, a real estate investor who has also worked as a commentator for ESPN International, decided to do something about it. He passed pre-calculus then, but it wasnt until this fall that he found the time to complete calculus, taking the course online, and earn the opportunity to participate in commencement at Stegeman Coliseum today.I was kind of keeping it quiet until last week and then when I finished my final final and I knew that I had successfully completed the class, I sent a mass text to my mother and my siblings and all the kin, letting them know that they would be attending graduation, he said. It was a joyous moment, and my son interestingly enough texted me, Way to go, dad, that was strong of you. Way to finish the drill.And that kind of touched me, so I shared that with Coach Richt this past weekend and he said that brought tears to his eyes. I just thanked him for all the moments that he enlightened us with and that his Finish The Drill slogan is still playing an important role in life today.Haynes is among 35 Georgia athletes participating in commencement today. Another football player earning a finance degree, safety Aaron Davis, was a few days from turning 7 years old on Oct. 6, 2001, when one of the most famous plays in Bulldog history happened: Greene to Haynes.When Tennessee visited Georgia this fall, Haynes and Greene did an autograph signing. It means a lot, Haynes said, to be part of a special moment in Georgia football history.Its a humbling feeling, it definitely is, he said. I think for me, I would be remiss if I didnt also remember my teammates and talk about my teammates when that play is mentioned. David Greene and I get a lot of the notoriety, but Randy McMichael and Damien Gary made big plays on that game-winning drive, and you cant forget the guy who called it at the perfect time, Coach Richt himself.It was one of those glorious moments that stuck and still sticks in life for me, because of what it meant to so many people.And that degree, earned 15 years later, will be with him for life, as well. Nike Air Presto Ultra Br Arctic Orange . Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. Presto Flyknit Ultra Black . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. ;. PAUL, Minn. Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken, at least for the first time this season, let the debating, bickering and second-guessing begin.Perhaps the most surprising development from the initial rankings was that one-loss Texas A&M?earned the No. 4 spot and unbeaten Washington?the No. 5 spot. The Aggies have played a more difficult schedule, but its also hard not to be impressed with how well the Huskies have played this season.The good news for the Huskies is that they dont need any help. If they win out, including winning the Pac-12 championship, theyre going to be in the top 4 of the final rankings. So take a deep breath, Washington fans. Its still all out there in front of you.Alabama?checking in at No. 1 was no surprise, and the Crimson Tide are joined by three other SEC West Division mates in the top 13. In addition to Texas A&M at No. 4, Auburn?was No. 9 and LSU?No. 13. One other thought: For what is supposedly a weaker SEC this season, the league still placed five teams in the top 13 --?Florida?was No. 11.Even though Auburn and LSU each have two losses overall and are ranked below Texas A&M, the two sets of Tigers might be in a better position than the Aggies to move into the final top four. Thats because Auburn and LSU both still have shots at No. 1 Alabama, whereas Texas A&M has already lost to the Tide.The committee got it right with Clemson?at No. 2, even though No. 3 Michigan?has been more consistently impressive in everybodys favorite category -- the old eye test. If its truly about who you beat and where you beat them, then the Tigers could even make a case for the No. 1 spot. Theyre No. 1 in FPIs strength of record metric and own true road wins over No. 9 Auburn and No. 22?Florida State, not to mention a home win over No. 7 Louisville.As dominant as the Wolverines have looked for much of the season, theyve only had to leave the state of Michigan once to this point, and that was to face 2-6 Rutgers. Now, if Michigan goes on to win out -- beating No. 6?Ohioo State?and winning the Big Ten championship -- the Wolverines could surpass the Tigers, who really dont have any more big-stage games remaining. Presto Black. Whats more, Michigan has beaten three of the committees top 15 teams, same as Clemson.Louisvilles only loss was on the road at Clemson, and not many teams want to have to deal with Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson at quarterback. But the Cardinals probably need as much help as anybody among the one-loss teams. They dont have any marquee games remaining and havent played their best football the past two games.If youre rooting for chaos, the easiest way for that to happen would be for one of the top teams, say Alabama or Clemson, to lose in their conference championship games. That could open the door for Louisville or maybe even two teams from the same conference.Before any of the debating gets too heated, keep in mind that the initial rankings can be fools gold. LSU and Ohio State (at Nos. 2 and 3) were in the top four of the initial rankings a year ago, and neither team made the playoff. By contrast, Oklahoma was No. 15 in those initial rankings and climbed 11 spots in the final five weeks to make it.In 2014, three of the top four teams in the initial rankings -- No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss?-- didnt make the playoff, and Ohio State (No. 16 in those initial rankings) came out of nowhere to make the field.Who might be that team this year?Well, Oklahoma?is No. 14, and though the Sooners need some help, theyre in good shape to win the Big 12. At this point, it appears that Oklahoma would probably be the Big 12s best chance to make the playoff, but the Sooners are still a long shot.Well have plenty to debate with these rankings, but the one lesson to be learned from past seasons is that there is still a lot of football to be played and anything can -- and probably will -- happen.? Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

      March 9, 2018 6:52 PM PST