UGA NOTEBOOK: Former Georgia RB King entering supplemental draft

Photo by John Millikan

Photo by John Millikan

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia tailback Caleb King says he is entering the NFL's supplemental draft.

King, who would have been a senior, was declared academically ineligible for the 2011 season on Friday. He finished spring drills as Georgia's starter.

King said Tuesday in a statement released by Georgia he is looking forward to the opportunity to continue his career in the NFL.

King rushed for 430 yards with two touchdowns on 80 carries in 2010. He started in 10 of his 29 games at Georgia and rushed for 1,271 yards. He set a career high with 166 yards rushing against Georgia Tech in 2009.



Former University of Georgia football standouts John Brantley and Bill Saye have been selected for induction into the City of Jacksonville's Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame for 2011 according to an announcement by the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission Sports and Entertainment office.

The Georgia pair will be recognized at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 28, the day before the annual Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville.

A four year letter-winner for the University of Georgia, Brantley was a standout linebacker during the mid-1980's. He recorded two of the top four single season tackle totals in Georgia history with 160 tackles in 1986 and 154 in 1987. His 415 career tackles stills stands as the fourth best career total for any Georgia Bulldog defensive player.

Saye was born in Athens, played in the culvert which runs underneath Sanford Stadium and later played on the field for eight years--four as a Trojan at old Athens High School and four as a Georgia Bulldog. At Athens High, he made All-State and played in the 1952 Georgia High School All-Star game.



Mookie DeMoss, who saw action in seven tournaments for Mercer last season, will be transferring to Georgia, where he will join Deerfield alum and rising junior T.J. Mitchell on the UGA men's golf team, according to an announcement Tuesday by Bulldogs coach Chris Haack.

DeMoss, a native of Duluth, will be eligible to play for the Bulldogs in the 2011-12 season as a sophomore.

DeMoss' best finish for the Bears came at the Bandon Dunes Invitational, where he came in 16th. He also carded a season-best 69 in that event. For the season, DeMoss had a stroke average of 75.5.

DeMoss is a graduate of Providence Christian Academy, where he played golf and basketball. He earned All-State honors in golf, captured region medalist honors and set school records for 9- and 18-hole scores and stroke average.

"We are happy that Mookie will be joining our team," Haack said. "He's an outstanding prospect who knows what it takes to compete at the college level."



Georgia senior offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Ben Jones have been named to the Rotary Lombardi Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement by the Rotary Lombardi Award Committee on Tuesday.

The Lombardi Trophy is given annually to the nation's top collegiate lineman on either offense or defense. The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, intended as a reference tool for the Selection Committee, will be periodically updated and revised up to the first round of voting to determine the 12 Semifinalists for 2010.

Jones, a center from Centreville, Ala., and Glenn, a tackle from Riverdale, have already been selected as one of the duos on the Pony Express Award Watch List for being a dominant tandem. The pair has combined for 71 starts during their three-year careers, including 10 starts during each of their freshman seasons in 2008.

Jones, who has been named to UGA's Team of the Decade, has been named to Phil Steele's preseason All-SEC Second Team and the No. 7 center in the country by Lindy's going into 2011.

Glenn, a preseason All-SEC First Team selection by Phil Steele and Lindy's, was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-America Team following the 2010 season. He has started every game the last two seasons for the Bulldogs and is expected to man the left tackle spot in 2011.



Georgia's Jack Bauerle is returning to the World Championships.

Bauerle has been elevated to head coach for the United States women's swimming team at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, July 24-31. Earlier, it was announced that Bauerle would serve as an assistant at the 2011 Worlds under Arizona's Frank Busch. But when Busch accepted the job as USA Swimming's National Team Director, Bauerle got the nod.

Bauerle previously led Team USA at the 2003 and 2005 Worlds in Spain and Canada, respectively, and was an assistant on the 2001 staff in Japan.