its 57th annual Awards Banquet as two of the nation's "Players To Watch" in 2012. Jones, who led the SEC with 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss and was second on the Bulldogs with 70 tackles, joined Rambo, who was second in the nation with eight interceptions and who shot to third in Georgia's record books with 157 interception return yards in 2011, and other collegiate standouts at the event.
Big win for the Big Dawg.
On a day when the United States Davis Cup team was playing Switzerland IN SWITZERLAND on indoor clay, former Georgia men's tennis star John Isner took down world No. 3 Roger Federer and ultimately helped the United States to the sweep in first-round action. Isner - currently ranked No. 17 - needed only four sets to take down the 16-time Grand Slam champion. Isner called it the biggest win of his career thus far, and the news resonated quickly around the world, as the Georgia men's team was busy taking on William & Mary back in Athens when it happened. An announcement between doubles and singles delighted the home crowd, a gesture that was insisted upon by the legendary Dan Magill, who still keeps in frequent contact with both John and his mother, Karen.
CONGRATULATIONS BIG DAWG!
Meanwhile, the weekend was a good one for a few others, including football players Jarvis Jones and Bacarri Rambo, who were honored by the Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) at
And in Georgia golf news, former Bulldog Brian Harman teamed with businessman Gregg Ontiveros to tie for first place in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday. Harman, who played for Georgia from 2006-09, finished 20th in the professional portion of the event, finishing at 7-under 279 including a first-round 8-under 64. He and Ontiveros overcame a three-shot deficit heading into the final round to tie. Notable participants in the event included Bill Belichick, Bob Stoops, and Nick Saban.
That's all for Between The Hedges on this Monday. Check back tomorrow for more UGAAA news!
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