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Blog: Dismissed UGA safety Matthews finds ‘second chance’ at Auburn

Former Georgia safety Tray Matthews announced on social media on Saturday that he will continue his college career playing for Auburn.

Matthews joins another player who was dismissed by Georgia to land at Auburn, joining Nick Marshall, the Tigers starting quarterback.

“I’m truly blessed for this opportunity and second chance that God and Coach Gus (Malzahn) has blessed me with,” Matthews posted on his Twitter account. “I’m excited and ready to Excel at AU.”

The Bulldogs and Matthews will be on track to go up against each other again in 2015.

Matthews was at the center of of Auburn’s miraculous 73-yard touchdown pass when Josh Harvey-Clemons’ tipped a pass that Matthews was trying to intercept and Ricardo Louis caught it and scored with 25 seconds to play in a 43-38 Tigers’ win last season.

Matthews was one of four players who entered a pre-trial intervention program on June 5 after being charged with multiple counts of theft by deception for twice cashing UGA-issued stipend checks.

He was dismissed on June 3 after a classroom disturbance.

Now, he’ll be playing for an Auburn program that has former Georgia assistant coach Rodney Garner on staff.

“Ready to be an Auburn Man,” Matthews tweeted. “I’m very humbled by all that has happened. Truly blessed. Au family and fans we in this together. WDE!! #Blessed.”

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