Aaron Murray will start graduate school in the fall, studying Industrial and Organizational Psychology as he pursues a doctorate.
The Georgia quarterback says the program will allow him to earn a master’s degree along the way. He will probably take about nine credits in the fall during his redshirt junior season.
“In the springtime, I’ll probably bump it up,” said Murray, who received his undergraduate degree in May and made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring
Murray, entering his redshirt junior season, got a projection from the NFL underclassmen advisory committee last winter.
Asked if he was happy with where he was told he would go, Murray said: “There is improvement to be made. That’s all I’ve got to say.”
Murray had a good laugh at that.
Former Georgia defensive end Charles Johnson is giving back to his hometown of Hawkinsville.
Johnson’s foundation awarded money to Hunter Bowen-Pollock, 18, of Hawkinsville and Earl Dupree, 18, of Centerville as inaugural recipients of the Hawkinsville High School scholarship program at the Charles Johnson Summer 2012 Youth Sports Camp held at the high school. Each will get $5,000 to go toward their college education, renewable each year for up to four years.
Johnson signed a six-year, $72 million contract last year with the Carolina Panthers.
Bowen-Pollock will attend Middle Georgia College. Dupree plans to go to Georgia Southwestern State University.
Georgia is sending another group of players to Camp Sunshine on Wednesday to visit with kids who are all cancer patients.
Among those expected to make the trip to Rutledge: Chris Conley, Michael Bennett, Alec Ogletree, Cornelius Washington, Jay Rome, Ken Malcome, Kwame Geathers and Arthur Lynch.
Linebacker Amarlo Herrera joined more than a dozen players last week.
“It hit home when I got out here to see how they reacted to us,” he said, “to see how happy they were just to see us.”
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