Georgia players honored the late Paul Oliver on Saturday by wearing a helmet sticker with Oliver’s initials and No. 8.
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Georgia players wore a tribute to former player Paul Oliver during the NCAA college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Louisiana State Tigers in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Richt said that he made the decision to implement the honor earlier in the week and that the Bulldogs may do it again throughout the season.
Oliver died Tuesday in what was ruled a suicide. His body was discovered in his Marietta home just outside of Atlanta.
Oliver played at Georgia from 2003 to 2006, though he redshirted his freshman year and was ruled academically ineligible when he was a senior.
His standout season came during Georgia’s 2005 SEC championship campaign, when he was second on the team in interceptions with three and was named the team’s Most Improved Defensive Player.