Georgia’s noon kickoff last Saturday gave fullback Bruce Figgins a chance to get home to Columbus to see his mother and spend the night.
Kim Devita Figgins was diagnosed with breast cancer in recent months, he said.
“The doctors caught it early so that’s a blessing,” said Figgins. “She just recently had surgery. She’s doing well.”
Coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that the team will wear a special pink helmet sticker with her initials “KDF” on it for Saturday’s game at Tennessee. October is breast cancer awareness month.
Bruce Figgins said his mother is still undergoing treatment and taking medication.
“We just want to let her know we love her and we care about her very much and we pray that everything comes out well,” Richt said. “We pray for everybody who’s dealing with any kind of cancer.”
The senior informed his teammates during last Friday night’s devotional time prior to the Mississippi State game. A player usually shares something personal then.
“Nobody had known before then,” Figgins said. “That was the first time of guys really learning about it.”
Figgins says he’s touched by Richt deciding to have the stickers on helmets.
“It really means a lot that my Mom is in the team prayers and for him to think of her,” said Figgins.
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