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Blog: Zander Ogletreee won’t play again for Georgia

Fullback Zander Ogletree’s Georgia football career is over.

The school confirmed that this morning in an email saying the rising senior won’t play for the Bulldogs again “due to medical concerns.”

There has been speculation about Ogletree’s status on the team for weeks.

Georgia put out a statement hours before coach Mark Richt, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham are to hold a media teleconference prior to spring football practices starting on Saturday.

Ogletree, the twin brother of former Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, rushed for 14 yards and a touchdown on three carries and had four catches for 25 yards last season.

Alec Ogletree left Georgia after his junior season to enter the NFL draft.

Zander Ogletree sounded during bowl practices like he also wanted to pursue a pro career.

“I’ve still got to get my degree and do everything I’ve got to do to become a professional and everything, too,” Zander Ogletree said.

Georgia said Ogletree will remain on athletic scholarship, continue to attend classes and is on track to graduate.

The Bulldogs return sophomores Merritt Hall and Quayvon Hicks at fullback. Incoming freshman Brendan Douglas also could play at the position.

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