Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Longo to take medical redshirt

Reserve DE Jeremy Longo is hanging up the helmet. After a knee and shoulder injury he consulted with doctors and coaches before deciding his playing days were behind him. As per NCAA rule, he will continue to receive his athletic scholarship but will not count against the limit of 85 total.

Here's a rundown of Longo's brief career:

2010: Earned one of team's Outstanding Special Teams Awards.
*Appeared in four games recording a tackle vs. Louisiana.
*Recipient of the J.E. and W.S. Hickey Football Scholarship.
*Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.
2009: Appeared in three games recording two tackles
*Played vs. Florida, Tenn. Tech., and Texas A&M.
*Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Dean's List for summer semester.
*Suffered shoulder injury during spring practice.
*Recipient of J.E. and W.S. Hickey Football Scholarship.
2008: Redshirted.
*Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
*Suffered shoulder injury during spring practice, will be limited at start of fall drills

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