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With SEC Championship looming, Georgia Bulldogs still make time for good deeds

A handful of Georgia Bulldogs visited with patients at the hospital Tuesday night in Athens. (Photo via Steven Colquitt/UGA)

ATHENS, Ga. — A handful of Georgia Bulldogs gave a bunch of patients at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital a thrilling surprise Tuesday night.

Star running back Elijah Holyfield, starting right tackle Isaiah Wilson and defensive tackle Michail Carter were among the Georgia football players who took a break from the grind of preparing for Saturday’s monumental matchup against No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Championship Game to spread a little joy through the hallways and rooms of Northeast Georgia’s largest hospital.

“Just because it brings a lot of joy to us too, seeing people smiling, especially when they’ve been down. It just brings joy to all of us, so whenever we have time to come, we’ll always come,” Holyfield said on the visit.

The players distributed and signed team posters, posed for pictures with patients and hospital staff, played with children, told jokes and generally had a good time during the short visit.

Only an hour or so earlier, the Bulldogs had been engaged in a long, grueling, full-contact practice in the Payne Athletic Center in preparation for Saturday’s matchup.

“I think the little girl, just her face and seeing her made us all so happy. Stuff like this makes us all so happy,” Holyfield said of his favorite part of the visit.

After another practice in Athens on Wednesday, Georgia will move its operations to Atlanta on Thursday.

The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs will face Alabama for the league title in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m.

It will be a rematch of last year’s National Championship Game in the same building in which the Crimson Tide pulled out a thrilling 26-23 victory in overtime.

This article was written by Chip Towers, DawgNation.



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