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Georgia Bulldogs RB James Cook Makes Announcement about 2022 Season

January 12, 2022

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ATHENS - Georgia Bulldogs RB James Cook is heading to the NFL after winning the national championship. 

The move was expected for the Miami native, even though he had one season of eligibility remaining. Cook told the public through social media on Wednesday that he was headed to professional football. 

“Monday night still feels surreal,” Cook said in the statement. “Bringing a national championship to Athens was the ultimate goal of college football career, and that has now been accomplished. I want to thank every single person that supported us through this season, and the love I have for you all is forever. I’d also like to thank my family, Coach Smart, Coach McGee, the Athletic Training Staff and the University of Georgia. 4 Out.”

Cook ends his career in Athens with 1,503 yards rushing, 730 yards receiving with 20 total touchdowns. Cook was a critical piece for the Dawgs in the 2021 playoffs. He scored on a 39-yard pass from Stetson Bennett in the Orange Bowl, and racked up 145 total yards against the Wolverines. 

Against Alabama, Cook had 92 total yards that included a massive 67-yard run that set up the Dawgs’ first touchdown, and lead of the game.



The Georgia Bulldogs are national champions once more. 

Kirby Smart and his No. 1 Dawgs have run through the 2021 season - knocking out Nick Saban and Alabama in Indianapolis to win it all in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. 

Now you can own this commemorative keep-sake hardcover book to remember the season. DAWGSTRUCTION will print in late January when the season concludes. The cover is subject to change. 

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