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UGA Football WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint Gives Story Of Last Name Change

October 18, 2023

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football veteran receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint met with the media on Tuesday evening after practice and offered the following comments. 


On how he got his last name Jacksaint…  

“Back when I was in my freshman year of high school, I was living with my biological dad and my stepmother at the time. At this point, I had just started playing football, maybe for about 3 years. I had just got accepted into St. Thomas Aquinas down in South Florida. It is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for football. It was one of my dreams because my cousin played at St. Thomas, and I looked up to him, so I knew I wanted to play there. At the time, my parents were into whatever they were getting into and ended up separating. I started living with my youth football coach, his wife, and his two kids. I planned to live there until my dad got on his feet, at first. After the first year, I wasn’t hearing from my dad much. He wasn’t calling me; I was trying to call and get in contact with him, but he wasn’t answering. So, I stayed there until my senior year. When it was time to apply for college and sign my letter of intent, I needed a legal parent or guardian, and I didn’t have either one of them. I was 18 at the time so I could make the decision myself. I decided to let them adopt me, and that’s how I got the last name Jacksaint.”  


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His advice to Brock Bowers on going through a potentially season-ending injury... 

"Keep your head up. You're definitely going to have doubts. You're definitely going to be down on yourself. You're going to be missing a lot of being with the team. The work, the grind. You'll miss that part, but definitely keep your head up. It's a time for you to get your mind and body right and focus on the injury. Focus on trying to get back and healthy. I know Brock is a hard worker, and he comes in and works his tail off every day, so he's going to attack this like he attacks everything."


On Carson Beck's immediate play response to throwing an interception... 

"That definitely caught me off guard. I was in on that play too, and I'm watching him cover down, and I was not expecting him to through his body at him like that. That just shows you the type of guy Carson is. Even though he's the quarterback, he's not scared of getting hit, and he's not scared to hit somebody. It's that type of toughness and that type of grit that he brings to the offense." 

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