Former UGA football standout John Theus plans return to Georgia to finish his college degree.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman made that declaration as part of his Wednesday night announcement to retire from the NFL. Theus was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, and played sparingly with four different teams.
As part his announcement, Theus said he was “excited to finish my degree at UGA and start the chapter of life.”
The 24-year-old also thanked his UGA supporters: “I’d like to give a special shoutout to the fans of Dawg Nation for always being there with me throughout my years playing ball.”
Theus was a 5-star recruit out of Jacksonsville who signed with UGA over Florida, among many other schools. The Bulldogs also gave a scholarship to his older brother as a long snapper. Theus started on the offensive line for most of his UGA career.
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— John Theus (@jtheus71) August 2, 2018