Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The Ogletree twins might part ways after the Capital One Bowl if Alec leaves early for the NFL Draft.
Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree is widely expected to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, where he's expected to be a first-round pick. That would mean the Bulldogs' New Year's Day date with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Capital One Bowl would be his final collegiate game. And, as Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald writes, Alec's last game playing with his brother, Bulldogs fullback Zander Ogletree.
The Ogletree twins are juniors and have played together almost every year since they were six. Weiszer writes that their mother in particular was sad she wouldn't see her two sons on the same field for much longer, even though Alec's NFL intentions haven't been revealed yet. But Zander said he has assured their mother it's for the best:
"I was like `Mom, it's all right,'" Zander said. "I feel like it's just better things in life that are happening right now. It's just a blessing to have one of us, especially out of our family and our hometown, just to be playing in the National Football League. I feel like that's a blessing. Being in our family, we've just got to support him. I've still got to get my degree and do everything I've got to do to become a professional and everything, too."
Alec, who has only played in nine games this season, leads the Bulldogs with 98 tackles. The Bulldogs and Cornhuskers meet New Year's Day in Orlando, Fla., in a game scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET.