Posted: Thu January 10, 2013 12:28PM; Updated: Thu January 10, 2013 12:28PM

Georgia's Kwame Geathers to enter NFL draft

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Georgia nose tackle Kwame Geathers will declare for the 2013 NFL draft.
Georgia nose tackle Kwame Geathers will declare for the 2013 NFL draft.
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Another Georgia defensive player is heading to the NFL.

Junior nose tackle Kwame Geathers informed the school Wednesday that he plans to enter the draft with a year of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-6, 355-pound Geathers follows linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree in declaring early for the pros.

This past season, Geathers played in all 14 games and finished with 40 tackles, including five for losses and a sack, along with a blocked field goal. He had eight starts and 61 tackles in his career.

The Bulldogs, coming off a second straight Southeastern Conference East title, will have big holes to fill on the defensive side next season. They're also losing nose tackle John Jenkins and safeties Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams.

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