William Ball ends his football career in Georgia, farewell to pens from the heart

On Monday, coach Georgia Kirby Smart He told the media This is a great defensive back William Poole He will not be with the team until the end of the season due to a “personal matter,” noting that Paul “will focus on that and his health and well-being.” Shortly after this announcement, Paul made his departure official, writing a farewell letter.

“Dawg Nation, I am grateful for the opportunity as a young kid outside of Atlanta to have graced the dawn of the red and black of my home state over the past six years,” Paul said, via his personal account. Instagram the account. “For personal reasons, I decided to give up my last season at the University of Georgia. Looking back, my time in college was the best transitional period of my life so far in terms of developing intangibles and personalities that could last my whole life when I leave college. When I leave college. , I can carry with me my number one academic priority which was to get a bachelor’s degree in my major in Communication Studies.Moreover, in sporting terms, I continue to have the honor of being away from the SEC, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Orange Bowl, and ultimately I am the 2021 CFP National Champion.

“I want to give a big thank you to every employee, coaches, trainers, nutritionist, etc., who played a role in my journey and took care of me as their own. Most importantly, thank you to Coach Smart as he did a great job being a representative of a coach who always demands and supports the interest The best of his players and their development, not only as players, but as men as well.For my teammates past and present, I will miss every memory created within the framework of what we all love to do, the relationships and experiences I created here are ones that I will remember and cherish forever and wish nothing but success for all my brothers In that locker room I have had a chance to build over the years. Go Dawgs.”

Paul returned to Georgia on his senior season and entered the offseason as the favorite to start at the nickel. This job, however, was eventually won by a sophomore Javon Pollardwhich left Paul relegated to a backup role. Paul played against Oregon but did not score any tackles. Did not see the stadium last Saturday against Samford.

Producer Hapeville Charter (Atlanta, Georgia) missed Georgia’s first four games of 2021 due to academic issues. Once back, he did not enter the next eight matches. It wasn’t until the Alabama Bulldogs played in the SEC Championship match that Paul got his shot. He started off against Crimson Tide and struggled a bit. He remained a regular starter for the STAR/nickel center versus Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl, and played at a much higher level. In the rematch against Alabama for the National Championship, Paul played well. He had four full tackles, half tackle for a loss, and two big passes in Bulldog’s victory.