Collin Barber still recalls his playing days at Cartersville
by Andrew Adler
Nov 30, 2012 | 895 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville native Collin Barber could not have asked for a better football season. Or weekend, for that matter.

Barber has been spending Saturdays punting the ball away for the No. 3-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

On Fridays, he often wishes he could don the uniform of his former high school football team the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes - one more time.

“To be part of this year’s Canes’ team would be great,” said Barber following a Tuesday afternoon practice.

“I still have a lot of great memories playing for coach Barden.”

Those memories began as a high school freshman and concluded as a senior last fall.

Heading into the weekend, Barber’s former high school team was 12-0 and playing in the third round of the Class AAA state playoffs against the No. 1-ranked Thomson Bulldogs.

His current team, the 11-1 Georgia Bulldogs, will be playing for the SEC championship against the No. 2-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and a chance to win college’s version of a national championship Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

“It has been a thrill playing for the Bulldogs and following Cartersville at the same time,” said the Bulldogs’ 6-2, 200 lb. freshman punter. “I have family and friends back home who I stay in touch with constantly.”

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