Injuries end Georgia defensive end’s career

Georgia defensive end/linebacker Jeremy Longo, limited by shoulder and knee injuries the past two seasons, won’t play any more football.

Jeremy Longo

Jeremy Longo

Longo, a junior, will be medically disqualified “due to continuing injury issues,” UGA said Sunday.

Longo appeared in only seven games in the past two seasons, mostly on special teams –- three games in 2009 and four in 2010. He suffered a shoulder injury during spring practice 2009 and underwent knee surgery in January 2010.

Medically disqualified players remain on scholarship but do not count against the NCAA’s 85-scholarship limit.

Longo, who redshirted as a freshman in 2008,  is from Fort Lauderdale. He was named to the SEC academic honor roll in 2009 and 2010 and to the SEC freshman academic honor roll in 2008.

– Tim Tucker, AJC

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102 comments Add your comment


March 27th, 2011
7:08 pm


March 27th, 2011
7:10 pm

Thanks Jeremy and good luck.

Big Dawg Cobb

March 27th, 2011
7:12 pm

Best of luck. Get that degree


March 27th, 2011
7:17 pm

Sorry to hear this about Longo. Get that degree and good luck!

Boys Home

March 27th, 2011
7:18 pm

What a shame. Maybe if UGa would have change the S & C coach years ago this wouldnt have happened.

Bumped again

March 27th, 2011
7:23 pm



March 27th, 2011
7:31 pm

This is sad. Good luck Jeremy, as stated aboved make sure you get your degree.

Tech Fan

March 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Good like Jeremy. Get your degree and enjoy the rest of your college days.


March 27th, 2011
7:54 pm

Good Luck Jeremy-get that degree and be a good influence on your teamates

redd dogg

March 27th, 2011
8:03 pm

good luck jeremy


March 27th, 2011
8:03 pm

Did some idiot really blame the strength and conditioning coach? lol

It Ain't Rocket Science

March 27th, 2011
8:11 pm

Some big guys, for whatever medical reason, just have skeletal growth problems and perhaps this young fellow did. I am glad he will get to finish his education and wish him well in life. Now, that is what I call a honest, real and necessary medical redshirt. Another example of CMR doing the right thing.

Old Coach

March 27th, 2011
8:12 pm

Yes some idiot DID blame the S&C coach. Must be the dumbest statements ever. Jerk!!


March 27th, 2011
8:25 pm

Tech fan here, sorry to see the young man’s career ended so early, best of luck in the future!


March 27th, 2011
8:31 pm

HAHA LOL…. Its so funny to me that you can tell how good a player is from the responses to his injury news….for instance when Aaron Murray was injured 20 guys in a row flooded this blog with responses like “OMG what are we gonna do?” or “NO Please tell me its not that bad” or “I hope he gets the best treatment ever, and nobody in Athens goes near him again”, and now we have this Longo kid who was probably the 60th best player on an 85 player team, only really played on special teams and garbage time with the 3rd unit and every comment is the same….the exact same…”Good luck Jeremy and get your degree. Best of Luck”. Im serious the phrase good luck jeremy is said 4 straight posts in a row. Now I understand this is the classy and PC thing to say, but it become apparently obvious to people like me who are either extremely immature (myself) or a sociopath who likes reading blogs that “good luck ___, get that degree!” is blog talk for “he wasnt anything big, and Im so glad its not Ogletree thats career is done” HAHAHAHAHAAA this is SO FUNNY… could you imagine if aaron murrays career was ended and everyone jumped onto this blog and said “good luck aaron, go finish that degree” not a chance in heck…..HAHAHHAHHHH ROFL!!!!!

Delta Stewardess

March 27th, 2011
8:38 pm

That really is an awful shame. Just keep hitting the books.

Jeremy Longo's Father

March 27th, 2011
8:38 pm

Monger- I weep for you. I am the father of this terrific football player and young man, Jeremy Longo. He gave his heart and soul to UGA football and loved every minute of it. I didnt want to bring this up, but he was born with a heart defect, and one of his heart valves had to be grafted using pig tissue. This combined with chronic tendenitis in his knees and it made it harder for him to get going than most kids his age. I bet you feel like a real loser and full of shame now that you know the truth about my son…Shame on you Monger…


March 27th, 2011
8:40 pm

Monger….big difference between a story of an injury and the end of a person’s ability to play a scholarship sport. When they get to go to a University on scholarship and still remain on scholarship after an injury that ends their career, I think maybe the fans of this young man hope that he finishes his academic career with the most valuable “brass ring” he can get – a degree. Are you “immature” as you say? Yep.

Cali Dawg

March 27th, 2011
8:46 pm

Monger – Once a Dawg…always A Dawg!!!! Contributions don’t just count on 10-12 Saturdays a year.


March 27th, 2011
8:47 pm

Man,Texas A&M bitch slapped the Lady Dawgs pretty bad.Good season Lady Dawgs….

1970 Dawg

March 27th, 2011
8:53 pm

“Monger” is swahili for classless horse’s —


March 27th, 2011
9:17 pm

Thanks, young man, I wish the best for you in future endeavors and hope you have a lot of good memories as a Bulldawg!!


March 27th, 2011
9:18 pm

“techie” tucker it’s always bad news out of Athens, right? So typical!


March 27th, 2011
9:32 pm

Godd luck Jeremy blah, blah, blah….does this open up another scholarship????

James K Polk

March 27th, 2011
9:36 pm

From the sounds of his academic prowess that this article professes, this young man has a future that is much more important than NFL stats. Though, it is still sad when you give something your all and a dream is dashed by no fault of your own. We will probably hear from him again, just not from a profession involving a ball. Good luck, my man.


March 27th, 2011
9:44 pm

Thank you and good luck, Jeremy!

Peach Fuzz

March 27th, 2011
9:47 pm

People who post flames are intellectually depraved!


March 27th, 2011
9:47 pm

Since it was mentioned that JL made SEC academic honor roll every year, it sounds like he will be able to pursue a good education and career path outside of football. Just a shame though; I am sure that his heart is breaking to have to give up the sport he trained so hard for all of his life. I hope he stays healthy; I know he will succeed because it takes a hard core work ethic to become a scholarship student-athlete.
Go Dawgs!


March 27th, 2011
10:02 pm

Jeremy…………….Get that degree and some of the idiots who post here will call you Mr. Longo in the future. Good luck in all you do……………make a difference! You will always be a “Damn Good Dawg” to me and all the rest of the “real” Bulldog Nation.


March 27th, 2011
10:25 pm

Monger you are so right. So I will come out and be the first to say it.

Darn shame that it was Longo instead of you. By the way, good luck Monger.

Was that what you wanted to hear?


March 27th, 2011
10:28 pm

As a true bulldog fan I say thank you to Jeremy Longo for the effort you put forth as a Bulldog on and off the field. Never got into trouble…..made your grades…..and did your best on the field. Good luck young man, you have a lifetime of being a first teamer in front of you!


March 27th, 2011
10:39 pm

Monger and South together make a whole a hole


March 27th, 2011
11:47 pm

Class post Guytondawg … wish more people were like you

Delta Stewardess

March 28th, 2011
12:22 am

This guy has been on the academic honor roll a few times. He will get a degree and a real one not like Ben Jones the p e teacher.


March 28th, 2011
12:22 am

Guytondawg, couldn’t have said it better myself. BTW, I have a Guyton, GA address. email me at my handle plus


March 28th, 2011
12:44 am

how could somebody blame the conditoning coach

March 28th, 2011
2:04 am

Bama has about ten of these each year. Bama must have the worst luck when it comes to players getting hurt.


March 28th, 2011
5:21 am

We met his dad in Jacksonville, They lived in Florida,. He truly loved the dawgs, Living in Gator country that can be tough…Damn good dogs….Good luck to you both


March 28th, 2011
7:12 am

Coincidentally, Alabama over-signs about ten recruits each year. Hm.


March 28th, 2011
7:22 am

It’s a shame Lander’s is grandfathered in because he got in a few final fours 100 years ago,but as we know now considering the great players on those teams he probably under achieved.

Barney Strickland

March 28th, 2011
7:32 am

Are you people stupid or what? UGA wanted to open up a football scholarship slot and this guy was sacrificed. Sure, everyone criticizes Saban (Alabama) for doing this, but you morons wanna believe this crap when it comes to UGA. Whatever…. Longo sucked at the SEC level….. UGA took a gamble with him out of high school and he never panned out…. Good luck with the degree!


March 28th, 2011
7:42 am

Good luck to you Longo. What’s wrong with being a P.E Teacher? It’s people like Delta Stewardess that make dumb statements that make this world so crazy. We need P.E teachers jsut like we need math, english, sccience and history teachers. AT LEAST BEN JONES WILL HAVE A JOB. I KNOW SOME THAT HAVE MASTER DEGREES…THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED

Boobie Bowden

March 28th, 2011
7:44 am

Good luck, Mr. Longo

Big Dawg Daddy

March 28th, 2011
7:50 am

Jeremy, sorry to see your football career end. Good luck and best wishes.


March 28th, 2011
8:26 am

Keep the faith, Jeremy. Hang in there and get your degree.


March 28th, 2011
8:54 am

That’s always tough to hear! Wish you the best in school get that education man!!!


March 28th, 2011
9:00 am

Thanks Jeremy….u r a dame good dawg!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul N Destin

March 28th, 2011
9:18 am

UGA can’t do this …that evil Nick Saban is the only coach that places players on medical scholly! Karma is a ba&ch. I know St. Richt is such a good man and he doesn’t run off players like Nick.


March 28th, 2011
9:19 am

Yes! Frees up another scholly for the Dream Team!


March 28th, 2011
9:21 am

Sounds like a DGD and an even better student. Hate to see any kid’s football-playing days end under these circumstances but it looks like Jeremy is on the right track to success in life. Cali Dawg said it best: Once a Dawg always a Dawg!!