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November 12, 2013 8:46 PM

Auburn football: Georgia natives on Tigers' roster taking Saturday's game 'personal'

AUBURN, Ala. — C.J. Uzomah has avoided responding to texts this week. His high school friends have been texting him constantly, ribbing Auburn's tight end about this week’s matchup against Georgia. Growing up just 50 miles away from Athens, Uzomah was just a stone’s throw from Georgia’s campus. And with many of the Suwanee native’s friends from home attending Saturday's game, Uzomah has heard about nothing but the Bulldogs all week.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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