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While the attention was on him, Pope tried to turn the attention to his new young friend.

“He’s the star,” Pope said. “He’s the star. I really want Bryson to look at it as a chance for him to learn how to swim. He can tell his friends and hopefully the message gets to young kids to be able to learn how to swim at an early age.”

Just as a ram had appeared from nowhere for Abraham to sacrifice instead of his son Isaac in the book of Genesis, the former Americus and Georgia football standout had appeared out of the blue to save Bryson from drowning after Anne’s son had slipped into the deep end of a pool at Troy Hill Apartments during his cousin’s birthday party.

“He appeared out of no place. He was not there at first,” Anne recalled. “I never saw him running up. I only saw him dive in, so I felt that he stepped in right on time, and it was just in the nick of time.

Well, as much as I love him and as much as it pains me to say it, at times Big Ron Edwards was a glaring weakness for us. Now don’t hang me just yet. I love Big Ron, and he was forced (yet again) to take WAY too many snaps for a guy his size and age. He did pretty well for the situation he found himself in. But let’s face it, he was overwhelmed late in the year as the snaps wore him down. Barring a scheme change to a 4-3 there is NO WAY to hide a tired NT who is getting handled by one offensive lineman all too often.

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