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Tra Battle

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 173 | College: Georgia
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Named recipient of Coffee County Hustle Award at conclusion of spring drills … named to the Bednarik Award Watch List and Pre-season All-SEC first team by The Sporting News … (CAREER-HIGH TCKLS: 8 (twice) vs. Boise St. - 9/3/05, Auburn - 11/12/05).

2006 Season

First-Team All-SEC by the Coaches and Second-Team by the AP … Started all 12 games, team-high six INTs, ranks fourth in tackles with 57, also a pair of sacks … Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week as well as SEC for school record-tying three INT game (all in one half and one for a TD) plus had four tackles and one pass break-up in road win over #5 Auburn … Also made INTs in the Red Zone against Tennessee and Miss. State … Named Coffee County Hustle Award winner at conclusion of spring … Named to the Bednarik Award Watch List and Pre-season All-SEC first team by The Sporting News.

2005 Season

Recorded his first career interception and led the Bulldogs with eight tackles in the 2005 opener against Boise State … grabbed the second interception of his career against South Carolina … forced a fourth-quarter fumble during the 27-14 win over Tennessee … recorded a team-high (tied with a game-high) seven tackles against Florida … finished season as team's third-leading tackler with 711 … Best Games - 8 tackles vs. Boise State, Auburn.

2004 Season

Recorded seven tackles in annual spring G-Day game … made 22 tackles, 16 solo … had three pass-breakups … best game was against LSU (four solo tackles, first career sack for loss of 11 yards, forced a fumble, broke up a pass, logged quarterback pressure) … started at Kentucky for injured Thomas Davis … key contributor on special teams as well … recipient of Iron Man Award (players who do not miss a practice or summer workout during the year) at conclusion of the 2004 season … part of team that has posted 42-10 record from 2001-04 (sixth best in the country), three straight seasons of 10 or more wins, three straight bowl victories, and three consecutive national top six finishes … Recipient of Joe B. Maxwell Family Fooball Scholarship.

2003 Season

Made Bulldog debut in season opener … valuable reserve all season for a defense that ranked 2nd nationally in Scoring Defense (14.5 ppg), 4th in Total Defense (276.86 ypg), 6th in Passing Defense (174.50 ypg), 14th nationally in Turnover Margin (+.79), and 4th in number of scoreless quarters (25) among the AP's final Top Ten teams.

High School

Mary Persons … All-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph as a senior … four-year starter at QB and free safety, leading his team to the state playoffs each season … team Defensive MVP as a junior and Overall MVP as a senior … also played basketball and ran track … competed in the state championships in the 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 4x100 and 4x400 relays … High School Coach: Steve Chafin.


Born: Jan. 5, 1985.


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