It was announced earlier today that Zac Etheridge, former Auburn safety and current secondary coach at Georgia Tech, will receive the James Owens Sward for Courage this Saturday as the Tigers take on Arkansas State. Etheridge was an integral part of the Auburn defense that helped win the 2010 National Championship just one year after his critical neck injury against Ole Miss
Here was ESPN’s story on Zac and Ole Miss’s Rodney Scott:
The James Owens Award for Courage was established last season, with Owens receiving the first award. Etheridge will be the second recipient of the award. There won’t be a dry eye in the stadium during that presentation.