By: Jayme Fordham
Dodge County and surrounding communities welcomed home its first ever NFL first round draft selection, Leonard Floyd on May 1. Lakeside Assembly on the Cochran Highway hosted a community draft party with a crowd estimated to be over 1,200 friends, family and fans of the former Georgia Bulldog standout.
The Chauncey, Georgia native has been a standout athlete at every level he has played at. He excelled in multiple sports for Dodge County but felt most at home on the football field. A four-year starter at Dodge County, Leonard received multiple scholarship offers from many SEC and ACC schools. “I remember a coach from the University of Florida visiting the school. He watched less than five minutes of film on Leonard and said to turn it off. Leonard had a scholarship offer from the University of Florida”, stated former coach Jayme Fordham. If you know Leonard however, you know he is loyal to his city and his home. He chose to stay and play for the team he grew up idolizing, the Georgia Bulldogs.
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