The friends are former Georgia Bulldogs players and former players for the Ohio State Buckeyes. They are all Atlanta natives and currently live in metro Atlanta. We're talking about a bond that started even before their high school days in DeKalb County.
According to Fred Lane, "It's very special because the only game that OSU and UGA played in was the Citrus Bowl, so this is big and special." That meeting was in 1993.
Lane and Henry Harris played at UGA from 1983 to 1986. Rory Graves played at Ohio State in 1981 to 1985, while his brother Reggie Graves played for Ohio 1983 to 1986. Antonio Render started playing for UGA in 1981, but his career was shortened due to a neck injury.
What they consider to be an even more special connection is that they all attended the same elementary school (Toney) and the same high school (Columbia), both in DeKalb County.
Georgia is #1 in the SEC while Ohio State is #4 in the Big Ten.