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Father before football

Aaron Murray quickly forgot Saturday's disappointment upon hearing of dad's illness

Updated: October 10, 2012, 10:30 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray was holding a one-man pity party on Sunday morning when real life made the Georgia quarterback's football problems immediately become insignificant.

Murray was down in the dumps after the Bulldogs' 35-7 loss at South Carolina the night before, refusing to get out of bed when his parents finally sat him down and broke news that no child wants to hear. His father, Dennis, was to undergo surgery the next day to remove his thyroid, which had developed cancer.

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