Kessler, UGA legacy, saves dad some grief 

April, 25, 2012
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Chad Kessler breathed a big sigh of relief this morning. Not because his son Houston Kessler (Fairburn, Ga./Landmark Christian) signed his letter of intent to play for the Bulldogs, thus following in his father’s footsteps and those of his famous uncle, Alec Kessler. No, Chad Kessler is relieved today that he won’t have to wear orange.

“When Houston went up to Clemson right before he decided he wanted to go to Georgia, they grilled him about Georgia,” Kessler said. “They asked him, ‘Are you a Georgia guy? Are you a red and black guy? Are you going to bleed orange when you come here?’ It is so ingrained in him and his family that they know it is hard to get that out of there. And I am thrilled he doesn’t have to get Georgia out of his system.

“I didn’t want to have to buy a new wardrobe. I would have had to clean out my closet -- all my hats and everything would have had to change and I didn’t want to do that. So it worked out for the best.”
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