To Charles, bowl game is home

Georgia TE will be in his native Tampa for what could be his last college game

Updated: December 23, 2011, 12:51 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation
Orson CharlesAP Photo/Rich AddicksTeammate Aron White offered incentive for Orson Charles (above) to return in 2012: In the bowl, White plans to break their three-way tie (10) with Leonard Pope and claim UGA's all-time TDs by a tight end.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Orson Charles and his Georgia Bulldogs teammates practiced here Tuesday for the final time this season, after which the junior tight end headed home to Tampa, Fla. -- where the Bulldogs will compete in the Outback Bowl after the holidays.

That Jan. 2 game in his hometown against Michigan State might be the final time Charles plays for Georgia, although he says he has not determined whether making an early leap to the NFL is the correct decision.