President Marrero joins the football team in the Eagle Creek Baptism

Amanda Arnold

STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern football team continued the annual tradition of Eagle Creek Baptism at the conclusion on Friday’s practice.

The fifteen seniors, along with Head Coach Chad Lunsford and President Kyle Marrero, dipped into Beautiful Eagle Creek before reporting to their duties to assist Operation Move In. 

Marrero emphasized the impact of Eagle Creek after he willingly plunged into the water with his favorite suit and tie. He believes his attire can be attributed to much of his career success, since he wore the exact same suit when he interviewed for his previous gig at West Georgia.

“The magical, beautiful waters of Eagle Creek… that’s what makes this institution incredibly special,” he said. “The history, the heritage, from the dirty dozen to Erk Russell. The magical waters that make a team, the community feel like they can do anything.” 

Preseason camp will end tomorrow with the second scrimmage of the fall season at 9:15 a.m. in Paulson Stadium. 

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Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]