Former left fielder whose dream of playing for the Atlanta Braves never came to fruition. Instead, worked my way through college and got a degree in journalism, pulling off a rare feat: working in the field of my degree. Began working at The Augusta Chronicle in 1998 and have covered many exceptional events since then (12 Masters Tournaments, the 2001 PGA Championship, 1998 Peach Bowl, 2002, 2010 and 2011 SEC Championships, two of USC Aiken's three golf national championships, Augusta State's 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division I golf national championships and four of Augusta State's Division II Elite Eight appearances (men-2008-2010; women-2004) and 12 Augusta Futurities -- along with myriad high school state championship games). In 2008, had a streak of 100 consecutive days of stories in the paper (from January-April). Honored to win first place in the Georgia Press Association's Sports Writing contest in 2009. I live in Augusta with my beautiful wife and our wonderful triplets.
Posted August 27, 2014 03:58 pm - Updated August 27, 2014 04:03 pm

UGA WR Chris Conley's solid Star Wars fan film

University of Georgia senior flanker Chris Conley is known for his exploits on the field. Off of it, he's making a name for himself in another way.

 

Conley, who's majoring in journalism, released his 26-minute film, "Retribution," last month. The Star Wars fan film was written and directed by Conley, and it was shot in and around Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. Also, Conley plays the villain, while Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley and Mark Richt make cameos.

 

You don't have to be a Georgia fan to enjoy the film. Anyone who's watched and enjoyed the six Star Wars movies will appreciate Conley's effort. He deserves kudos for the film.

 

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