2012 SEC Football Championship

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The University of Alabama won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The final score was 32-28, Alabama. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Coach Nick Saban waits on stage with Eddie Lacy to receive the 2012 SEC Champion ship triphy after winning the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Kwame Geathers (right) makes a tackle during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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John Jenkins sacks AJ McCarron during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Kwame Geathers (right) brings down TJ Yeldon during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Damian Swann goes to block Amari Cooper with the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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AJ McCarron hands off the ball to TJ Yeldon during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Alec Ogletree tackles TJ Yeldon during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Chris Conley pauses to look up after a play during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Alec Ogletree makes a tackle during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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After a fumble on the play, Cyrus Jones (center) holds onto the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Tavarres King and Aaron Murray hug near the end of team warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Aaron Murray prepares to throw the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans hold out their hands signaling the start of the fourth quarter during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans cheer after a play during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy gains yardage, and was announced at the MVP for Alabama, during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Amari Cooper keeps ahead of a tackle by Alec Ogletree (left) during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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AJ McCarron makes a call to his team during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The Alabama color guard, along with Alabama fans, are seen during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Todd Gurley (right) and Rhett McGowan take a moment before the start of the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members of the UGA Redcoat Marching band wait on the sidelines for their pregame performance before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The team gathers after warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members of the Alabama color guard perform during the pregame show before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans wave signs from their seats before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA players warm up before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members of the University of Alabama marching band find their section before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans, dressed up in outfits and painted the colors of UGA, are seen in the stands before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Five-year-old Godfrey Powell, Jr. (center) walks the sidelines with his father Godfrey Powell, Sr., during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Powell, Sr. is originally from Atlanta and said he went to the University of Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A player for UGA stretches during warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A UGA fan leans over from her seat and waves a foam finger along with a red pom-pom before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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TJ Yeldon (left) and DJ Fluker celebrate after Alabama scores a touchdown during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy runs the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Mark Richt is seen between players as they warm-up during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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T.J. Yeldon runs the ball closer to the endzone during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Tavarres King and Aaron Murray hug near the end of team warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Vinnie Sunseri runs for Arthur Lynch with the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans watch from an endzone during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The team gathers after warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Players from Alabama hold up SEC signs after winning the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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University of Georgia fans scream from an endzone during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A UGA color guard member runs to the sidelines after their pregame performance before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Hairy Dawg runs onto the field with the UGA Redcoat Marching band as they start their pregame performance before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A member of the Alabama color guard watches her band performance before her team takes the field at the beginning of the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A member of the Redcoat Marching band waits on the sidelines before the pre-game performance during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Corey Campbell holds up his helmet in a huddle just before the start of the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Aaron Murray puts on his helmet after warm-ups as he walks toward the endzone where UGA fans were seated during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fans points to the University of Georgia players during warm-ups before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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University of Georgia players take to the field for warm ups during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Aaron Murray warms up before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Aaron Murray warms up before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Todd Gurley runs the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Aaron Murray warms up before the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Coach Nick Saban is interviewed on stage after his team won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy hugs teammates after The University of Alabama won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A pass is incomplete with Vinnie Sunseri and Chris Conley on the ground during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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T.J. Yeldon (center) is brought down in a tackle during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Alec Ogletree goes to block T.J. Yeldon with the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy (center) was named MVP for Alabama after The University of Alabama won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy puts on his SEC championship ball cap after his team won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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UGA fans react after Alabama makes a good play during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A University of Georgia cheerleader reacts after UGA lost the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Todd Gurley is tackled after running the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Nick Saban pauses before the trophy is presented to his team after Alabama won the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Alabama fans cheer during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The Georgia Defensive Line bring down Eddie Lacy during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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AJ McCarron prepares to hand off the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Head Coach Nick Saban is seen on the sideline through UGA players on the field during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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AJ McCarron throws the ball during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members of the University of Alabama football team celebrate on stage as confetti flies after they received the SEC trophy after the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Coach Mark Richt reacts from the sidelines after a play during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Eddie Lacy as the ball and jumps over Damian Swann as Bacarri Rambo followed to try and tackle during the SEC Championship football game between The University of Georgia and The University of Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Sara Caldwellstaff

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