ATHENS -- Former Georgia walk-on tight end Jack Loonam was commissioned as an Army officer at Sanford Stadium on Friday.
Loonam was a member of the team from 2011-2014 and saw his only game action in last season’s 55-9 rout over Charleston Southern. During his Georgia career, he juggled being in the Army ROTC on campus with the football team.
His father, Tim Loonam, a Lt. Colonel in the Army, was present for the ceremony. Even though he was mostly a practice body, Loonam told the program’s official website that he enjoyed his time with the football team.
"Coming in, I knew I wasn't going to be an Aaron (Murray) or a Todd (Gurley),” Loonam said. “I was OK with that. I'm here and I'm going to gut this out and enjoy this," Loonam said. "This is going to be the best four years of my life and how many people would love to be in my shoes? I know countless buddies of mine that would love it.”