Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray played one of the worst games of his career Saturday against South Carolina, and perhaps there was a reason besides the Gamecocks' smothering defense. Murray's father, Dennis, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer prior to the game. "Probably the worst 12 hours of my life but I know my family will push through. Keep my dad in your prayers please," Murray tweeted out on Sunday. Dennis Murray was scheduled to have surgery Monday morning at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. According to a source, Murray and his brother, Josh, drove down to Tampa Sunday night to be there for their father's surgery. Murray, who was 11-for-31 passing with 109 yards in the Bulldogs 35-7 loss, dealt with enough difficulty in the game, but the struggles at home carry far more weight. In addition to his father's health, Murray's house in Athens, Ga., was reportedly vandalized following the South Carolina game. His teammate, linebacker Christian Robinson, shares a house with Murray and tweeted out that they had been "egged and rolled." Georgia's athletic department has not yet made a statement.
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