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Logue, Staats declare for NFL draft

Jan. 6—Former Lebanon High lineman Zion Logue and Watertown graduate Rusty Staats announced they are declaring for this spring's NFL draft Monday.

"This is something that I've dreamed of since I was a young boy back in that small town of Lebanon, Tenn.," Logue, a Georgia defensive lineman, said in a statement.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound defensive tackle was a two-year starter for Georgia and played in all 14 games this past season as he picked up 17 tackles, including 3 1/2 behind the line, and broke up three passes. He provided depth in his earlier years and was part of the Bulldogs' recent back-to-back national championships. For his career, he played in 50 games and made 52 tackles.

Logue, who graduated from LHS in 2019, received his degree from UGA last month.

He had already accepted a bid to play in the Feb.1 Shrine Bowl in Frisco, Texas.

Following a redshirt season as a true freshman at Western Kentucky, Staats played four seasons for the Hilltoppers, starting the last two at center where he made the Remington Trophy preseason watch list. Because of the 2020 COVID season, the 6-5, 320-pounder had a super senior season available and took it at Texas Tech this last fall where he made the Remington list again.

The NFL draft is scheduled for April 25-27.