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Jerome Rossetti. Special photo

Former UGA football player Jerome Rossetti (BSA ’85) teamed with three friends to form the Georgia Chain Gang bike team, raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

With Dave Armento, Frank Fuerst and Tony Myers, Rossetti participated in the Race Across America, an annual 3,000-mile cross-country bike race. They finished the race in June in 7 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes, and raised more than $100,000. The team also raced in 2009, raising $80,000.  Rossetti, who now lives in Atlanta and is vice president and partner of DeLany/Rossetti Construction, quit football with a knee injury and took up cycling as part of his knee rehabilitation.

Get more on the team at http://pages.teamintraining.org/ga/raceacro10/GeorgiaChainGang or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gachaingang.