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Ex-Lakeside star makes name as college `thrower'

ATHENS, Ga. -- His coach compares him to Kramer on "Seinfeld." But his competitors are starting to compare him to the best shot-putters in the country. Reese Hoffa, a 6-foot, 275-pound sophomore shot-putter on the University of Georgia track and field team, is the talk of the team and the shot put community. After Hoffa threw a personal-best 63-feet, 5 1/2 inches on Feb. 6 in the Frank Sevigne Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., Georgia throw coach Don Babbitt said his phone "was ringing off the hook" with people wanting to talk about Hoffa.

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