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USA Network stars appeared on campus Sunday to film a promotional video for television show “Necessary Roughness.”
Celebrity trailers sat in front of Sanford Stadium as two of the show’s stars, Mechad Brooks and Callie Thorne, filmed on the field, according to wardrobe assistant Ashley Aikens.

The direct economic benefits of film production in Georgia came to nearly $2.5 billion in 2011 and positively impacted thousands of businesses, from hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and rental car companies to hardware stores, lumber yards, garden nurseries, heavy equipment rentals and office supply companies.

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