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Tennessee man to reclaim long-lost championship ring stolen from him more than 10 years ago


The photo, obtained by Fox affiliate WZTV, shows the man's football championship ring, stolen from him more than a decade ago. (Fox 17)

A Tennessee lawyer will be reunited with his high school football state championship ring that was stolen from him more than a decade ago.

Grover Collins, a Nashville attorney, got a surprise phone call from a sheriff's deputy in Madera County, Calif., who said he had tracked down the 24-karat ring some 2,145 miles from where it was stolen years ago in Tennessee, Fox affiliate WZTV reported.

Madera County sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart told the Modesto Bee that the ring was discovered during a recent probation search in Madera.

There were also distinct features on the ring, including initials "GCC" and a BGA insignia.

WZTV reported that the determined deputy traced the ring back to its owner after scouring the Internet and coming upon Collins' LinkedIn account. 

It remains unclear how the championship ring made it all the way to California from Franklin, Tenn. It was reportedly stolen from Collins' gym bag in Franklin in 2001 or 2002. 

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