Jordan Davis best captures a ‘forever legendary’ Georgia football team, celebration

ATHENS — There was a lot of talk Saturday about all it took to put Georgia’s 2021 national championship team together. There’s perhaps no better example of that process than Jordan Davis.

Davis, the gigantic senior defensive tackle and Outland and Bednarik Award winner, was the last Georgia player to address the crowd at Sanford Stadium. He talked about his humble beginnings and everything that went into becoming one of the best players for the best team in the country.

It is a culture that he has helped to create and advance. He didn’t do it alone, even in Georgia’s defensive line room. Compared to Devonte Wyatt and Julian Rochester, Davis might actually be considered the youngest of those in the Georgia defensive room.

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Davis recalled a conversation he had with Wyatt a year ago when the former was considering going to the NFL. The latter, however, told him that he was coming back and at that time Davis decided to do so as well.

From there, Davis and the Georgia team hit the ground – or rather the stadium steps – running. This team has often spoken about the amount of runs they have made, whether in the offseason or in the weeks leading up to the college football playoffs. There have been many cold, early mornings for Davis and his teammates inside Sanford Stadium.

Those workouts made possible a crowded Sanford Stadium in January. The one that impressed SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

” It is special. right now, sitting in this stadium, I’m looking back and going back in time to 11, 12 months. Climbing the stadium stairs,” offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer said. “That dirty, hard work in the dark that Coach Smart knows what I’m talking about. It’s true. It gave us these results.

Davis has often admitted that he needs those races. At a press conference just two days before Georgia’s 33-18 win over Alabama, Davis told reporters he was going to run after fulfilling his obligations. The senior defensive tackle constantly struggled with his weight and conditioning levels in college. Monday’s win seemed to show he had won that battle as a member of the Bulldogs.

Georgia will now have to do the impossible to try to replace Davis. In some ways, that can’t be done, because there just aren’t many humans like Davis readily available. From a footballing but also personal point of view.

Davis was the face and voice of the Georgia 2021 soccer team. It’s a fitting finale for someone who smiled so often and brought joy to so many others, must do so one last time.

Every ending is someone else’s beginning. Thanks to everything Davis has done for Georgia, the Bulldogs will be in a better position moving forward. The one where they probably won’t wait 41 years for their next championship.

“A new standard of excellence has been set,” said Georgia coach Kirby Smart. “We plan to maintain that same standard for a long time at UGA. That brings me to this point, and that’s how it ended: we burn the baby boats, we come back.

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