ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia football team celebrated its seniors on Saturday, and no one soaked up his final game between the hedges more than Jordan Davis.
First, the defensive tackle actually started the game on offense and scored the first touchdown of the day in Georgia’s 56-7 win. It was the first touchdown of his career.
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But it’s the moment after the game that will make you smile even more. The Redcoat Marching Band made Davis an honorary member and presented him with his own uniform.
Then Davis led the Redcoats in the Georgia fight song “Glory, Glory.”
Davis said he has friends in the marching band but didn’t expect to be honored in the way he was.
“When they called me an honorary member and handed me the plaque, handed me the coat, it was really special. It makes me feels great because they love me as much as I love them,” Davis said. “I wish that they had more recognition and love from Dawg Nation. They play every week. Every week, they are there getting me hyped up. So it’s only right that I went over there and showed them love.”
It was surely a senior day that Georgia fans, the marching band and Davis will never forget.
Davis is a beloved figure in Athens and fans started Heisman Trophy campaign for the defensive tackle.
He is already one of three finalists for the 2021 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player.
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