Just living the dream

ATHENS, Ga. - Chris Davis grew up less than an hour from Sanford Stadium.


His grandfather was a season ticket holder.

So getting a chance to start for the Bulldogs is the fulfillment of a childhood fantasy.

"I've always loved Georgia," Davis said. "I've always dreamed of playing either baseball or football. I was always in the sports. As long as I can remember, I was always into Georgia."

Davis' indoctrination into the Georgia program started early, when he went to games with his grandfather.

"I remember when we played LSU here about five or six years ago. They were ranked (No. 16) at the time. I remember one kickoff when the guy walked out of the end zone and kneeled at the 1-yard line. The stadium got really loud and everything. That's my favorite experience."

Injuries during the spring have cut a swath through the offensive line, leaving Davis, a redshirt freshman, and three freshmen in the line beside senior center Fernando Velasco.

Davis' journey to the Bulldogs' program took a couple of turns. He played tight end and defensive end in high school.

"They told me when I came in that I could play tight end," Davis said. "But I knew in the back of my head that I might be offensive line. It all starts with the offensive line, so I'm happy where I'm at."


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