Daily Sports Smile: Georgia Bulldogs star Jordan Davis named honorary member of university band

ATHENS, GA: Georgia Bulldogs star Jordan Davis leads the Redcoat Marching Band after Georgia's 56-7 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium on November 20, 2021.
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The Georgia Bulldogs have reached new heights behind a dominant defense this season. The Bulldogs are 11-0 and coming off another impressive 56-7 victory over Charleston Southern.

The Bulldogs defensive unit is spearheaded by senior Jordan Davis. The 6-foot-6 lineman is a dynamic playmaker. He is also multi-talented and that has endeared him to the university’s Redcoat Marching Band.

On Saturday, Davis was named an honorary member of the band. He celebrated the honor by conducting a band selection after likely his final game at Sanford Stadium. Davis led the Georgia fight song, “Glory, Glory” in front of the Bulldogs' faithful.

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“You could feel the love in the air,” Davis told the Athens Banner-Herald after the game. “I don’t know where they found that at, but I’m just glad they have one in my size.”

The special moment proved to be a worthwhile finale. Earlier in the game, Davis also scored a rushing touchdown as he lined up in the backfield. He took a first-quarter handoff and surged ahead for a one-yard score.

“It was probably a little far out for the first one and thought he almost scored,” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said. “But Coach (Todd) Monken decided to call it again. I figured they knew what was coming but I don’t know if it mattered. He was going to get his. He was going to get that ball across the goal line any way he could.”

This season, Davis has 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. He added to his potential Heisman résumé with a stellar performance.