University of Georgia graduate defensive back Aaron Davis has been named to the 2017 SEC Football Community Service Team, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
Each year the SEC highlights one player from each school in all 21-league-sponsored sports who shows exemplary community service.
The Locust Grove, Ga. product has been recognized for his effort in the community already this year. Davis was among 11 FBS players named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in September. The finance graduate was also on the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, an award given a college football player, “who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.”
Davis has had his hand in numerous activities while in Athens. Specifically, he has been involved in: UGA Athletic Association’s Leadership Academy (LEAD), Spokesperson for “No More,” which is a public service announcement against domestic violence and sexual assault… Visitation at Camp Sunshine, which is a camp that provides support programs for children with cancer and their families…Worked with individuals involved who are part of Extra Special People (ESP), which is an organization that assists with individuals with developmental disabilities … Speaker at the UGA Athletic Association’s “Learn, Play, Excel” program, which has UGA coaches and student-athletes visit and talk with elementary and middle school students on topics such as education, leadership, anti-bullying, respect for authority and the value of participation in athletics.
In the classroom, Davis picked up his second CoSIDA Academic All-District award earlier this month. He has been named to the Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll each of the last three years.
The six-foot-one defensive back has started every game this season to bring his total to 42 starts in 50 games played at Georgia. The former walk-on has 40 total tackles, 2.5 for a loss, one sack, and two quarterback pressures this season. In coverage, he has four pass breakups and one interception.
Others acknowledged on the 2017 SEC Football Community Service Team include Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama), Frank Ragnow (Arkansas), Daniel Carlson (Auburn), Johnny Townsend (Florida), Jacob Hyde (Kentucky), John David Moore (LSU), Javon Patterson (Ole Miss), Gabe Myles (Mississippi State), Anthony Hines (Missouri), Spencer Eason-Riddle (South Carolina), Kyle Phillips (Tennessee), Koda Martin (Texas A&M), and Tommy Openshaw (Vanderbilt).
The No. 6-ranked Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1) compete against the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers (10-2, 7-1) in the SEC Championship game Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is tabbed for 4 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.