Jordan Davis “takes pride” in being a target and eating up blockers

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Jordan Davis “takes pride” in being a target and eating up blockers

Jordan Davis (99) and Kenny McIntosh (6) take a knew before the game versus Notre Dame, Saturday night, September 21, 2019
Jordan Davis (99) and Kenny McIntosh (6) take a knew before the game versus Notre Dame, Saturday night, September 21, 2019

UGA sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Davis stands at 6-foot-6 and 330 lbs an imposing enough site when he is wearing civies in interviews after practice and even more so when he puts on the pads and helmet on the football field. Due to his size, strength, and athletic ability, Davis often draws double-teams, but that doesn’t seem to bother No. 99. He doesn’t mind being a “target” for blockers on the opposing offense and “eating up” space.

“I love it… We always have a saying, if its two on me, somebody’s free,” Davis said with a big smile. “I take real pride in that. I can leave the game with zero tackles and still feel like I have an accomplished game because somebody else is eating off of me… If a play comes to me, I’ll definitely try to make it.”

How often is Davis double-teamed during a game?

“It’s a lot. It’s a lot. Especially as the game picks up. I remember at one point, I had three people on me,” said Davis reminiscing about Saturday’s game versus Notre Dame. “We got a pretty good stop on that one too; so, I take pride in that. It’s a really big feeling of accomplishment if I have two people on me.”

Jordan Davis draws a double-team during the Arkansas State game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Jordan Davis draws a double-team during the Arkansas State game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Davis added games like the Notre Dame one are the kind that a player can tell their kids about one day.

“I like those games. It’s really down to the wire,” said Davis. “It’s like those games you can tell your kids about.”

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