Welcome to episode six of Bulldawg Illustrated Digital‘s One on One with Jeff Dantzler with special guest, Jarryd Wallace, who is not your typical high school track star turned professional athlete… His pursuit of world-class athletics took a detour at age 18 when he was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome. In what should have been his first year as a Division 1 athlete committed to Georgia, Jarryd faced the stark reality of the amputation of his right leg. Since his amputation, Jarryd has competed in two Paralympic Games, set four World Records, and become the nation’s fastest amputee. In fact, his speed surpasses that of many NFL running backs.
Jarryd graduated in 2019 and is the son of UGA women’s tennis coach Jeff Wallace and former All-SEC distance runner, Sabina. He lives in Athens, GA with his wife Lea and son Levi.
In this episode…
Jeff talks with Jarryd about his journey as a track and field athlete, his work with an engineer to develop running blades for para-athletes at all levels, the new edition to his and Lea’s family, Levi, and much, much more.
We hope you enjoyed the show; so, make sure to tune in next week for some more One on One with Jeff Dantzler, and don’t forget to check out our other episodes and shows…
CLICK HERE for Episode 001 | One on One with Jeff Dantzler with special guest Vance Leavy
CLICK HERE for Episode 002 | One on One with Jeff Dantzler with special guest Malcolm Mitchell
CLICK HERE for Episode 003 | One on One with Jeff Dantzler with special guest Kevin Butler
CLICK HERE for Episode 004 | One on One with Jeff Dantzler and guest Mike Morgan
CLICK HERE for Episode 005 | One on One with Jeff Dantzler and guest Drew Butler
CLICK HERE for Episode 001 | Threading the Needle: ‘Kirby Smart and Georgia Football Facing Unique Challenges’
CLICK HERE for Episode 002 | Threading the Needle with guest Brendon Todd
CLICK HERE for Episode 003 | Threading the Needle – ‘A statistical deep dive of Georgia football’
CLICK HERE for Episode 004 | Threading the Needle with guest Charlie Woerner
CLICK HERE for Episode 05 | Threading the Needle – “Former Bulldogs line up well with teams signed in 2020 NFL Draft”
Don’t forget to give Jarryd Wallace a follow on Twitter at @wallace_jarryd as well as Instagram at wallace_jarryd. You can follow Jeff Dantzler on Twitter at @jeffdantzlertv and make sure to also give us a follow on Bulldawg illustrated at @BD_Illustrated.
And a special thanks to Josh Hancher (post-production) and Becca Gemes (social promotion and newsletter) for their hard work behind the scenes to make us look good.