June 15, 2007

Chris Davis: from redshirt to starter

Georgia offensive lineman Chris Davis is man of many talents and during his brief tenure in Athens he has changed a lot from the 245 pound tight end that played at Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Georgia. Recruited as an offensive lineman Davis made the move to guard as a true freshman where he worked on the scout team where he learned the basics of being an offensive lineman at the college level.

At the conclusion of the 2006 season head coach Mark Richt named Davis the top candidate for the starting center position after watching Davis take snaps in bowl practice. When new offensive line coach Stacy Searels got Davis on the field he realized his future was still at guard where he heads into the 2007 season as Georgia's starting left guard.

After adding over 50 pounds to his frame since arriving Davis is preparing for his first season as a starter and contributor to the Georgia Bulldogs. Coach Searels and the defensive players pushed him all spring and he has been working hard this offseason to get ready for September 1.

"This (season) is going to be a challenge. Games will need to be stepped up a little more as well as the intensity of each player. I need to show my self that I can do it. I am a little critical of myself sometimes and that can get me in a slump. I am anxious to go out there and prove to myself that I can do it," said Davis.

Davis said the young offensive line had some major battles this spring with the defense, but he thinks that the passion showed on the practice field will help them this fall.

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