This article was originally posted on Athens Banner-Herald Online.

Georgia senior defensive back Aaron Davis was named to the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Thursday. Davis is one of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) selected based on their commitment to community service.

For 26 years, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) has recognized a select group of college football players committed to making a difference in their communities. There were also 11combined players chosen from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Divisions II, III and the NAIA.

Davis, a Finance graduate and native of Locust Grove, Ga., is one of four players from the Southeastern Conference on the FBS 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Georgia leads the nation in Allstate AFCA Good Works Team honorees with 18 since the award’s inception in 1992, including six in the last seven years. The Bulldogs’ previous Good Works Team honorees are Alec Millen in 1992, Travis Jones in 1993, Brian Smith in 1995, Matt Stinchcomb in 1997 and 1998, Brett Millican in 2000, Jon Stinchcomb in 2001, David Greene in 2003, D.J. Shockley in 2005, Quentin Moses in 2006, Kelin Johnson in 2007, Jeff Owens in 2009, Aron White in 2011, Aaron Murray in 2012, Chris Conley in 2014, Malcolm Mitchell in 2015 and Jeb Blazevich in 2016.

Davis, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, has volunteered for a variety of community service opportunities during his time in Athens. He is a member of the UGA Athletic Association’s Leadership Academy (L.E.A.D.) and has given his time to the following activities and many more: 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.

On the field, Davis has started the last nine games for the Bulldogs, bridging the 2016 season, and a total of 33 in his career. The former walk-on has 151 career tackles to go along with 8.5 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and four interceptions.


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