Jordan Davis announces he is returning for 2021 season for Georgia football

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Georgia junior nose tackle Jordan Davis has come to a decision about his football future.

Davis was a force for the Bulldogs in 2020, a dominant presence who plugged the middle from tackle-to-tackle with his size and power.

But beyond that, Davis emerged as a team leader and ranked among the most popular players on and off the field.

The 6-foot-6, 330-pounder suffered an elbow injury against Kentucky on Oct. 31, which forced him to miss a pivotal loss in Florida against the Gators.

“Rehab was very important,” Davis said in the days leading up to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. “I was motivated by the fact I wanted to play again, I wanted to play as soon as possible.”

Davis’ stats of 16 tackles and one sack in seven games might not seem impressive until one considers he was essentially double-teamed on most every play.


A look at Davis’ career numbers — 5 sacks and 7 TFLs in the 32 games he has played — reveals that when he’s on the field he makes an impact.

Like any other defensive line, Georgia likes to rotate its defensive linemen and puts smaller, quicker linemen on the field in pass-rush situations.

But where Davis truly stood out was against the run, as he was the key to the Bulldogs leading the nation in run defense, allowing 2.39 yards per carry and 72.3 yards per game.

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