Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Conley: often overlooked, but never forgotten

Chris Conley will burn you if you let him. Just ask his most recent victims, the Nebraska secondary.

The more I read about what all this guy is engaged in (Georgia LEAD Academy, anti-bullying campaigns, NCAA Athlete Advisory committee, just to name a few), the more I wonder if there's anything he can't do.
The 6-foot-3, 206 pounder reeled in six touchdown catches last season, good for second on the team, and had 342 yards on 20 catches. He’s a journalism major with the hopes of going into broadcast. He is the Southeastern Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, focusing on simplifying the rule book as well as student-athlete well-being. The gig has Conley on the road three times a year — in July, November and January — and has him on frequent conference calls.
This story on the Georgia wideout by Rachel Bowers paints a picture of a young man that continues to grasp your attention before fading back out of the spotlight. Part of that is a credit to Conley's position mates. When you're in a rotation with guys like Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Bennett that is bound to happen. But it also seems to be his nature. He doesn't command the spotlight with his mouth. He waits patiently for his actions to speak for themselves.
“Georgia is where I’m meant to be,” he said. “If that’s playing with and behind some people, then that’s what I’m going to do to help this team win. I feel good about it. I feel like I’m ready and prepared for those situations when they need me and they call on me.”
Chris Conley, damn good Dawg!