Friday, September 20, 2013

"Loyalty before royalty"

Great story about Damian Swann and his support system. Bowers goes deep into the starting cornerback's childhood, his development as an athlete, his recruitment, and this nugget he adopted from Jarvis Jones.
It was in Athens that Damian has found his second family as he is in the midst of his second season as a start for the Bulldogs. It’s a friendship he cultivated with former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, that helped Damian build on a “loyalty before royalty” principle — look after the people who look after him. The phrase, coined by Jones, Damian says, just carries over the concept he grew up with. And his teammates take note of the character trait Damian says he got from his dad.
Good read. Check it out.