Malik Herring perfectly encapsulates how special it is to play for Georgia football

Malik Herring, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Malik Herring, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Malik Herring knows how special it is to play for Georgia football.

It’s been a great last three years to be a Georgia football fan.

While the Dawgs haven’t won a national title in the last three seasons, they have won the SEC East each season and played for a College Football Playoff berth in Atlanta every December. The Georgia Bulldogs came out on top over the Auburn Tigers in 2017, nearly winning a national championship over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the same building over a month later.

For a senior defensive linemen like Malik Herring, it’s been an incredible college experience and one he’ll never forget. Herring appeared as the star of this incredible Twitter video from the Georgia football account, “an experience unlike any other.”

“People treat you right, and I really love that,” said Herring. “And it makes me feel like I’m actually wanted here.”

Malik Herring says how great it is to go to college in a place like Athens.

Herring addresses the bonds he has made with his teammates and his coaching staff during his first three years on campus. He says everybody loves each other like brothers, no matter where they come from. With only one season left, Herring is doing his very best to cherish every single last moment because he fully understands that college isn’t forever.

In his three years with the Georgia program, the Dawgs have played in some unforgettable games. They’ve beaten the Notre Dame Fighting Irish twice, home and away. Georgia has not lost to the Florida Gators, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets or the Tennessee Volunteers during this span. Every year has presented an opportunity to play for a shot at a national title.

Georgia may very well reach the College Football Playoff again for the second time in four years. The Dawgs are projected as the last team in, according to SuperBookUSA‘s latest odds. While getting two team in from the SEC will be challenging, the only time Georgia made the playoff in program history had two SEC teams in the field, with the other being Alabama.

Herring is part of a Georgia defense that features eight returning starters and one that had the best scoring defense in the country a season ago. Though the offense will need to tick up under graduate transfer quarterback Jamie Newman and new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, Georgia is in a great spot to have one more special season before Herring leaves Athens.

Georgia football is family in Herring’s eyes, as Athens remains one of the greatest places on earth.

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