Bullard homecoming parade all set for next month
Photos by Tony Walsh, UGA Sports Communications
Javon Bullard, the big Dawg from Milledgeville, will be back home on Saturday, March 11 for a parade and other festivities.
The parade will begin around downtown and sort of mimic the annual Exchange Club Christmas Parade route, culminating with a proclamation by the mayor on the front steps of City Hall.
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Bullard had a two-game stretch in early January that other college football players can only dream of. It's sort of mind-boggling, as twice he made college football history in the title game against TCU. His second interception of the first half against TCU set the all-time record for most interceptions in a national championship game. That record may be tied one day, but likely never broken.
Then, Bullard was on the stage following the game, accepting the Defensive Most Valuable Player trophy from ESPN. The award came on the heels of Bullard being named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the semi-final victory over Ohio State. To be named the Defensive MVP of both the College Football Playoff semi-final and championship game is a record that may be tied one day, but never broken.
"I just want to thank God first, and this coaching staff. They put together a great plan, and I couldn't be more proud of this team," Bullard told ESPN's Rese Davis on stage.
Marvin James with WMAZ/Channel 13 recently had an extended piece on Bullard, sitting down with proud parents James and Shonda. That video can be watched by clicking immediately below...
WMAZ also posted a longer form interview with Bullard's high school coach – Jesse Hicks...
Bullard and his Dawg teammates are expected to be presented with their 2022-2023 national championship rings on G-Day this spring. Several thousand young men have suited up for the Red and Black, dating back 130 years, but only Bullard and roughly 50 of his teammates from last season can say that they won two national championships in Athens.
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Bullard's recruiting class at UGA, the Class of 2021, is on pace to be the winningest class in UGA football history. Bullard and the rest of the '21s already have a whopping 29 career wins, and they're only halfway through their college careers.