CLICK TO READ: Mayor proclaims "Javon Bullard Day" in the city of Milledgeville


Photo by Bailey Clark / Baldwin2k

Baldwin County on Friday  welcomed back Javon Bullard, the Baldwin High alumni and current Georgia Bulldogs football player. 

Bullard and his family spent most of the day going around to the different schools in the county to meet fans.


At the end of the tour, Bullard went back to Baldwin High. The athletic director, the principal, the football coach, the superintendent and Bullard himself spoke to the fans. Dexter Ricks, the BHS athletic director, kicked the program off by stating the purpose of March 11th.

"(Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan) has drawn up a proclamation stating that Bullard is a phenomenal athlete and person. He started varsity football at BHS for four years and ran varsity track for three years," said Ricks. "Bullard is an amazing athlete which is evident as he is a cornerback at The University of Georgia. He played 14 games this season racking up 12 total tackles, eight of which were solo tackles. The proclamation states that March 11 is now Javon Bullard day in the City of Milledgeville."

Photo by Bailey Clark / Baldwin2k

Principal Jason Flanders followed after Ricks and voiced some words of encouragement to the Baldwin County community. Following that, Head football Coach Jesse Hicks reflected on Bullard as a person and as a football player. It was apparent that the BHS community thinks highly of him as more than just a football player.

Following the recognition of the City of Milledgeville and the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners, Bullard spoke to the attendees. Bullard loves his school and his high school coaches. He also mentioned that he loved being back in the community and inspiring kids around Baldwin County to follow their dreams. Bullard is returning to BHS after being part of the National Championship squad at UGA.

“It's surreal man,” Said Bullard. “As a kid you dream of things like that and to have your dreams come true like that I am truly grateful. I thank everybody for the support and I am so blessed to be back.”

Dr. Noris Price closed out the program and had nothing but positive things to say about Bullard and his accomplishments. Now in the City of Milledgeville March 11th will now be known as Javon Bullard Day.


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