Injured Georgia Running Back Zamir White's High School Coach Posts A Moving Tribute

Injured Georgia Running Back Zamir White's High School Coach Posts A Moving Tribute

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Injured Georgia Running Back Zamir White's High School Coach Posts A Moving Tribute


On Saturday, Georgia five-star freshman running back Zamir White tore the ligament in his left knee while covering a punt during a non-contact drill.

The nation’s top-ranked running back in the 2018 class, White had torn the ACL in his right knee during Scotland High’s second round North Carolina playoff game last season. After reconstructive surgery, he was nearing 100% and was competing with the Bulldogs during fall practice.

A person who knows White as well anyone, Lonnie Cox, his former position coach in high school, posted this encouraging note on Facebook. The note, which follows, speaks volumes of the high character of White, his leadership skills and tenacity.

It was on my heart to say this, especially with the heartbreaking news today, but I want everyone to pay attention to the first picture of the game still going on. We are up 48 to 12 against Hoke County and many of our substitutes are in the game. Most star players, in many instances, would want to take off their pads and go sit on the sidelines and just relax and chill. Zamir White refused to do that type of stuff; he was right there with us, up 36 points, cheering on his teammates and doing whatever he could to help our team. He didn’t care of he got 3 touches or 33 touches a night; he was a team first guy and just wanted to win. He never complained when things went wrong; he just tried to find solutions and a way to win.

After we lost the state championship game, he held our QB, Warren Bell, in his arms and told him we did everything we could to win the game and we just fell short. If the #1 ranked player in the whole country can humble himself and be a team player first despite all of the media attention and the adversity he has had in his life, SO CAN YOU, high school football players. Character is who you are when nobody is watching and when controversy comes in your life. My man has faced adversity his whole life, including the news of his second injury to his second knee today, and he will do nothing except keep fighting the good fight and become the young man and player that God has always intended for him to be.

Never met more of a winner in my life, and Zamir White has taught me way more than I could ever teach him. Love you, buddy, and I am saddened to hear of your injury and I know that God still has a awesome plan for your life.

It is unfortunate White will have to take a medical redshirt but with his work ethic, determination and fortitude, he may just come back in 2019 better than ever. Keep fighting, Zeus.

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