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Davis quiet -- until he gets on the field

Originally Published: October 7, 2004
By Chris Low | Special to ESPN.com

By his own admission, Thomas Davis is a plain and simple guy.

He grew up in tiny Shellman, Ga., in the southwest corner of the state, still uses such obsolete phrases in today's world as "yes, sir" and "thank you" and would just as soon have a ham sandwich as he would filet mignon.

His brand of football is also refreshingly simple: Seek and destroy.

Davis, Georgia's 6-foot-1, 230-pound jumbo-sized free safety, is the Southeastern Conference's fiercest hitter. He's a linebacker, ...

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