LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – As the oldest player on Louisville City’s roster, George Davis is used to hearing it from his teammates.
“There are some old man jokes here and there,” admitted Davis. “I take pride in my fitness so I tell them to run with me. “
And that’s usually when the teasing stops.
The 29-year-old midfielder has made his living playing professional soccer as one of the longest tenured players in the USL. And no, it was not by accident.
“He is serious about the game,” said teammate Kyle Smith. “He comes out here every day and gives it all.”
A statement that is as true today as it was when he first turned pro 6 years ago after playing part of his college career at UK. A work ethic derived from those who came before him, sharing not only a drive to excel but also a name.
“I’m the 4th George Davis,” he says proudly. “My great grandfather was a retired police officer. My grandfather was a marine. And my father was a marine.”
While Davis didn’t follow in their footsteps, he has taken their attitude and brought it to his line of work. He’s never made it beyond the USL level and he knows there’s a chance it may never happen. But he is not one to complain.
“You could make excuses as to this did or did not happen,” said Davis. “I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve played a lot of games. I look forward to carrying it on.”
And just as he does the family name, he will continue to do so with pride.
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