Several former Bulldogs still doing good work for the SEC in Atlanta

Former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, star of the Bulldogs' 2005 SEC Championship victory, does volunteer work in the CHRIS Kids Facility in East Atlanta on Thursday. (Special photo)

Former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, star of the Bulldogs' 2005 SEC Championship victory, does volunteer work in the CHRIS Kids Facility in East Atlanta on Thursday. (Special photo)

Long after their Georgia football careers ended, a group of former Bulldogs are still doing good works for the SEC.

Brothers Matt and Jon Stinchcomb, both All-American offensive linemen while at UGA, teamed up with former quarterbacks David Greene and D.J. Shockley, defensive lineman Quentin Moses and defensive back Kelin Johnson to represent Georgia as part of the third annual Allstate SEC Good Works Day in Atlanta on Thursday. They joined representatives from other SEC schools to help out with several community service projects in East Atlanta.

Working in conjunction with the SEC and Hands on Atlanta, the initiative benefited CHRIS Kids, a local organization that provides safe and stable living environments and offers mental health services for children and families. The Georgia players, along with several volunteers from the SEC and Allstate, wrapped  holiday gifts, prepared lunches, painted murals and landscape the grounds at the CHRIS Kids facility on Fayetteville Road. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive himself was among volunteers.

“That’s one thing I’ve always enjoyed doing, being able to give back,” said Shockley, whose season with the Omaha Nighthawks of the AFL ended just two weeks ago. “I enjoy being able to meet people who wouldn’t normally be able to meet you. They see you on TV and all that but they don’t really know you. I always relish the fact they get to meet the person first and know what I’m about. So I enjoyed it. I was actually in the arts and crafts section so that was a little different for me. But I made the best of it.”

The Georgia football alumni share a unique bond in that all six players were selected to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team during their college careers for their commitment to service and volunteerism. Since the national award began in 1992, no conference has had more student athletes named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team than the SEC.

The SEC and Allstate have partnered in community service projects around Atlanta leading up to the SEC Championship Game since 2009.

Former Bulldogs D.J. Shockley, Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, Kelin Johnson, David Greene and Quentin Moses went to work for charity on Thursday. (Special photo)

Former Bulldogs D.J. Shockley, Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, Kelin Johnson, David Greene and Quentin Moses went to work for charity on Thursday. (Special photo)

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DGDs!

December 2nd, 2011
8:52 am

Great job ya’ll

Steve O.

December 2nd, 2011
8:55 am

Nice to see atheletes giving back……proud that they are all Dawgs!!!

crossdawg

December 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

Dam Good Dawgs!

Ronnie

December 2nd, 2011
8:57 am

Football goes way beyond the field. These men are champions in life.

OkieDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:01 am

Way to represent…DGDs, all of ya!

TampaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:02 am

GOOOO Dawgs!!!

Dwayne

December 2nd, 2011
9:04 am

where are the GT players? probably learning how to police their unsafe campus

RxDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:07 am

That’s awesome, just awesome.

WDE

December 2nd, 2011
9:18 am

Outstanding ! DGD’s

JAWJeRDAWG

December 2nd, 2011
9:25 am

It is always good to read that UGA sports athletes who represented our University well in their athletic endeavors continue to represent UGA so well in their service to the benefit of mankind in their life after football.

Well done, Dawgs! You continue to make UGA proud!

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable

December 2nd, 2011
9:27 am

Funny, my wife was at a insurance seminar a couple of months ago and David Greene came in and sat right beside her. She talked with him a while, he told her he played at UGA, etc.

She came home and said “do you know a guy named David something that played at UGA?” He said he played QB and went to South Gwinnett.

Funny stuff. Unlike another celebrity sighting I had….Allen Iverson’s ghetto arse pulling his Maybach out of the handicapped space at the Costco at Cumberland Mall…..I kid you ZERO about that….If the kids weren’t in the car, I would have dragged his arse out by his sh*tlocks and beaten him handicapped.

Happy Friday and Go Dawgs.

AltamahaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:29 am

And on an unrelated note. Crowell was practising at full speed on Thursday.

DawginLex

December 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

altamaha

What is this rumor crap about Crowell?

Chip can hopefully get us some truth

Pat

December 2nd, 2011
9:37 am

Crowell won’t make it through next season. He’s a punk. Bring on Keith Marshall.

DAWG ONE

December 2nd, 2011
9:39 am

Guys, you truly do make us all proud. Thank you for what you do throughout the year.

TampaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:40 am

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable … so you would have made an honest man out of Iverson???? Good stuff.

AltamahaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:40 am

I think you answered you own question, DiL.

TampaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:41 am

AltamahaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:29 am

And on an unrelated note. Crowell was practising at full speed on Thursday.
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Best news I have heard today Altamaha .. all week actually

DAWG ONE

December 2nd, 2011
9:43 am

You know, it is easy for someone to come on here and criticize a player and make is seem as though you are a Dawg. No true Dawg is going to criticize a young man that plays for UGA in such a negative manner. So PAT, why don’t you saunter on down to wherever you come from and find something useful to do. I am sure you must be a very accomplished individual.

timthebrave

December 2nd, 2011
9:46 am

Way to go dawgs!

robodawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:48 am

Great players, great memories, DGDs all.

AltamahaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
9:58 am

….according to Schlabach…….

Chip Towers

December 2nd, 2011
9:59 am

DawginLex: Nothing to it as far as I can tell.

Niceville Dawg

December 2nd, 2011
10:00 am

Nice job,guys…we need more stories like that

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable

December 2nd, 2011
10:01 am

@TampaDawg…I would have tried…and failed more than likely.

I posted some of the rumors about Crowell from an email I received yesterday about him having a bad couple of practices yesterday. Maybe the players only meeting with him set him in his seat a little. Although, I am just not that optimistic about the kid anymore. Once, I can forgive, but this is running in pattern mode now.

Keith Marshall, are you there?

Nom Nom Nom Chucks Taylor, or Norris if he is avaliable

December 2nd, 2011
10:02 am

BTW, great story Chip.

BMDPD

December 2nd, 2011
10:07 am

Say what you want, but CMR did influence these men.

Al Beeski

December 2nd, 2011
10:09 am

Hey Chip, nice article tell them Crowell can come work with them next week as I’ve got inside info he will be ineligible for the bowl game

Old Dawg

December 2nd, 2011
10:13 am

Nice story, Chip. Regardless of the school, you have to be proud of alums who give back to their communities. It really doesn’t matter if they’re former athletes or not. The fact that they are former athletes is a great testimony to the impact coach CMR continues to have on their lives and the lives of current UGA players.

Like I’ve posted here many times in the past, there aren’t enough stories like this in newspapers or on TV.

Thanks for all you do, Chip.

DawginLex

December 2nd, 2011
10:14 am

Al Beeski

December 2nd, 2011
10:09 am
Hey Chip, nice article tell them Crowell can come work with them next week as I’ve got inside info he will be ineligible for the bowl game
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BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawginLex

December 2nd, 2011
10:18 am

Al Beeski

December 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

DawginLex, I know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who KNOWS SOMEBODY!!! But trust me it’s true, he’s a knucklehead who’s been pampered his whole life and catered to since he was a sophomore ate Carver. He doesn’t realize the opportunity given to him and will not play in the bowl game. Just say i told u so in a couple of weeks.

Al Beeski

December 2nd, 2011
10:19 am

DawginLex, I know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who KNOWS SOMEBODY!!! But trust me it’s true, he’s a knucklehead who’s been pampered his whole life and catered to since he was a sophomore ate Carver. He doesn’t realize the opportunity given to him and will not play in the bowl game. Just say i told u so in a couple of weeks.

BG

December 2nd, 2011
10:29 am

Good work guys. GO DAWGS!!

JB

December 2nd, 2011
10:35 am

Good work by these guys. Makes you proud and the Tech people ( who cares) that degrade our players all the time, need to read and heed this. Good guys giving back

St Simons - sea level rising-trust me on this one

December 2nd, 2011
10:37 am

yes, and that fine upstanding Auburn alumnus Scam Newton,
he’s doin great work, too, raisin $200k and all. Now thats class

beebee

December 2nd, 2011
10:39 am

that was so unnecessary, Dwayne.
by the talk of some of you people, you’d think UGA players were the ONLY people in the world who do charity work.

I hope LSU wipes the scoreboard with 60+ points on y’all!

Big Earl

December 2nd, 2011
10:46 am

On 680 yesterday, the Auburn Alum (Chuck) and the that other guy (Chernoff) were making fun of IC saying that he came to practice wearing the dreaded green jersey, and when some coach told him to go ride the stationary bike, IC basically told them NO. Has anyone heard anything about this? I don’t place a lot of stock in the 680 guys, unless it’s Buck saying it. If this is true, then what’s the solution? Kick him off the team?….get the seniors to beat the sh5#!t out of him? Sounds like if there ever was an “Energy Vampire” then IC is the poster child. Wait till Tereshinski gets him in the weight room, if he thinks practice is tough. Sounds like a BAD situation if it’s true!

Big Earl

December 2nd, 2011
10:48 am

Sorry Chip, meant to also say “really nice article today!”

jaxdawg

December 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

Chip: Isn’t DJ in the UFL?

TampaDawg

December 2nd, 2011
10:52 am

beebee, I think the point is that these Dawgs are doing this in Atlanta .. GT’s back yard. Where are the GT players at? And honestly, not too many posts on here create the notion that we think only UGA players do charity work. That’s just wishful thinking on your part that we would think that way.

As for your other wish, I guess it’s typical of a sore loser to hope the next team does to the Dawgs what they could have done to your bugs had they not let up off the gas. Murray could have had 8 TDs with that 8th grade level defense.

Onion Boy

December 2nd, 2011
11:01 am

Class act of guys !!! Nothing but respect for for the Stinchcombs and Greene with all they do for the kids and the university.

THE REAL PHIL

December 2nd, 2011
11:05 am

I heard from a guy who knows some guy who knows this cajun guy that aliens landed on the practice field in Baton Rouge. They gave all the LSU players some stuff to drink that makes them super human. That’s what turned the Honey Badgers hair yellow. Can anyone confirm this?

Geez.

Frank Lane

December 2nd, 2011
11:06 am

DAMN GOOD DAWGS. DAMN GOOD MEN.

Let the Big Dawg Eat!

December 2nd, 2011
11:13 am

Go Dawgs! Thanks for your good work.

McDawg

December 2nd, 2011
11:28 am

if a guy is hurt he is hurt i don’t see how running on a bad ankle benefits anyone

Larry and Erk

December 2nd, 2011
11:33 am

Anyone know the time of the dawg walk?

JDawg1785

December 2nd, 2011
11:39 am

Great to see some DGDs giving back to the community. Thanks for your service, y’all!

G. Nix

December 2nd, 2011
11:39 am

Are you the same Chip Towers….RHS class of 80

Big Banker Dawg

December 2nd, 2011
12:10 pm

I am a Dawg, so nice work by these Dawgs. To you guys who feel the need to bash Tech, GROW UP! This article and the service these DGD’s did was part of an SEC event related to the SEC Championship game being held in Atlanta. I am sure if it were an ACC day there would have been Tech folks there. Geez, you guys can’t just be happy with what our guys do. That or you just have no reading comprehension.