Even though he only started one year for UGA football, Hutson Mason still made quite an impact off the field during his time in Athens.
Cole McCannon was born into a Dawg family and raised to bleed red and black from an early age. From attending games at Sanford Stadium, Stegeman Coliseum, and Foley Field as a child with his uncle to making the trip down to Jacksonville for seven GA/FL match-ups with the rest of his family, UGA sports have been an integral part of McCannon’s life.
After graduating high school in 2011, McCannon began volunteering with his church’s youth group. A few years later in 2015, McCannon had the opportunity to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event along with the youth group. As a lifelong Dawgs fan, he was excited to see that former UGA football quarterback Hutson Mason was one of the speakers.
McCannon and his brother admired Mason for his faith and the way he represented the red and black. Since his brother wasn’t able to attend the event, McCannon didn’t want to leave without making sure his brother could share in the experience.
After Mason spoke at the event and finished sharing his testimony, McCannon slipped into the hallway, found the quarterback, and asked if he would mind filming a short video for his brother who was a fan of his and was not at the event. Mason quickly obliged and McCannon was able to take this personal message home to his brother.
McCannon said that he was most impressed with Hutson Mason’s kindness saying, “Sometimes a famous athlete might not have the time to stop and talk, but he was kind enough to stop and talk. I felt like I was on cloud nine… he could’ve said no but he was kind enough to do it.”
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