Georgia football: 8 takeaways from Dawgs 8th statement victory

Travon Walker celebrates with fans after defeating the Florida Gators 34-7. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Travon Walker celebrates with fans after defeating the Florida Gators 34-7. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Florida Gators wide receiver Xzavier Henderson is brought down by Quay Walker and Christopher Smith.  (Photo By Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun) /

6. Quay Walker provided a silent yet dominant performance

While Nolan Smith and Nakobe Dean racked up most of the attention after Georgia football beat Florida, fellow teammate Quay Walker silently dominated.

The senior led the team with 13 total tackles, including seven solo ones. Walker also had a 0.5 tackle for loss, and two quarterback hurries on the game.

This no-name defense has people flying all over the place and making plays. Walker is one of those guys, he may not be the center of attention by forcing turnovers or getting a ton of sacks, but he is making good plays. To have 13 tackles in one game is a crazy impressive statistic anyway, and he did it without getting a ton of attention.

Granted, when teammates force three turnovers in a couple of minutes, of course, they would be the center of attention, but Walker needs some respect on his name. He is out there making plays left and right, doing his part, but when you think about it, this selflessness is what makes Georgia’s defense elite.

This selflessness happens every week, and it’s so exciting. There could be a guy recording double-digit tackles just so his teammates can cause havoc. Anyone on that defense could lead the game in tackles, proving this is the best defense in the entire country regardless of statistics.

Walker silently put on a dominant performance, and he isn’t out here demanding people take note of it. Instead, he is helping his team as a whole win ball games. So while he deserves some praise, Walker is just doing his part in helping the Bulldogs achieve a bigger goal.