When SEC Network’s Marty Smith teased the segment on Oct. 30 about Georgia football running back Zamir, there was a feeling it could be good, but it was so much more.
It was empowering and told White’s life story and touched on just how much adversity this young man had already overcome in his 22 short years.
White grew up with a series of health conditions, and he overcame those, became the No.1 running back out of high school, and is now using his platform to let everyone know they can do whatever they set their mind to do.
Who knew anyone would be crying before the Georgia-Florida game, but here we are getting emotional about this young man’s story.
White has a scar on his lip, but not everyone knows his entire story. When he tore his right ACL as a senior in high school, White battled back and then got dealt another tough hand after tearing his left ACL once he got to Georgia. However, those two injuries aren’t the only things he has overcome as a person.
Georgia football running back Zamir White inspires by overcoming a mountain of adversity.
He came into this world with a cleft lip, cleft palate, and many other health issues, so it’s been in White’s blood to fight all his life.
No matter what kind of hill he has climbed in his lifetime, he does it 100% committed to beat it.
Like Smith said, “that’s what Zamir White does. He overcomes.” When he said those seven words, it was evident that this story would pull at every heartstring a person has.
This story will give viewers goosebumps all over because after hearing what he overcame — it’s obvious why so many people love him.
White overcame so much as a child, teasing from his classmates, but that never stopped him. The support from his family, especially his mom and grandmother, gave him this work ethic we see today.
After watching this story, it was incredible to see him perform in Jacksonville the way he did.
White was the first player all season to record over 100 yards in a game, and he deserved to get that title today. He led the Dawgs on the ground with 105 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. He averaged 7.5 yards a touch, and when that is happening, it’s a good day.
By him embracing what he has overcome, now he is passing his example onto the future. He made something out of nothing and now uses this platform to inspire kids with cleft lip or cleft palates. He sets the standard of what a college athlete’s platform should look like at this level.
White’s ability to embrace every bit of adversity and overcome it is why he is a special person and someone the future football players and generations can look up to as their hero.