Georgia football players getting in Christmas spirit by giving back

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This time of year is special for many families, including Georgia football players. School is out, families are together, and giving back to others increases. Some players have already begun to give back to their communities.

Over the weekend, Micah Morris, Malaki Starks, and Brock Bowers helped buy some Christmas gifts for kids in the Athens area. Morris specifically used his NIL money.

This is not the first time the offensive lineman from Kingsland, GA has used his NIL money to give back. Kirby Smart revealed during the SEC Media Days that Morris was sending money home to his father, who is on dialysis.

Georgia football players give back to the community for Christmas

Other Georgia football players, current and former, have given back to the communities not just during Christmas, but throughout the year. Former linebacker Roquan Smith handed out turkeys to families with his Baltimore Ravens teammates this year before Thanksgiving. He has also donated food and other items to his hometown of Montezuma, GA many times over the course of his career.

Last year, five players established the DGD Fund, an organization that raises money for different charity organizations. Georgia quarterback and Heisman finalist Stetson Bennett was one of the founders, and his charity of choice is the Boys and Girls Club of America. Some players, like former offensive lineman Owen Condon, have causes that are personally meaningful to them.

His charity is the ALS Association. His grandfather passed away three years after being diagnosed with the disease, and the money donated to the ALS Association goes towards cure research, equipment for ALS patients, and other medical treatments.

If you would like to donate to the DGD Fund, click on the link here.