Georgia Football: Tramel Terry, Climbing Through the Window

Tramel Terry faced plenty of adversity as a true freshman, but he hopes all of that is now behind him. Photo: AJ Reynolds/OnlineAthens

There’s a quote from “The Sound of Music” (the original 1965 movie version, not the Carrie Underwood television special) that goes, “when the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window”; after reading the personal account of Tramel Terry’s first season at The University of Georgia, you get the sense that he might finally be ready to shed the heartache of the door that closed to him early, due to his ACL injury, and climb through that proverbial window.

“Everyday people all over the world encounter tough obstacles, whether its mental or physical. The great Rocky Balboa once said, “Ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” The adversity I faced as an 18 year old, four hours away from home, surrounded by people I did not know and dealing with a possible career-ending injury was the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. However, I persevered with discipline, patience and hard work so that I could accomplish my goals that I set for myself a year ago. (Tramel Terry, Courtesy of 247Sports)

It’s clear from the writing that Terry went through a tough period of adjustment as a player. He was injured, alone, and without a solid support system for the first time in his life. However, rather than give in to the temptation to go back home and, maybe, play for a team closer to his own zip code, he opted to ride it out in Athens, and see how things played out; all indications are that he will hit the field in 2014 as either a safety, a wide receiver, or both, and, no matter what side of the ball he lands on, Georgia fans cannot wait to see what he can do.


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4 comments for “Georgia Football: Tramel Terry, Climbing Through the Window

  1. Emery Terry
    02/12/2014 at 3:40 PM

    You have a special way with word. I am always excited to read the stories that you write about Tramel Terry. Thank you for taking the time to write amazing articles that paint a picture of the truth. Go Dawgs!!!

    • 02/12/2014 at 4:11 PM

      First of all, it’s such a pleasure to get such a lovely kudo from you Mr. Terry (safe to assume you are the “Emery Terry”, Tramel’s father); I always try to show great respect when writing about the young men who play for UGA, as well as other teams, because, as a mother myself, I would want the same for my son.

      Second, please know that, as a fan, I am excited to finally be able to see what Tramel can do on the field. His journey has been a long one, but I’ve no doubt it has made him that much stronger as a man and a football player.

      Here’s to a phenomenal 2014 and, as always, GO DAWGS!!

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