David Andrews wasn't a highly regarded prospect coming out of the Wesleyan School -- but Andrews has turned into one of the best centers in college football who looks bound to play in the NFL.
But he wasn't always dominant from the time he step foot in Athens. During his first practice, former Georgia defensive lineman John Jenkins tore him apart.
"Big John bull-rushed me in one-on-one pass rush and dumped me on my head and my helmet exploded," Andrews told 247Sports. "I was like, 'Oh, man.' It was kind of an eye-opening experience. Welcome to college football."
Now, Andrews has started 38 straight games that will continue on Saturday, and when his final game comes to a close, he will go down as one of the great Bulldogs in school history. Andrews always wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog and his dreams came true.
"Georgia was always my dream," Andrews said. "So if I get the opportunity to play at the next level, there's no doubt I'm going to take it. I'm going to try anyway. If I fail, I fail, but I rather try and fail than not try at all."
The center is now nicknamed "Boss," and for a player who wasn't supposed to be destined for greatness -- it took a lot of hard work to get where he is today.
"You've got to have those dreams and things like that to kind of drive you," Andrews said. "Looking back, my freshman and sophomore year, sitting here right now, I wouldn't have pictured it like this, just being a small kid from a small high school. It just how it kind of turned out. A lot of hard work and dedication through the years, and I just hope people know that's how things work in this world.
"With hard work and dedication, you'll get places."
Andrews definitely has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day.