Davis signs autographs for fans

Published 1:08 am Monday, March 29, 2010

By By Kerry Whipple Bean
Debra Wilson has been a lifelong Alabama fan — but she never got to meet a player until Saturday.
Crimson Tide lineman Drew Davis, a native of nearby Evergreen, spent time with Wilson and other fans at the Walmart Supercenter in Brewton, signing his name to photos, posters, hats and T-shirts.
Wilson, a Jay, Fla., resident said Alabama's national championship win this year was a "treat" for her — especially after the tough battle she has waged against cancer. Wilson will soon be a one-year survivor, she said.
Wilson, who was first in line to meet Davis, got his autograph on a poster, photo and hat. Likewise, 9-year-old Jordan Steele got Davis' John Hancock on more than one item, including the T-shirt he was wearing.
Jordan had one word for meeting Davis: "Awesome."
Jordan, who chatted with Davis along with his father, Wayne Steele, said he "just went crazy" when the Crimson Tide won the title this year.
For Davis, being part of the Alabama team that won a national title was "wonderful."
Davis does not have plans to parlay his college career into the professional league. Instead, he is on a job hunt after earning two degrees from the Capstone: a bachelor's degree in marketing and financial planning and a master's degree in sports management.

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