Trinton Sturdivant

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Trinton Sturdivant
Georgia BulldogsNo. 77
Position Offensive tackle
ClassGraduated
Major Finance
Personal information
Born: (1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 33)
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight310 lb (141 kg)
Career history
College
High school Wadesboro (NC) Anson
Career highlights and awards
  • Scout.com , Rivals.com Freshman All-America First Team (2007)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2007)
  • NC High School Gatorade Player of the Year (2006)
  • USA Today High School All-American Second Team (2006)

Trinton Sturdivant (born January 18, 1989) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at the University of Georgia. Plagued with injuries, he ended his football career in 2012. [1]

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High school career

Sturdivant attended Anson High School in Wadesboro, North Carolina, where he was an All-State offensive lineman. He was a SuperPrep and USA Today All-American and earned an invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com , Sturdivant ranked 14th among offensive guard prospects in the nation. [2]

College career

As a true freshman in 2007, Sturdivant started all 13 games at left tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs. He became the first true freshman to start at that position in a season opener since Mike Fellows in 1989. [3] He subsequently earned Freshman All-American First team honors by Scout.com and Rivals.com.

He missed the 2008 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on injured left knee. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason scrimmage.

He played in the 2009 season opening game against Oklahoma State where he reinjured his left knee. Sturdivant sat the rest of the season out from the injury. [4]

Sturdivant is perhaps best known for his infamous celebration during the 2007 Florida-Georgia football game, where he was shown dancing in front of Florida players after the entire Georgia team stormed the field after their first touchdown of the game. This became known as the "Gator Stomp" as Georgia would go on to win by a score of 42-30.

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References

  1. Football taken from him, Sturdivant enters the real world
  2. "Rivals.com offensive guards 2007". Rivals.com. January 24, 2007.
  3. "Georgia rarity: 2 true freshmen start season opener". Sporting News . September 1, 2007.
  4. "Georgia LT Sturdivant out for season with torn ACL", USA Today , September 6, 2009.