Xavier Truss

American football player (born 2001)

Xavier Truss
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 73
PositionGuard
Class
Redshirt
Redshirt
Senior
MajorHousing Management & Policy
Personal information
Born: (2001-07-13) July 13, 2001 (age 23)
West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight320 lb (145 kg)
Career history
College
  • Georgia (2019–present)
Bowl games
High schoolBishop Hendricken
(Warwick, Rhode Island)
Career highlights and awards
  • Stats at ESPN.com

Xavier Doyle Truss (born July 13, 2001), is an American football guard for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is the highest rated recruit in Rhode Island high school football history.[1]

Early life and high school

Truss was born on July 13, 2001, in West Warwick, Rhode Island.[2] He played high school football for Bishop Hendricken High School where he was selected to represent the East in the 2019 All-American Bowl,[3] he was also invited to the All-American high school combine in San Antonio. In his junior year he was a Providence First-Team All-State selection,[4] while leading Bishop Hendricken to back-to-back Rhode Island State Super Bowl appearances, winning in 2018.[5]

College career

In 2019, Truss started his freshman year with the Bulldogs by being redshirted; seeing action against Murray State, Arkansas State, and Georgia Tech.[6]

In 2020, as a redshirt freshman, Truss started at tackle in Georgia's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati. He also played as a reserve offensive linemen in games against Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, USC, and Missouri.

In 2021, entering his sophomore year, Truss made the transition from tackle to guard.[7] He played in reserve in all fifteen of Georgia's games, playing the most out of his entire career at the time against Tennessee.

In 2022, Truss was projected to battle for a starting spot on the offensive line over the offseason, Truss won the battle ahead of the 2022 season beating redshirt sophomore Devin Willock. Truss started in eleven of twelve games, only missing the team's games against Tennessee due to injury.[8][9] He started in the team's win over TCU in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship at left guard as they went back-to-back.[10]

Personal life

Xavier Truss is the son of Steve and Gina Truss and he has two younger sisters.[11]

References

  1. ^ Adame, Tony (September 10, 2021). "Top High School Football Recruits of All Time by State". stadiumtalk.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  2. ^ Weiszer, Marc (April 4, 2022). "Georgia football OL from Northeast bring length to position and a love for Italian food". onlineathens.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  3. ^ "All-American Bowl 2019". 247sports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  4. ^ "2017 Providence Journal All-State Football team". providencejournal.com. January 13, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "State Championship Football Champions". rihssports.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  6. ^ Dasher, Athony (February 13, 2020). "Redshirt Review: Xavier Truss". uga.rivals.com. UGASports. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  7. ^ Riley, Connor (November 18, 2021). "Xavier Truss emerges as Georgia football still searches for best offensive line combination". dawgnation.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  8. ^ "Xavier Truss". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  9. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart tells ESPN's College Gameday: "We Push Each Other"". Dawg Post. December 3, 2022. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs repeat as college football's national champion, thrashing TCU". Georgia Public Broadcasting. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  11. ^ Gillooly, John (February 3, 2018). "John Gillooly: All eyes on Hendricken's Xavier Truss". providencejournal.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.

External links

  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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2022 Georgia Bulldogs football—consensus national champions