September 26, 2013

Dantzler's Twitter feed catches Sports Illustrated's attention

From Staff Reports
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— What do Kobe Bryant, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Manziel, Mike Tyson and former Dalton High School football standout Watts Dantzler have in common?

They all have great Twitter accounts, according to Sports Illustrated and SI.com.

The magazine and website released their list of the top 100 Twitter handles in the sporting world and Dantzler, a University of Georgia offensive lineman, made the cut.

“This Georgia backup offensive lineman takes on tornadoes, tweets only the most relevant portions of his class schedule and even makes special requests from the SI Vault,” according to Sports Illustrated. “He has great hair, and he isn’t ashamed to say so. Just be thankful the 6-foot-7, 307-pounder decided to drop tennis and stick with football.”

You can view the entire list at sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/twitter100.

Dantzler does more than tweet, though. He saw about 20 snaps at right guard in the Bulldogs’ victory this past Saturday over North Texas. Dantzler is the backup for starting right guard Chris Burnette, according to media reports.