Indianapolis Colt Grover Stewart celebrates his own day with family & friends
CAMILLA, Ga. (WALB) - From now on, whenever it’s the third Saturday in July, It’s officially Grover Stewart day.
For those who don’t know, Grover went to Mitchell County High School, Albany State University and is currently the Indianapolis Colt’s starting defensive tackle.
But even Grover was surprised by this announcement.
“I was getting a text and I was like ‘I’m working out right now. I’ll text them back later’ and I was getting calls and I was like let me see what’s going on and that’s when I found out. And I was like, man Y’all got to be playing and to have Grover Stewart day, it’s amazing,” said Grover.
Amazing might not be enough to express how his mother, Michele Stewart felt about her son getting his own day.
“I feel good Keshawn about Camilla recognizing my son on this day and I’m super excited and I’m thankful God let me experience this moment with him,” said Michele.
Mayor of Camilla, Kelvin Owens talked about what this day truly means.
“Two things come to mind, first Grover Stewart’s day represents service and I also think it represents what it means when you work hard and what could happen when you work hard. I think Grover Stewart is a prime example when you work hard,” said Owens.
Owens isn’t from Camilla originally but he said Grover’s name has been ringing bells in the city since he stepped foot in the office.
WALB’s Keshawn Ward had to ask Grover if being from Camilla and going to Albany State university makes him Mr. 229.
“You know that,” said Grover.
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