As is true with most walk-ons, Virginia cornerback Chuck Davis must work hard and maybe need even a little bit of luck to make the Cavaliers football program. Of course, he is no stranger to good fortunate as of late.
Davis comes to summer practices $100,000 richer after winning the Virginia lottery in July.
“It was a couple of Sundays ago,” Davis said according to The Roanoke Times. “My grandma’s been teaching me since I was young. As soon as I was 18 and able to play it, the first day I was there.”
The Virginia native’s high school stands just about 110 miles from Charlottesville, but his road to Cavaliers football was much longer. He took a postgraduate year at Fork Union Military Academy, which is northwest of Richmond. Then, he was a walk-on at Nebraska during its 2016 spring practices.
Davis transferred to Virginia this year and if he makes the team, he will still have four seasons of eligibility remaining. As a walk-on, he pays in-state tuition, but his family already had money saved for his college education.
The walk-on cornerback told The Roanoke Times that he plans to save most of his lottery winnings and invest part of it into his business selling vintage clothes and shoes.