With Joe Tereshinski's first career start on the horizon, take a look at Dean Legge's February 2005 article in Dawg Post the Magazine about the junior from Athens.
Joe Tereshinski III has lived his whole life in Athens. He is the son and grandson of former Bulldogs players of the same name. For Joe T, as his teammates call him, being a Bulldog was something he seemed to want more than any other player on the team.
"I can remember growing up in Athens and those weekends being all about the football games," he said. "When I got into high school the way (Georgia coaches) looked at me changed. I would come in and work out with my brother, and they would see us. You could tell that there was a change – ‘they are not really kids anymore,'" he said of the time he spent on campus while in high school. His father, Joe Tereshinski II, is the program's video coordinator and also works with strength and conditioning, so seeing a young Joe T on campus was not rare.
As a senior at Athens Academy, Tereshinski blistered opponents and made a name for himself separate from what his forefathers accomplished on the gridiron. His skill drew attention from several colleges, but it appeared that Georgia would be too difficult to beat out on signing day.