A vote for Georgia State’s Emiere Scaife ….

Emiere Scaife. (Georgia State)

Emiere Scaife. (Georgia State)

Georgia State wide receiver Robert Davis plans to vote for Emiere Scaife.

No, we’re not talking about the battle to become the Panthers’ next quarterback, though that wasn’t the question posed to Davis.

Instead, Davis said he plans to vote for Scaife’s bid for a senate seat in the university’s student government association.

“I’ve got some things I’m trying to prove in terms of not just being an athlete,” said Scaife, a redshirt sophomore from Charlotte. “Getting involved around the campus and making my name outside of here is a big thing for me.”

Scaife said there are almost 500 student-athletes at Georgia State who aren’t represented in the SGA.

His motto, which can be found on his various social media sites, is “I’m not running for office, I’m running for you.”

There will be a senatorial debate March 31. Voting will be held April 5-7.

Scaife isn’t the only football player running for office. Tight end Keith Rucker is running to become president of the SGA.

Neither Scaife nor Rucker said they are interested in politics (though he does like Bernie Sanders) as much as in leadership. As part of his platform, Scaife would like the scholarships that athletes receive to include more comprehensive testing for illnesses and diseases. Rucker wants to broaden the program that athletics has with local schools.

Coach Trent Miles said it’s a great thing that the two players are taking active roles in the campus community.

“Leadership is the key,” Miles said. “When you have guys that have bought in and are leaders and keep passing it down through traditions, that’s how you build your program not just for now, but forever and that’s the stage we are in right now.”

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