Former Georgia football offensive line coach Sam Pittman noticed something he hadn’t seen from his former team before as they lined up for a goal line play against his Arkansas Razorbacks in the first quarter of Georgia’s 37-0 win.
Georgia lined up in its jumbo personnel, which included defensive tackle Jalen Carter lined up at fullback. That’s not what caught Pittman off guard though.
Rather, it was another member of the Dawgs d-line joining Carter in that personnel grouping that forced the Arkansas head coach to burn a timeout: 340-pound Jordan Davis.
The all-world defensive tackle and Swedish Fish connoisseur lined up at tight end with Georgia’s offense needing one-yard to hit paydirt.
Seeing two of Georgia’s Junkyard Dawg defenders lined up on the goal line forced Pittman to burn an Arkansas timeout to talk things over.
It turns out, the only person Coach Pittman and the Razorbacks should’ve been worried about was Jalen Carter.
After the timeout, Georgia lined up in the exact same formation. The box score described what happened next as, “Kendall Milton run for 1-yard for a touchdown.”
And that’s notable for two reasons: (1) it was Kendall Milton’s first career touchdown; and (2) it put Georgia up 14-0 in the first quarter.
All anybody will remember from that play though is Jalen Carter doing this:
If the saying is a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words is this video worth?
When it comes to the block of the year conversation, what do the kids say now – Jalen Carter has entered the chat.
Former Diamond Dawg pitcher and DGD Cole Wilcox summed it up best:
Jalen Carter, defensive lineman by trade, met three Arkansas defenders at the point-of-attack and folded all three of ’em like a beach chair.
The 2021 Georgia football has, and will continue to produce memorable moments, but there won’t be a block all year more noteworthy than Jalen Carter’s.