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The Loudest Block I Ever Heard

Jim Wood

I've been feeling nostalgic about the 2002 Georgia Bulldogs this week. This Wednesday was the 20th anniversary of Georgia beating Auburn to win the SEC East for the first time in program history.

This nostalgia had me thinking about the 2002 trip I took up to Kentucky. The Dawgs absolutely dominated Kentucky that day, 52-24. David Greene and DJ Shockley combined to throw six touchdown passes, setting a school record (Note: that record has since been matched twice, including by Stetson Bennett and Carson Beck vs UAB in 2021).

One of the touchdowns David Greene threw in that game will always live in my mind, and it isn't because of the pass. It also isn't because of the catch and dive by Terrence Edwards to score. No, it's because of the block that was thrown to protect David Greene from a blitzing defensive back.

You know when there's a big hit in the stadium, and you can hear the crack of the pads from the upper deck? This was like that, but on another level. Tony Milton de-cleated the poor DB, and the crowd reacted, "ooooohhhhhh" while the crash of the block echoed throughout the stadium.

I was able to find a video of the block on YouTube, but it's from the 2002 season highlight tape the school put out. You can see the hit, but you can't hear it. You will enjoy what you do hear though.

If you were in that stadium with me that day, I bet you can still hear that block when you watch that video just like I do.

Go Dawgs!

Edited by Jim Wood

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