Georgia Bulldogs: My memory of Quentin Moses

The Georgia Bulldogs lost another great on Sunday. Quentin Moses passed away in a house fire in Monroe, Georgia.

The 2005 season is one that will long last in the memory of Georgia Bulldogs fans. It was the last time that they won the SEC and Quentin Moses played a vital role in that triumph. Named the teams defensive MVP that year, he was a disruptive presence for the Bulldogs. There are a couple of memories of Moses that stand out for me that year, one of which he was all over the stat sheet, and another of which he was just all over the field.

SEC player of the week:

That week, Moses tore apart the Vanderbilt offensive line and made that game considerably easier than it could have been. That particular Commadore team was better than their 5-6 record might have suggested. They took down a Tennessee team that started the season as the #3 team in the entire nation before they endured a difficult season.

Moses dominated the entire game. He accounted for three tackles for loss and 2 sacks in the game and stopped several Vanderbilt drives dead in their tracks. His performance was so good that he was named SEC defensive lineman of the week, an honor he absolutely deserved. He was simply awesome that week, fying past offensive linemen like they weren’t even there and helping UGA get to 6-0.

The championship game:

One of the last great memories for Georgia fans, the 34-14 dismantling of LSU in 2005 was one of the great Georgia performances since 2000. Moses did not have a particularly big game from a statistical perspective, but he was constantly buzzing around. He harassed Jamarcus Russell almost from the get go and was one of the main reasons the LSU offense sputtered that day.

Georgia went into that game, heavy underdogs and were able to come out as SEC champions. DJ Shockley was the game MVP, but only threw 12 passes all game and the victory was mainly due stellar defensive play. Moses was a big part of that and many other victories for the Bulldogs, and we’ll always remember the tenacity and energy he brought to the field during his time in Athens. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.

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