Bulldogs’ TE Aron White talks about being eaten by UGA’s famous hedges

Aron White clutches a piece of Georgia's hedges as he's interviewed at Sanford Stadium following Saturday's 63-16 win over New Mexico State. (AJC photo by Chip Towers)

Aron White clutches a piece of Georgia's hedges as he's interviewed at Sanford Stadium following Saturday's 63-16 win over New Mexico State. (AJC photo by Chip Towers)

Aron White has become somewhat of an Internet sensation.

Video of the senior tight end from Columbia, Mo., getting stuck in Georgia’s famous hedges has been making its way around the world wide web since the Bulldogs’ 63-16 win over New Mexico State Saturday. White dove head first into the Chinese privet hedge row after leaping a marimba following a touchdown catch in the east end zone. He had to be extricated by teammates before he could celebrate his second touchdown of the season.

I spoke with White about the chain of events in the locker room following the game and took a picture of him clutching a piece of the assaulting hedge, which I’ve included here. Scroll down to see video footage of the play.

Here’s what White said about it after the game:

“I’m a little bit of a character so people thought I was playing. They said, ‘Man, you did that on purpose.’ But I didn’t. I couldn’t get up. My teammates got to the hedges and they were yelling at me. ‘Come, on, come on!’ I was saying, ‘I can’t. Help me, pull me, do something!’ When they finally did yank me out of there, it tore a big hole in the back of my jersey. They didn’t believe me ’til I showed them my shirt. That gave me a little credibility. But God, man, it felt so good to score in Sanford Stadium. To be right in front of the student section and to pop up like that and it go from almost dead silence to everybody cheering and roaring and everything, it felt really good.”

109 comments Add your comment

gdawginkalamazoo

November 7th, 2011
12:50 pm

If you watch the highlight from ESPN the lady announcer calls them the “bushes”. That’s why I watch ESPN. For the knowledgeable commentary.

Gorilla Biscuit

November 7th, 2011
12:51 pm

We’s gwine beat da tar outta Auburn!

WDE

November 7th, 2011
12:52 pm

@Still@theKool-aidBAR what in the name of God are you whining about now? What does it matter how many wins CMR has to you ? News flash my pickled friend currently UGA leads the SEC East , not sure if we can hold on to that or not but it has to be causing you and the rest of the haters a LOT of heartburn….and Bull Dog Nation LOVES that!

ub

November 7th, 2011
12:52 pm

Fine young man, great Dawg glad he is enjoying his time at UGA. This team has no limits. GO DAWGS!

gdawginkalamazoo

November 7th, 2011
12:53 pm

Hell of a move he put on that Xylophone. I bet the kettle drums would have shut him down.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
12:56 pm

Shoot that DAWG PLAYER. He took a piece of the Sacred hedges. Oh GOD NO! He didn’t take a Piece of the HEDGES that is against the LAW!

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
12:57 pm

Still@ “I guess you need 18 more years at UGA after last years LESS than 8 wins.” CPJ didn’t even get three seasons under his belt before he had to start the streak over.

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
12:58 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:45 pm

Coach Richt how many more years will it take you to do this at UGA? Do you think you will ever get a shot?……………..
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, noting his run of 18 seasons with eight wins or more in the past 19 years.
I guess you need 18 more years at UGA after last years LESS than 8 wins.
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How long before CPJ qualifies to carry CMR’s jock? Heck CPJ didn’t even get three seasons in before he had to restart the streak.

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
1:01 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:45 pm

Coach Richt how many more years will it take you to do this at UGA? Do you think you will ever get a shot?……………..
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, noting his run of 18 seasons with eight wins or more in the past 19 years.
I guess you need 18 more years at UGA after last years LESS than 8 wins.
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How long before CPJ qualifies to carry CMR’s jock? Heck CPJ didn’t even get three seasons in before he had to restart the streak.

BayouDawg

November 7th, 2011
1:01 pm

@DawgJohn, I like your optimism. I live in Louisiana. It’s sickening having to put up with LSU fans.

Lakedawg

November 7th, 2011
1:02 pm

Insider===How are McGarity and Peterson’s conversations going these days?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:05 pm

TampaDawg…………….touchy………….Well, Richt has been a coach for 10 years? He isn’t even close to carrying Johnson’s Jock yet. See Johnson has been a Head Coach since 97 and is 135-55. Richt is 103-36 with much better talent.

Thomas Brown

November 7th, 2011
1:07 pm

Big Dawg November 4th, 2011 12:16 pm

Thomas Brown is in fact BullDawg and to be honest with you on some accounts what he says does make sense. this is still a free country and we still have the right to free speech for a little while longer. Anyways I can still remember when he posted positive things about our Dawgs believe it or not. I guess I date myself back to 2006 on this blog.

Actually November 4th, 2011 1:02 pm

Actually Thomas Brown makes some great points.

I evaluate Mark Richt’s accomplishments relative to what he has to work with.

That has something to do with what he inherited, but far more to do with Georgia’s day to day realities.

Georgia has a long history of being consistently pretty good. But that’s because our fanbase is more concerned with a great party and watching technicolor clips of #34 with Munson in the background than they are with DEMANDING excellence. Alabama, may be a bunch of obsessive rednecks with nothing else to do, but they win at the highest level fairly often because they Demand it. When Florida started demanding it, they became nationally relevant.

Richt is not a great coach. He’s a decent coach and a great man, and represents our university in fine fashion, which is sadly a rare thing and the main reason I’m not clamouring for his dismissal. But make no mistake, he’s not a great coach and Georgia could and should do better.

We lose as favorites 4 times as often as we win as underdogs.

Mobile Dawg November 6th, 2011 11:22 pm

Jimmy, the point of this blog is to discuss things. Why do you want people to go away that have a different opinion than you?

AltamahaDawg November 6th, 2011 11:48 pm

Mobile, now you have to admit that the “kool-aid” crowd as you describe them as such a minority in here that compared to the never find one thing right crowd, you can’t ever see them in the back. I find very few folks who profess to be supporters of Richt that ever refuse to discuss facts in here. In fact I think they readily acknowledge the issues and struggles recently.
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Fascinating. Seems to me from my point of view sir that it is much less likely that the everything is going to be fine crowd, will discuss any facts, nor will a single one of them ever for any reason admit that they are acknowledging there ever has been any issue. And, they 100 percent do not readily or otherwise admit recent struggles.

Oh, we are doing just fine. Mark Richt is the best ever in history. He wins 9 games a year in a 14-game schedule he could be playing every single year. He is the best recruiter and always has been. No, he is not responsible for the actions of those same recruits, for his motivation of them, or for their idiotic actions on or off the field. Don’t we all just want to go back to Ray Goff years. Who in the name of heaven could we possibly find of the 25 programs doing better than us after 2005, seven seasons ago ? Surely, none of them want to come here. I would take Richt over all of them, any of them, each of them. NC next year. He is a fine Christian.

ugab

November 7th, 2011
1:08 pm

Auburn and Kentucky here we come

DIT

November 7th, 2011
1:08 pm

I don’t care if the score is 3-2 or 65-64, Just beat Auburn!

GaDawg59

November 7th, 2011
1:08 pm

Do not count the SEC yet. Auburn is going to be a tough game. Everyone needs to be there early and lets make some noise. Support our team and show everyone that is great to be a Georgia Bull Dawg.

ole dawg

November 7th, 2011
1:08 pm

Still… you are such a bitter person. Has your wife (or girlfriend) been mean to you or what? You are such a sad little man!

@still

November 7th, 2011
1:11 pm

Just wonder Still, who read this article to you and helped you type comments, because it is obvious your not smart enough to read.

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
1:12 pm

RedandBlackDawg

November 7th, 2011
10:46 am

thomas,

Once again you post statistics and facts based on of your statistics in hopes that no one will actually check and call your bluff. Concerning this Fulmer Cup crap you like to say that UGA is always so guilty of showing CMR’s lack of control and discipline of the UGA team..
Let’s review the truth instead of the Thomas Brown truth, the REAL TRUTH.
Since 2006, UGA has had a total of 49 Fulmer cup points, leading the pack with 21 points in 2010…
Florida has had 63.
Tenn. has had 37.
Auburn has had 87. and won the cup in 2011. Total points 81.
Alabama has had 37 and won the cup in 2008. Total points 28.
Now this means that UGA won it one year, with the lowest total of points in the year they did win it at 21. This year alone, three teams that finished behind Auburn had more than 21 points, and three others were within 5 points of the UGA winning total in 2010. Th winners that were not SEC members won by a margin equal to or greater than the UGA total for 2010.
You sir are a blow hard, that hopes nobody checks your facts that you somehow come up with in I believe your head half the time.
I had to take a course in statistical analysis for my degree and one thing was made perfectly clear about statistics. Anybody that continually uses them, prefers not to do in depth research, but only enough to make his or her point. In the scientific community, it is known as lazy. All statistical studies can be skewed to prove the persons point and just as easily used to disprove one’s theory as prove it. It is impossible to take into consideration all conditions used or responsible for a particular ending point and statistics are used as only a beginning reference point, not as a valid argument for or against anything. A six year study to arrive at statistical data to prove a point, is not even valid in the real world,, much less the scientific one. I could quote you statistics hours on end about climatology, and Astrophysics and I could skew them, so that you could present them as evidence of the world coming to an end based on the coming ice age theory or the theory suggesting that the sun will destroy us all in a giant flare one day. They would mean about as much as your statistics do. UGA has been playing football for 123 years now, and had a flotilla of coaches. Thank God, there are smarter men than you, that makes decisions based on facts that count for something, other than the rantings of what appears to me to be, a deranged person who delights in always trying to find negative things to say about one team, or class of fans.

GO DAWGS and GATA
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TRUER WORDS HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN! Eat that!

No, I am the real deal Thomas Brown

November 7th, 2011
1:13 pm

The everything is wrong crowd will NEVER be satisfied. UGA could win a NC and they (Thomas Brown, Flat Tire, etc.) would still find something wrong with it. Why? Not really UGA fans, that’s why.

ugab

November 7th, 2011
1:13 pm

No Blackout!! Just show up and play football.

No, I am the real deal Thomas Brown

November 7th, 2011
1:15 pm

You try winning two titles in this conference then you little punk. You don’t even have enough knowledge or creds to carry my sweat towel. And by the way, where did it mention my name anywhere in this article? Dork.

Sincerely,

Mark Richt

UGA Alumnus

November 7th, 2011
1:16 pm

bucket

November 7th, 2011
1:18 pm

I was so thankful that I got to see the White play in person Saturday. The student section went crazy after they pulled him out! Mr. White is a DGD and he is obviously one of the most well-liked Dawgs on this team.

sogadog

November 7th, 2011
1:18 pm

It is not very smart to line the end zone with band instruments. White could have been hurt had he not been able to leap over the instrument. Keep the nerds out of the way until half time.

Uranus Butter

November 7th, 2011
1:20 pm

The only thing Uga is good for is crappin on the field. I would love to kick that mutt right in his big ugly face.

Big Wally Butts

November 7th, 2011
1:21 pm

That was a great moment for Aron White, one I am sure he will never forget. I know that I enjoyed watching it as well. Great teamwork in extracting him from the hedges!

Now, if we can just get the negative energy vampires to give their keyboards a rest.

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
1:23 pm

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:05 pm

TampaDawg…………….touchy………….Well, Richt has been a coach for 10 years? He isn’t even close to carrying Johnson’s Jock yet. See Johnson has been a Head Coach since 97 and is 135-55. Richt is 103-36 with much better talent.
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True enough, but let’s keep in mind that CPJ’s competition level prior to GT was horrible. Not that the ACC is much better. But you’re comparing coaching NAVY and Ga Southern (Div I-AA) to coaching in the SEC. Doesn’t really add up.

pdawg

November 7th, 2011
1:24 pm

it is good to see these guys having some fun, really good….go dawgs…beat the tigers….I WILL BE IN MY BLACK FOR THE GAME…HOW ABA A FUN BLACKOUT GUYS?

Tobias Funke

November 7th, 2011
1:32 pm

It’ll be a close game LIKE IT ALWAYS IS. UGA wins by 6.

DawgJohn

November 7th, 2011
1:32 pm

Great day, great play, great player………….Super job in title town Aaron……….Let’s go Dawgs………complete game from every area agains Auburn. They can’t carry your lunch box if you play to your ability!!

TampaDawg

November 7th, 2011
1:36 pm

UGA wins 27-17

Mark (another one)

November 7th, 2011
1:37 pm

Let’s be careful calling for a blackout.

how2fish

November 7th, 2011
1:38 pm

I was watching that wondering if he was hurt after the impact, glad to see he wasn’t and the student section went nuts when they finally pulled him free…DGD !

WDE

November 7th, 2011
1:39 pm

@Uranus Butter classy comment…bitter troll boy.

DawgJohn

November 7th, 2011
1:41 pm

The East is ours men! Claim it!! Embrace it!!! Want it more than anything!!!! Nobody takes the title away from us on our turf!!! Let LSU enjoy on the press they are getting. Grow those tiger heads by about six sizes. By the time we see them in Atlanta they will have counted up how many endorsements they will receive after the NFL draft. All we are going to do is light them up like we have before. We have seen better LSU teams. Their offense is not capable of scoring many points agains our defense. On the other hand, if we play like we can plan, we will put up 35 on those clowns. You gave away the SC game. We all know it. Blank happens! Boise would be fun to do again in New Orleans. You are the best group of players in the SEC. Now you need to become the best TEAM in the SEC. Be the nike kids……..just do it!!

FaithfulDawg87

November 7th, 2011
1:41 pm

Great play in a great game. Now let’s go beat Auburn!! War who?

WDE

November 7th, 2011
1:43 pm

@UGA Insider please tell me your kidding?

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:45 pm

Coach Richt how many more years will it take you to do this at UGA? Do you think you will ever get a shot?……………..
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, noting his run of 18 seasons with eight wins or more in the past 19 years.
I guess you need 18 more years at UGA after last years LESS than 8 wins.

exile in georgia

November 7th, 2011
1:46 pm

hey BayouDawg…i’m an LSU fan living in georgia having to deal with these stupid a ssed uga fans…at least the LSU fans have a credible arguement regarding their current success….uga’s football success is found in library books and wikipedia…

1969 Graduate

November 7th, 2011
1:46 pm

Mr. White’s play was great, and the hedges embraced him for it.

Go, Georgia Bulldogs.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:47 pm

TAMPADAWG…………..I said Richt did it with much better talent. See Paul has done it at every level with usually inferior talent. Now, for the last 3 years richt has had the better talent and he is not doing so good in the SEC. he will win the SEC least against the WORST SEC East in the last 15 or so years. You do have to admit Johnson has done More with Less. While Richt is seemingly doing Less with MORE the last few years.

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:47 pm

FINALLY………………………FIRST

just saying

November 7th, 2011
1:47 pm

@insider

I really do you like you…..but if we relied on all your “insider” information on this blog……well…..not to accurate…….just saying

Still@theKool-aidBAR

November 7th, 2011
1:48 pm

I am glad I got FIRST when the Blog caught up with the newly adjusted BLOG CLOCK.

exile in georgia

November 7th, 2011
1:49 pm

hey DawgJohn…bold talk with uga’s schedule…LSU ain’t nmst and coastal carolina…and you ain’t Bama…sober up…

UGA Insider

November 7th, 2011
1:49 pm

Someone is using my name guys. I have been hi-jacked!!!!!!!!!!! Please help AJC.

exile in georgia

November 7th, 2011
1:50 pm

hope the “insider” is right about the “red out”…cmr’s gotta be running out of gimmicks…try coaching instead…

THe real UGA Insider

November 7th, 2011
1:51 pm

I have never started a sentence that reads….”my very reliable sources”. If you can’t beat me on an argument why would you steel my handle and say something stupid about red paints.

WDE

November 7th, 2011
1:53 pm

@exile in georgia hey just a friendly bit of advice I-75 and I-85 are ready when you are…Go there is nothing stopping you!