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.”