The graduate transfer from Virginia took the starting offensive linemen--plus top backup and roommate Hunter Long--out for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream Sunday night.
The line kept Lambert sack free in Georgia’s 51-14 season-opening win Saturday over Louisiana-Monroe.
“(Aaron) Murray used to do it,” offensive tackle John Theus told reporters Monday. “Hutson (Mason) was cheap so he didn’t do it. Make sure y’all put that in your stories. I want Hutson to see that.”
Mason said last year he was on a limited budget and told the line he could take them to McDonald’s instead and get an ice cream cone. Starting left guard Isaiah Wynn said Lambert said each player could get whatever he wanted. Wynn couldn’t remember the name of what he ordered. “The flavors were chocolate chip cookie dough with peanut butter ice cream mixed,” Wynn said. “Pretty good.”
There’s no peer pressure to take the boys out, Theus said. “Listen, I told Greyson, 'You don’t have to give us anything. We’re going to block for you,” Theus said. “It’s something fun. It’s camaraderie. The more camaraderie we get to have with him and get to have an ice cream date, it’s fun.”
Lambert has fit in fast with the line in less than two months on campus. “He’s a South Georgia boy so I think he fits right in,” Theus said. “He came in here and busted his butt and if you do that you’re going to have the respect of the team. We all respect him and we all jell with him.”
Added Wynn: “The chemistry with all of us is clicking.”
The line got to gorge even though they did give up a sack when No. 2 quarterback Brice Ramsey was in the game. “Well, Greyson’s the one paying for it so…,” Theus said.