The Other Theus?

ATHENS - John Theus moving from starting left tackle to right tackle may have turned out to be the second most significant thing that happened to the Theus brothers Saturday.

Older brother Nathan Theus, Georgia’s long snapper, was right there when Kentucky’s Ryan Timmons fumbled a Brice Ramsey punt after Kentucky was flagged for being offsides on the play. Nathan Theus knocked down Timmons and then got up and recovered the loose ball for Georgia.

“I remember watching the ball,” Ramsey said. “I saw the guy jump offsides and then I was like we still have a play going right here. I was going to kick it just to get a free kick in to let my leg loosen up and it ended up hanging in the air for so long. Nate was down there and ended up turning it into a huge play.”

It helped set up a 22-yard Marshall Morgan field goal.

Nathan jumped quickly into the arms of John after the play after the lineman ran onto the field.

“He made a real heads up play by hitting the guy and then got a little lucky and made a good play and the ball bounced his way and he was able to get on it,” John said. “I was really excited. I wanted to be the first one there to see him.”


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