Holy Moses! He's great!

Quentin Moses just might be the finest defensive end in college football this season. To hear him tell it, though, he isn't even the finest defensive end on the University of Georgia campus. That's a sobering thought, isn't it?

Moses, a sculpted 6-5, 250-pound senior, ranked second among Southeastern Conference players last fall in both sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (20.5). With one season remaining, he ranks sixth on Georgia's all time sack list with 20.5. He's a consensus preseason All-American for 2006 and is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award. His talent is matched only by his accolades … and his humility.

"Everybody's talking about how good a prospect I am, what type of season I should have, this and that," he said at SEC Media Days in Birmingham. "But whenever anybody asks me about Charles Johnson, I say, ‘He's the best defensive end on the football team.' "

Johnson is a 6-2, 275-pound junior who spent the 2005 season backing up Will Thompson. Now that Thompson is out of eligibility, Moses is convinced that Johnson will emerge as a superstar.

"I really believe he has the potential," Moses said. "I've had more opportunities and more experience. But he's definitely the same caliber player I am … if not a better player."

Moses isn't just being humble or polite. Johnson really does have the talents to be a special player. Just ask Georgia's head coach.

Questioned about the Bulldogs' strengths, Mark Richt replied: "I think you've got to start with our defensive end position, with Quentin Moses and Charles Johnson. Quentin has certainly proved he's one of the better players in the league and in the country. And I think Charles Johnson is rapidly proving that he can be named in that kind of a (elite) group."


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