December 23, 2005
Athens - Georgia's Sugar Bowl game will be the final one in a Bulldog uniform for a senior class that is the winningest in school history.
One member of that senior class is former Colquitt County Packer Brian Jordan, who has been the Bulldogs deep snapper on punts and field goals for the last four seasons.
The only time most football fans notice a deep snapper is when he makes a bad snap.
Fortunately Georgia's Brian Jordan has not brought alot of attention to himself during his college career.
Brian Jordan said "No, none over Gordon's (punter Gordon Ely-Kelso) head, knock on wood."
Brian Jordan's deep snaps are part of the reason that two Georgia field goal kickers, Billy Bennett and Brandon Coutu have earned all-conference honors during his four years with Coutu earning all-American honors this season.
Jordan said "I knew he had it him all along. He is agreat kicker. He is a great guy and I do feel a little sense of pride knowing I helped him achieve this award and it is really rewarding for me as well."
An all-region lineman at Colquitt County, Brian Jordan walked on to the Georgia football team in the spring of 2002 because he missed the game.
Little did he know back then he would be part of a two Southeastern Conference championships.
Jordan said "You really can't script anything any better. To win the game like we did. It was such a great game. It is unbelievable that I could be a part of this and contribute."
The fact that Brian Jordan is a reliable snapper is not that big of surprise since his told older brothers were also deep snappers during their college days.
Jordan said "Hopefully, I would like to have a son to teach how one day. To carry on the line."
When his deep snapping days are over, Brian Jordan plans to attend medical school where he wants to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Jordan said "I guess it all started in high school seeing Dr. Harris down in Moultrie with our team and having him look at me when I have had injuries. All the classes I have taken and all the shadowing I have done. Orthopedics seems to be the best fit for me."
But before medical school begins, Jordan, who graduated last weekend with a degree in biology, will see if he is good enough to snap on Sundays next year in the NFL.