Georgia's star tight end Brock Bowers might be injured, but the Bulldogs' tight ends are still making insane plays thanks to Oscar Delp.
In the first quarter of Georgia's game against Florida on Saturday, sophomore tight end Oscar Delp brought in a remarkable one-handed catch.
?Hey, is Brock Bowers? backup any good??
Oscar Delp: pic.twitter.com/Ziel40mwBU
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) October 28, 2023
This 18-yard reception from Delp was apart of a 71-yard drive for Georgia that ended with a field-goal to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 17-7 midway through the first quarter. Despite being without the team's leading receiver, Georgia entered the game against the Gators as 14-point favorites. The Bulldogs quickly took a dominant lead over the Gators, as they would lead 26-7 midway through the second quarter. Led by junior quarterback Carson Beck, the Georgia offense has not taken any steps back without Bowers, scoring on each of their first four offensive drives against Florida.
Delp has been the main replacement for Bower's, who suffered an ankle sprain against Vanderbilt in week 7. This August, Delp spoke about the expectations placed on him as Bowers' backup.
"I'm just trying to be the next Oscar Delp," Delp said during fall camp. "I mean, obviously everyone wants to be like Brock Bowers and make the plays that he makes and they're crazy. It's great to have a guy like that in the room that can kind of mentor me and also just be one of my buddies that I just hang out with.
Delp only grabbed two receptions against Vanderbilt, including a 20-yard catch in the second quarter. Delp only has 19 career receptions, including 13 during 2o23. The Georgia native's longest catch so far in his career was a 41-yard reception last season in the Bulldogs' 45-3 victory over Ball State. Though his one-hander against Florida might not be the sophomore's longest catch, it's certainly the most impressive.
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