Rodrigo Blankenship kicks his way to another Georgia record
Georgia fan favorite K Rodrigo Blankenship has become one of the more trusted commodities in the SEC.
The junior had another efficient day on Saturday in the Bulldogs’ win over Vanderbilt. He made five extra points, which meant he was 32-for-32 this season and has made 121 straight. That surpassed former Georgia kicker Blair Walsh for a school record. Walsh had 119.
Blankenship has also short-circuited opposing team’s return units by banging the ball through the end zone. On Saturday, Blankenship had touchbacks on seven of eight kickoffs, which means he has 44 on the season and 132 in his career.
Blankenship is not just consistent. He can boot it from distance, too. His 53-yard field goal in the second half put Georgia up 31-6, and that meant he is 3-for-4 from 50-plus in his career. That was the longest kick for him since a 55-yarder in the Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma.
Blankenship also tacked on a 28-yarder in the fourth quarter, and he is 9-for-11 on field goals this season.