Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship explains why he wore his helmet to postgame interview (Video)

Sam Cooper
(SEC Network screenshot)
(SEC Network screenshot)

After hitting the game-winning field goal at Kentucky over the weekend, Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship caught some light-hearted ribbing from teammates and fans for wearing his helmet during an on-camera interview with SEC Network.

Blankenship, a redshirt freshman, took it all in stride. So when he met with reporters after practice Wednesday, Blankenship wore the helmet — along with his famous rec specs — again.

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Per, Blankenship said he simply wasn’t thinking when he curiously kept his helmet on following the game-winning 25-yarder, his fourth field goal of the 27-24 win.

“It’s all good fun. I love all the guys on the team. We’re real close. It’s all been in fun … it’s all been laughable,” Blankenship said. “I was just caught up in the moment, you know?”

Blankenship, who said he likes to keep a “low profile” on campus, is enjoying the sudden attention he’s receiving on social media. He hopes to get one thing out of it.

“I just want to be verified (on Twitter), really,” Blankenship said. “That would be nice.”

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After William Ham struggled early in the year, Blankenship moved to the top of the depth chart and has thrived. After making all four of his attempts against Kentucky, Blankenship is 9-of-10 on field goals on the year and a perfect 13-of-13 on extra points.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-4 with the win over the Wildcats and host No. 9 Auburn on Saturday.

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