Monday, June 28, 2010

The Countdown 2010: 68 Days to Go

Odell Thurman LB #33 (2003-2004)

We all know about the off-field troubles of Odell Thurman, but on field, he was a punishing middle linebacker that set the tone for Brian VanGorder's last two linebacker units at Georgia. A player that only notably contributed for two seasons, and was suspended for the first three games of 2004, made a large enough impact to land on this list at #68.

He was named an all-SEC player and was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award in 2004, and was selected 48th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2005.

On a Junkyard Dawg defense full of big playmakers in 2003 and 2004, Thurman had a knack for making big plays of his own:

There isn't much more to say about Odell. Unfortunately, both his college and NFL careers could have been better. But he was an outstanding talent, and one mean middle linebacker.

As Uncle Dawg would say, "Oh hell, it's Odell."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God I can't wait til September!!!!!1