There must be a thing about UGA commitments from the Northeast Georgia mountains and the unique ways they consume protein.
Stephens County offensive lineman Ben Cleveland, who has enrolled at UGA, went out in the yard one morning with his belly rumbling and hunted down a couple of squirrels. He fried them up and had a hearty breakfast.
Rabun County receiver Charlie Woerner, another no-doubt Bulldog, has his own unique delicacy. The 6-foot-5 Woerner shared a story about the time he and one of his buddies sampled a deer heart.
Yep. Deer heart. The 4-star receiver fried it up in a pan and everything.
“My brother Peter shot a deer, so I went out and found it for him,” Woerner said. “We brought it back and skinned it and cleaned it. Then me and my buddy Eli broke open the chest cavity and tore out the heart and went and fried it in the pan and it tasted pretty good. Mom was pretty mad about it because it smoked up the whole house, but it was really good.”
A country boy can survive? Right. That’s what Hank said.
If you happen to be wondering if this is all some kind of joke, then press play on the video interview above. Woerner discusses that deer heart and also discusses his knife collection.
What does a deer heart taste like? He’s got an answer for that, too.
Woerner just took his only official visit to UGA this past weekend.
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