Few players have come into Athens for just just one season and become both an incredibly valuable on-field contributor and fan favorite in every other area.
Former Georgia graduate-transfer punter Cam Nizialek was one of those players. As the Bulldogs punter and holder, he was part of an overall special teams transformation for the SEC Champions and Rose Bowl winners.
He also quickly embraced the Bulldog Nation and became one of the great faces and Twitter follows on the team. And even after his graduation, he still has Georgia on his mind.
As the 2018 college football seasons approaches, Nizialek had the perfect way to commemorate the countdown to kickoff Between the Hedges. Wednesday marks 87 days before Georgia returns to Sanford Stadium, so Nizialek posted this tweet featuring No. 87 Tyler Simmons, another Bulldogs player quickly becoming a folk hero:
— Cameron Nizialek (@CamNizguy) June 6, 2018
You just know Nizialek has had this one in his back pocket for a while, and he executed it brilliantly.
#TylerSimmonsWasOnsides has become a meme in and around Athens since the national title game in January, and while the frustration still lingers at an incorrect call that had a significant impact on the game, Bulldogs fans laughing through the pain has to be helping some.
Just don’t talk to them (2nd and) 26 days before kickoff.