Cast your vote below for the best offensive tackle of the decade for Georgia.
Clint Boling (2007-present). Perhaps the most crucial player on Georgia’s offense the past two seasons, Boling has proven an invaluable resource all over the line. As a freshman in 2007, Boling made 11 starts at both right guard and right tackle and was named to the freshman All-America team. In 2008, he started 12 games and played at three different positions, but it was his move from the right side of the line to left tackle that finally settled a chaotic season on Georgia’s line. He earned first-team All-SEC honros in 2008 blocking for Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for 1,400 yards, and was the SEC’s lineman of the week in a win over Tennessee. In 2009, Boling again started the year on the right side of the line, but moved to left tackle midway through the year. Not surprisingly, Georgia’s running game exploded after the transition, and Boling earned All-SEC honors for the second straight season.
Jon Stinchcomb (1999-2002). Following in the footsteps of his older brother Matt, Jon Stinchcomb made his mark as one of the most dominant blockers in Bulldogs history as a four-year starter and three-time All-SEC selection. As a redshirt freshman in 1999, he started 11 games and was a fixture at right tackle for the remainder of his career. In 2002, he recovered a fumble in the end zone against Auburn, becoming the first Georgia lineman to score a touchdown in 17 years. He helped Georgia to an SEC title that season and earned All-America honors as well. He was a second-round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2003 and is currently enjoying a 13-0 season with the Saints this year.
Chester Adams (2006-2007). Adams started 23 games in his final two years at Georgia and was a crucial bridge between the Bulldogs’ talented linemen in the first half of Mark Richt’s tenure and the young group of up-and-comers that now occupy the line. With a true freshman at QB in 2006, Adams was part of a line that allowed just 17 sacks – the second best mark in the SEC. A year later, with three freshman playing significant roles, Adams was the veteran core of a line that helped Knowshon Moreno rush for more than 1,300 yards and helped Georgia to a Suger Bowl victory.
George Foster (2001). As a sophomore in 2000, Foster was used primarily as a backup but still saw significant playing time. A year later, however, Foster nailed down the first-team tackle spot on Mark Richt’s first offensive line, starting nine games. In his senior season in 2002, Foster worked on the line again helping Georgia to its first SEC title in 20 years. After his senior season, Foster was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He currently plays for the Cleveland Browns.
Daniel Inman (2003-2006). One of the most consistent performers of the 2000s, Inman started 48 games in his career – the second most by any player in school history – and earned first-team All-SEC honors in both 2005 and 2006. Inman started 12 games as a true freshman in 2003 and earned freshman All-America honors for his work that year. By his junior year in 2005, he had developed into one of the most dominant tackles in the SEC and helped the Bulldogs to a conference championship. As a senior, he anchored the right side of Georgia’s line and was a first-team All-SEC selection.