For the New York Jets of the National Football League, offensive tackle George Fant plays football. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall.
He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016 after playing collegiate football and basketball for Western Kentucky. For Seattle’s tackle-eligible plays beginning in 2018, Fant was utilized as a hybrid tight end.
Fant suffered an ACL tear and was sidelined for the 2017 season in the second preseason game. September 2, 2017, marked the day that he was placed on an injured reserve.
During a game against the Arizona Cardinals in week four, rookie tight end Will Dissly suffered an injury, forcing Fant to transition into a hybrid offensive tackle/tight end position. In order to qualify as a receiver, he would line up as the sixth offensive lineman, either outside or on the line itself. The Seahawks’ rushing offense in 2018 was recognized as the best in the league thanks in large part to Fant, who thrived in his new position.
Fant caught his first career reception on December 10, 2018, a 9-yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson during a Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings in week 13.
For the Seahawks in 2019, Fant kept performing his hybrid lineman duties. Throughout some of the season, he served as Duane Brown’s primary replacement as the offensive tackle while Brown was injured.
The Seahawks rushed for a season-high 218 yards in a 37-30 victory on Monday, December 2, 2019, in a Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings, to which Fant contributed to. Throughout the course of the game, he was listed as an eligible receiver on 42 plays and lined up in various locations along the line.