George Fant plays offensive lineman in American football for the National Football League’s New York Jets (NFL).
In 2016, the Seattle Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent after he had played collegiate football and basketball for Western Kentucky. Fant began to be utilized by Seattle as a hybrid tight end on plays that qualified for tackles in 2018.
Fant tore his ACL in the second preseason game of 2017 and was sidelined for the season. On September 2, 2017, he was added to the injured reserve list.
Fant began to function as an offensive tackle/tight end hybrid after rookie tight end Will Dissly suffered an injury during a game against the Arizona Cardinals in week four. He would take the field as the sixth member of the offensive line, either inside the line or outside, and declare himself a qualified receiver. In his new position, Fant was very successful and contributed to the Seahawks’ league-leading running offense in 2018.
Fant caught his first professional pass, a 9-yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson, on December 10, 2018, during a Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings in week 13.
For the Seahawks in 2019, Fant continues to serve as a hybrid lineman. During some of the season, he served as Duane Brown’s primary replacement in the offensive tackle position.
On Monday, December 2, 2019, the Seahawks defeated the Minnesota Vikings 37-30 after rushing for a season-high 218 yards. This game was part of Monday Night Football. On 42 plays throughout the game, he reported as an eligible receiver and lined up in various locations along the line.
Fant agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the New York Jets on April 23, 2020.
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