George Fant is an offensive tackle who plays football for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).
After playing basketball and football for Western Kentucky in college, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2016. Starting in 2018, Fant was used as a hybrid tight end for Seattle’s tackle-eligible plays.
In the second preseason game, Fant tore his ACL and was forced to miss the 2017 campaign. He was put on injured reserve on September 2, 2017, which is the date.
Will Dissly, a rookie tight end, sustained an injury during a game against the Arizona Cardinals in week four, requiring Fant to switch to an offensive tackle/tight end hybrid role. He would start on the outside of the offensive line or on the line itself as the sixth offensive lineman in order to be considered a receiver. Thanks in large part to Fant, who excelled in his new position, the Seahawks’ rushing offense in 2018 was acknowledged as the best in the league.
On December 10, 2018, while watching a Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Fant caught his first career reception, a 9-yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson.
In 2019, Fant continued to serve as a hybrid lineman for the Seahawks. He filled in as the offensive tackle for most of the season while Duane Brown was sidelined due to injury.
On Monday, December 2, 2019, the Seahawks defeated the Minnesota Vikings 37-30 in a Monday Night Football game, with Fant helping the team rush for a season-high 218 yards. He lined up in various spots along the line and was designated as an eligible receiver on 42 plays throughout the course of the game.