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Moss Block Almost didn't Happen

Jarvis Moss

The block heard ‘round the world may have still happened, but it might of had a different face. Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss was gasping for air right before South Carolina attempted a game-winning field goal two years ago at The Swamp, but he talked his way back onto the field.

"He was tired," defensive coordinator Charlie Strong said. "We called a timeout, and I called him over. I said, ‘Moss, you look tired, I want Derrick Harvey to go in.' And then Moss said, ‘no coach, please don't take me out.' Then he looked at coach Mattison and said, ‘please don't let him take me out.' And he said, ‘well then, you better block it.' He said, ‘I will,' and he did." The rest is...

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