In a series of our irony, it was actually missed block actually spurned the biggest drive of Ole Miss tight end Kenny Yeboah’s career.
On the first Rebel drive of the fourth quarter in Saturday’s loss to No. 5 Florida, Yeboah whiffed badly on a block on Florida linebacker Ventrell Miller, allowing Miller to blow up Jerrion Ealy on a swing pass for a six yard loss.
Despite the blown block, despite not being targeted in the game until the fourth quarter, the next play call went Yeboah’s way.
“The coach called one of the plays I should get the ball on. I saw the wide open grass and I took advantage of it,” Yeboah said. “Matt (Corral) threw me a nice ball and we just kept the series rolling. It was all up to the coach’s play call, so I’m glad he gave me the opportunity.”
But it wasn’t just that next play that went to Yeboah for a 33 yard gain, getting his revenge on Miller over the middle – he was. the target of three of the next four plays after the missed block.
Credit Yeboah for not checking out after the ball never went his way over the first three quarters. For a guy that told The Grove Report over the summer that he “truly loves to block,” that’s going to be a big part of his year with the Rebels.
But when his number is called he’s clearly more than capable of making big plays.
“Honestly, I wasn’t thinking about it the whole game. I knew it would come, I just didn’t know when,” Yeboah said. “I just kept playing hard the whole game and blocking as much as I wanted to catch the ball.”
A grad transfer from Temple, Yeboah’s five catch game for