COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cory Helms had a little extra fun on social media this week.
The South Carolina offensive lineman’s extra attention started with a tweet sent Saturday night by his mom, Sharon Helms, recognizing his punishing kickout block.
“It has been blowing up,” Helms said. “I click on Twitter and I see it pop up. It’s pretty cool. The offensive line guy out in Arizona tweeted it.”
That man is LeCharles Bentley, a former Ohio State offensive lineman who played six years in the NFL. Bentley said, “word on the street is #51 is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon…”
— Sharon Helms (@shhelms1) October 22, 2016
His teammates, ranging from wide receiver Bryan Edwards to kicker Michael Almond, also have taken notice and reposted the block.
The play was a fourth-and-1 run with freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain, but it was unsuccessful. Still, Helms enjoyed some momentary Twitter fame since Saturday.
“I wish we would have gotten it,” Helms said. “But it was cool.”