IN VIDEO: Bullard's history-making playoff run revisited
It's sort of mind-boggling.
Javon Bullard twice made college football history on Monday night. His second interception of the first half against TCU set the all-time record for most interceptions in a national championship game. That record may be tied one day, but likely never broken.
Then, Bullard was on the stage following the game, accepting the Defensive Most Valuable Player trophy from ESPN. The award came on the heels of Bullard being named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the semi-final victory over Ohio State. To be named the Defensive MVP of both the College Football Playoff semi-final and championship game is a record that may be tied one day, but never broken.
"I just want to thank God first, and this coaching staff. They put together a great plan, and I couldn't be more proud of this team," Bullard told ESPN's Rese Davis on stage.
After that, Bullard once again was on stage for the post-game press conference, joined by Head Coach Kirby Smart and quarterback Steson Bennett
Then, of course, was the New Year's Miracle against Ohio State in the Peach Bowl. Down double digits in the second half and when his team needed him most, Baldwin High grad Javon Bullard came up huge for the Georgia Bulldogs in Saturday night's nerve-racking 42-41 win over Ohio State.
Midway through the third quarter, with the Buckeyes in clear control of the game, Bullard blitzed from his nickel back position and sacked quarterback C.J. Stroud, which let to a punt.
Next up on the menu was a crucial pass breakup in the end zone, with Ohio State attempting to go up by 18 points at the end of the third quarter. "Targeting" initially was called by the officiating crew, and it appeared as if Bullard would be disqualified and forced to watch the rest of the game from the locker room.
After a long booth review and a long commercial break, however, the call was reversed, Bullard was allowed to remain in the game and Ohio State kicked a field goal.
Those four points saved by Bullard proved pivotal, as Stetson Bennett and the Dawgs amassed an amazing fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring Ohio State 18-3 in the final frame and holding on for a 42-41 victory, in the process punching their ticket to the national championship game in Los Angeles next Monday.
Following the game, WMAZ/Channel 13's Marvin James caught up with Bullard and fellow "Middle Georgia Dawg" Kearis Jackson.
After that, as if the night couldn't get any better, Bullard was named the Defensive MVP of the Peach Bowl and received the trophy on stage
Finally, Bullard joined Head Coach Kirby Smart and Bennett to meet the media in Georgia's post-game press conference.