Especially in the south, every football school has their own list of legendary names. Most of these probably evoke vivid memories of where you were when you first saw those names in action or heard tales of their storied feats.
The University of Georgia football is of course no exception. While it’s impossible to do a program with such a proud history complete justice, here are just six of our most legendary UGA football players of all-time.
RB Herschel Walker
Even though he hasn’t played a snap for the red and black in over 35 years, no player is more synonymous with Georgia football than Herschel Walker. You could even make a strong case that he was the college game’s greatest player ever. While rushing for over 1600 yards and 15 TDs as a freshman in 1980, number 34 carried Georgia to their second ever National Championship and finished second in Heisman voting.
The following season he bested his own mark by tallying 1,891 total yards, which remained the SEC record until 2015. His junior season, Walker was named to his third-consecutive first-team All-American selection and the Heisman trophy, still Georgia’s most recent winner. The SEC Player of the Year every season he participated, Walker is the last Bulldog (and one of only four) to have his number retired.