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Georgia Bulldogs football
2018 Georgia Bulldogs football team
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
First season 1892
Athletic director Greg McGarity
Head coach Kirby Smart
3rd season, 17–5 (.773)
Other staff Jim Chaney (OC)
Mel Tucker (DC)
Stadium Sanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746[1])
Year built 1929[1]
Field surface Grass
Location Athens, Georgia
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern
Past conferences SIAA (1895–1921)
Southern Conference (1921–1932)
All-time record 808–420–54 (.651)
Bowl record 31–20–3 (.602)
Playoff appearances 1 (2017)
Playoff record 1–1
Claimed nat'l titles 2 (1942, 1980)[2]
Unclaimed nat'l titles 3 (1927, 1946, 1968)[3]
National finalist 1 (2017)
Conference titles 15 (13 SEC)
Division titles 8
Rivalries Florida (rivalry)
Georgia Tech (rivalry)
Auburn (rivalry)
Tennessee (rivalry)
South Carolina (rivalry)
Heisman winners 2
Consensus All-Americans 25
Current uniform
SEC-Uniform-UGA.png
Colors Red and Black[4]
         
Fight song Hail to Georgia
Mascot Uga
Hairy Dawg
Marching band Georgia Redcoat Marching Band
Website georgiadogs.com

The Georgia Bulldogs football program represents the University of Georgia in the sport of American football, the Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home games at historic Sanford Stadium on the university's Athens, Georgia, campus. Georgia's inaugural season was in 1892. UGA claims two consensus national championships (1942 and 1980); the AP and Coaches Polls have each voted the Bulldogs the national champion once (1980); Georgia has also been named the National Champion by at least one polling authority in three other seasons (1927, 1946 and 1968).[5] The Bulldogs have won 15 conference championships, including 13 SEC championships (tied for second-most all-time), and have appeared in 54 bowl games, tied for second-most all-time, the program has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, four number-one National Football League (NFL) draft picks, and many winners of other national awards. The team is known for its storied history, unique traditions, and rabid fan base. Georgia has won over 800 games in their history, placing them 11th all-time in wins.[6]

History

Conference affiliations

Georgia was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, one of the first collegiate athletic conferences formed in the United States. Georgia participated in the SIAA from its establishment in 1895 until 1921, during its tenure in the SIAA, Georgia was conference co-champion in two years, 1896 and 1920.[7] In 1921, the Bulldogs, along with 12 other teams, left the SIAA and formed the Southern Conference,[8] during its time in the Southern Conference, the team never won a conference championship. In 1932, the Georgia Bulldogs left the Southern Conference to form and join the SEC, where Georgia has won the second-most SEC football championships, with 13, behind Alabama (24) and tied with Tennessee.[9][better source needed]

Head coaches

Head coaches of the Bulldogs dating from 1892.[10][better source needed]

No. Name Seasons Record Pct.
1 Charles Herty 1892 1–1 .500
2 Ernest Brown 1893 2–2–1 .500
3 Robert Winston 1894 5–1 .833
4 Glenn "Pop" Warner 1895–1896 7–4 .636
5 Charles McCarthy 1897–1898 6–3 .667
6 Gordon Saussy 1899 2–3–1 .417
7 E. E. Jones 1900 2–4 .333
8 Billy Reynolds 1901–1902 5–7–3 .433
9, 11 Marvin D. Dickinson 1903, 1905 4–9 .308
10 Charles A. Barnard 1904 1–5 .167
12 W. S. Whitney 1906–1907 6–7–2 .467
13 Branch Bocock 1908 5–2–1 .688
14 & 15 James Coulter & Frank Dobson 1909 1–4–2 .286
16 W. A. Cunningham 1910–1919 43–18–9 .679
17 Herman Stegeman 1920–1922 20–6–3 .741
18 George "Kid" Woodruff 1923–1927 30–16–1 .649
19 Harry Mehre 1928–1937 59–34–6 .626
20 Joel Hunt 1938 5–4–1 .550
21 Wally Butts 1939–1960 140–86–9 .615
22 Johnny Griffith 1961–1963 10–16–4 .400
23 Vince Dooley 1964–1988 201–77–10 .715
24 Ray Goff 1989–1995 46–34–1 .574
25 Jim Donnan 1996–2000 40–19 .678
26 Mark Richt 2001–2015 145–51 .740
27 Kirby Smart 2016–present 21–7 .750

Coaching awards

Vince Dooley – 2001
Vince Dooley – 1980
Brian VanGorder – 2003
  • College Football Hall of Fame
    • Glenn "Pop" Warner, inducted in 1951
    • Joel Hunt, inducted in 1967
    • Wally Butts, inducted in 1997
    • Vince Dooley, inducted in 1995

Nicknames

The first mention of "Bulldogs" in association with Georgia athletics occurred on November 28, 1901, at the Georgia-Auburn football game played in Atlanta, the Georgia fans had a badge saying "Eat `em Georgia" and a picture of a bulldog tearing a piece of cloth"; however, it was not until 1920 that the nickname "Bulldog" was used to describe the athletic teams at the University of Georgia. Traditionally, the choice of a Bulldog as the UGA mascot was attributed to the alma mater of its founder and first president, Abraham Baldwin, who graduated from Yale University.[11] Prior to that time, Georgia teams were usually known as the "Red and Black." On November 3, 1920, Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story about school nicknames and proposed:

The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.[12]

After a 0-0 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville on Nov. 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley used the name "Bulldogs" in his story five times. The name has been used ever since.

Traditions

Uga VI Official Photo
Sanford Stadium
  • "Between the Hedges" Legendary sports writer Grantland Rice coined the term that famously describes the home of the Bulldogs in the 1930s in reference to the famous English privet hedges that have surrounded the Sanford Stadium turf since its inaugural game against Yale in 1929. The original hedges were removed in 1996 in preparation for the women's soccer matches hosted at Sanford Stadium for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Offshoots of the original hedges were planted shortly after the games, the Hedges also serve as a crowd control measure, as they contain a fence inside of them. In fact, only once have Georgia fans been able to rush the field, that following a victory over Tennessee in 2000.[13]
  • Uga (pronounced UH-guh) is the name of a lineage of white Bulldogs which have served as the mascot of the University of Georgia since 1956. The current mascot, "Que", officially took the role of Uga X on October 23, 2015, shortly before Uga IX, or "Russ", died after four years serving as the mascot.[14] Deceased Ugas are interred in a mausoleum near the main entrance to Sanford Stadium. Georgia is the only school to bury its past mascots inside the football stadium.[15]
  • Glory, Glory is the rally song for the Georgia Bulldogs and was sung at football games as early as the 1890s. The rally song was arranged in its current form by Georgia professor Hugh Hodgson in 1915. While "Glory, Glory" is the most commonly played Georgia song, the school's official fight song is "Hail To Georgia" which is played after field goals.[15]
  • The ringing of the Chapel Bell after a Georgia victory started in the 1890s when the playing field was located near the Chapel and freshmen were compelled to ring the Chapel's bell until midnight to celebrate the victory.[12] Today, freshmen are no longer required to do the chore, with students, alumni, and fans taking their place.
  • "The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation" is a slowed down version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged in 1987 and is a hallowed song played pregame and postgame by the Redcoat Band. A lone trumpeter in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium plays the first few notes, after which the entire band joins in and a video montage, narrated by longtime Georgia radio broadcaster Larry Munson, is played that highlights the many great moments of Georgia football history, it is custom for fans to stand, remove their hats, and point towards the lone trumpeter as he plays the initial notes. This tradition is considered the climax of the Redcoat Band pregame show and was introduced before the 2000 season.[16]
  • "How 'bout them Dawgs" is a slogan of recent vintage that first surfaced in the late 1970s and has become a battle cry of Bulldog fans.[12] The slogan received national attention and exposure when Georgia won the national championship in 1980 and wire services proclaimed "how 'bout them dogs".
  • Silver britches – When Wally Butts was named head coach in 1939, he changed the uniform by adding silver-colored pants to the bright-red jersey already in use. The "silver britches" became very popular, and were a source of multiple fan chants and sign references over the years, the most well-known being "Go You Silver Britches". When he was hired in 1964, Vince Dooley changed Georgia's uniform to use white pants, but reinstated the silver pants prior to Georgia's 1980 national championship season. Georgia's use of the "silver britches" continues to the present day.[15]
  • The "Dawg Walk" is a tradition that features the football players walking through a gathering of fans and the Redcoat Band near the Tate Student Center as they enter Sanford Stadium. Vince Dooley began the tradition, originally leading the team into the stadium from the East Campus Road side. Ray Goff changed the Dawg Walk to its current location in the 1990s, but eventually discontinued the practice altogether. Mark Richt revived it starting with the 2001 season, and it continues to the present day.[17]

Uniforms

Georgia's standard home uniform has not significantly changed since 1980, and consists of a red helmet with the trademarked oval G, red jerseys, and famous silver britches.[15]

Wally Butts first introduced the "silver britches", as they are colloquially known, in 1939. When Vince Dooley became Georgia's head coach, he changed the team's home uniform to include white pants, the uniform was changed back to silver pants prior to the 1980 season, and has remained silver ever since.[15]

Georgia's earliest helmet was grey leather, to which a red block "G" logo was added in 1961, the shirts were usually red, sometimes with various striping patterns. Their uniforms in the pre-World War II era varied at times, sometimes significantly. Photographic evidence suggests that black shirts, vests, and stripes of various patterns were worn at times over the years.

Vince Dooley was the first to incorporate a red helmet into the uniform in 1964, adopting the oval "G", a white stripe, and white facemasks. Anne Donaldson, who graduated from Georgia with a BFA degree and was married to Georgia assistant coach John Donaldson, was asked by Dooley to come up with a new helmet design to replace the previous silver helmet. Dooley liked the forward oriented stylized "G" Donaldson produced, and it was adopted by him, since the Georgia "G" was similar to the Green Bay Packers' "G" used since 1961, Coach Dooley cleared its use with the Packers organization. Nonetheless, Georgia has a registered trademark for its "G" and the Packers' current, redesigned, "G" logo is modeled after the University of Georgia's redesign of Green Bay's original "G" logo, the helmet change was part of a drastic uniform redesign by Dooley, who also replaced the traditional silver pants with white pants that included a black-red-black stripe. The jerseys remained similar to the pre-1964 design, however, with a red jersey and white numbers.

Prior to the 1980 season, the "silver britches" were re-added to Georgia's uniform with a red-white-black stripe down the side, since the 1980 season, Georgia has utilized the same basic uniform concept. The sleeve stripes, trim colors, and font on Georgia's home and away jerseys have varied many times, but the home jerseys have remained generally red with white numbers, and away jerseys have remained generally white with black numbers.

The most recent trim redesign occurred in 2005, when sleeve stripe patterns were dropped in favor of solid black jersey cuffs on the home jersey and solid red cuffs on the away jersey. Matte gray pants have also been used at times instead of "true" silver since 2004, mainly because the matte gray pants are of a lighter material.

One of the things that make Georgia's uniform unique is its relative longevity, and the fact that it has very rarely changed over the years. There have been occasions, however, when alternate uniforms have been worn.

  • Red pants were used instead of silver as part of Georgia's away uniform at various times during the 1980s.
  • Black facemasks and a white-black-white helmet stripe were worn during the 1991 Independence Bowl.
  • Black pants were used instead of silver as part of Georgia's away uniform during the 1998 Outback Bowl and home uniform during[18] the 1998 Florida game.
  • Black jerseys were worn instead of red as part of Georgia's home uniform in games against Auburn and Hawaii during the 2007 season, in 2008 against Alabama and in 2016 against Louisiana-Lafayette.[19]
  • A unique away uniform was worn against Florida in 2009. This uniform included black helmets with red facemasks, a white stripe, and the traditional oval "G" logo; white jerseys with black numbers; and black pants.[20]
  • For the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State in the Georgia Dome, Georgia wore a Nike Pro Combat uniform that was significantly different from the traditional home uniforms. The Nike Pro Combat uniforms used a non-traditional matte-finish red color, and included the following:[21]
    • Silver helmets with a large red stripe and traditional oval "G" logo
    • Black facemasks with a large red stripe in the middle, mirroring the red stripe on the helmet
    • Two-tone red jerseys with black sleeves, trim, and numbers
    • The word "Georgia" on the back of the jerseys instead of players' names
    • Red pants

Rivalries

The Bulldogs have three main football rivals: Auburn, Florida, and Georgia Tech. All three rivalries were first contested over 100 years ago, though the series records are disputed in two cases. Georgia does not include two games from 1943 and 1944 against Georgia Tech (both UGA losses) in its reckoning of the series record, because Georgia's players were in World War II and Georgia Tech's players were not. Georgia also includes a game against one of the four predecessor institutions of the modern University of Florida in 1904 (a Georgia win) that national sportswriters[22][23][24] and Florida's athletic association do not include.

Georgia has long-standing football rivalries with other universities as well, with over 50 games against five additional teams, since the formation of the SEC Eastern Division in 1992, Georgia has had an emerging rivalry with the Tennessee Volunteers. The Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry has been a game of increasing importance; South Carolina won the SEC Eastern Division Championship in 2010, Georgia in 2011 and 2012.

Rivalry Rival Games played First meeting Last meeting UGA won UGA lost Ties UGA % Streak Most recent win
Deep South's Oldest Rivalry Auburn Tigers 122 1892 2017 58 56 8 .508 1 win 2017, 28-7
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 111 1893 2017 66 41 5 .618 1 win 2017, 38-7
Florida–Georgia football rivalry Florida Gators 95 1915 2017 50 43 2 .536 1 win 2017, 42–7
Georgia–Vanderbilt football rivalry Vanderbilt Commodores 77 1893 2017 56 20 2 .727 1 win 2017, 45–14
Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry South Carolina Gamecocks 69 1894 2017 50 18 2 .725 3 wins 2017, 24–10
Clemson–Georgia football rivalry Clemson Tigers 64 1897 2014 42 18 4 .651 1 win 2014, 45–21
Georgia–Tennessee football rivalry Tennessee Volunteers 47 1899 2017 22 23 2 .478 1 win 2017, 41–0

Bowl games

The Bulldogs have played in 54 bowl games, tied for second all-time. UGA has a bowl record of 31–20–3, their 31 wins rank the Dawgs third all-time in bowl wins. [25] They have played in a record 17 different bowls including appearances in five of the New Years Six Bowl Games (2 Rose, 3 Orange, 3 Cotton, 5 Peach and 9 Sugar Bowls) and an appearance in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1941 Wally Butts Orange Bowl TCU W 40–26
1942 Wally Butts Rose Bowl UCLA W 9–0
1945 Wally Butts Oil Bowl Tulsa W 20–6
1946 Wally Butts Sugar Bowl North Carolina W 20–10
1947 Wally Butts Gator Bowl Maryland T 20–20
1948 Wally Butts Orange Bowl Texas L 28–41
1950 Wally Butts Presidential Cup Texas A&M L 20–40
1959 Wally Butts Orange Bowl Missouri W 14–0
1964 Vince Dooley Sun Bowl Texas Tech W 7–0
1966 Vince Dooley Cotton Bowl Classic SMU W 24–9
1967 Vince Dooley Liberty Bowl NC State L 7–14
1968 Vince Dooley Sugar Bowl Arkansas L 2–16
1969 Vince Dooley Sun Bowl Nebraska L 6–45
1971 Vince Dooley Gator Bowl North Carolina W 7–3
1973 Vince Dooley Peach Bowl Maryland W 17–16
1974 Vince Dooley Tangerine Bowl Miami L 10–21
1975 Vince Dooley Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas L 10–31
1976 Vince Dooley Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh L 3–27
1978 Vince Dooley Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford L 22–25
1980 Vince Dooley Sugar Bowl Notre Dame W 17–10
1981 Vince Dooley Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh L 20–24
1982 Vince Dooley Sugar Bowl Penn State L 23–27
1983 Vince Dooley Cotton Bowl Classic Texas W 10–9
1984 Vince Dooley Citrus Bowl Florida State T 17–17
1985 Vince Dooley Sun Bowl Arizona T 13–13
1986 Vince Dooley Hall of Fame Bowl Boston College L 24–27
1987 Vince Dooley Liberty Bowl Arkansas W 20–17
1988 Vince Dooley Gator Bowl Michigan State W 34–27
1989 Ray Goff Peach Bowl Syracuse L 18–19
1991 Ray Goff Independence Bowl Arkansas W 24–15
1992 Ray Goff Florida Citrus Bowl Ohio State W 21–14
1995 Ray Goff Peach Bowl Virginia L 27–34
1997 Jim Donnan Outback Bowl Wisconsin W 33–6
1998 Jim Donnan Peach Bowl Virginia W 35–33
1999 Jim Donnan Outback Bowl Purdue W 28–25
2000 Jim Donnan Oahu Bowl Virginia W 37–14
2001 Mark Richt Music City Bowl Boston College L 16–20
2002 Mark Richt Sugar Bowl Florida State W 26–13
2003 Mark Richt Capital One Bowl Purdue W 34–27
2004 Mark Richt Outback Bowl Wisconsin W 24–21
2005 Mark Richt Sugar Bowl West Virginia L 35–38
2006 Mark Richt Chick-fil-A Bowl Virginia Tech W 31–24
2007 Mark Richt Sugar Bowl Hawaii W 41–10
2008 Mark Richt Capital One Bowl Michigan State W 24–12
2009 Mark Richt Independence Bowl Texas A&M W 44–20
2010 Mark Richt Liberty Bowl Central Florida L 6–10
2011 Mark Richt Outback Bowl Michigan State L 30–33
2012 Mark Richt Capital One Bowl Nebraska W 45–31
2013 Mark Richt Gator Bowl Nebraska L 19–24
2014 Mark Richt Belk Bowl Louisville W 37–14
2015 Bryan McClendon (interim) TaxSlayer Bowl Penn State W 24–17
2016 Kirby Smart Liberty Bowl TCU W 31–23
2017 Kirby Smart Rose Bowl Oklahoma W 54–48
2017 Kirby Smart CFP National Championship Alabama L 23–26
Georgia Bulldog bowl games: all-time records by bowl
Bowl Record Appearances Last appearance Winning %
Belk Bowl
(formerly Continental Tire Bowl and Meineke Car Care Bowl)
1–0 1 2014 season 1.000
Bluebonnet Bowl (defunct) 0–1 1 1978 season .000
Capital One Bowl
(formerly Tangerine Bowl and Citrus Bowl)
4–1–1 6 2012 season .750
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
3–2 5 2006 season .600
Cotton Bowl Classic 2–1 3 1983 season .667
Independence Bowl 2–0 2 2009 season 1.000
Liberty Bowl 2–2 4 2016 season .500
Music City Bowl 0–1 1 2001 season .000
Oahu Bowl (defunct) 1–0 1 2000 season 1.000
Oil Bowl (defunct) 1–0 1 1945 season 1.000
Outback Bowl
(formerly Hall of Fame Bowl)
3–2 5 2011 season .600
Orange Bowl 2–1 3 1959 season .667
Presidential Cup Bowl (defunct) 0–1 1 1950 season .000
Rose Bowl 2–0 2 2018 season 1.000
Sugar Bowl 4–5 9 2007 season .444
Sun Bowl 1–1–1 3 1985 season .500
Taxslayer Bowl (formerly Gator Bowl) 3–1–1 5 2015 season .600

Championships

Claimed national championships

Georgia has claimed two national championships.[26][27][28]

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl Opponent Result
1942 Wally Butts Houlgate, Sagarin, Litkenhous 11–1 Rose Bowl UCLA W 9–0
1980 Vince Dooley Coaches' Poll, AP Poll 12–0 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame W 17–10
  • 1942 – 11–1 Georgia was chosen as champion by at least half of the recognized polls. Georgia was led by All-Americans Frank Sinkwich and end George Poschner, along with a young back named Charley Trippi, the Bulldogs knocked off 9 consecutive opponents and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Georgia earned a Rose Bowl bid after it blanked Georgia Tech 34–0 in Athens to end the regular season. Georgia then edged UCLA 9–0 in the Rose Bowl.
  • 1980 – The Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 17–10 in the Sugar Bowl to finish 12–0 and claim the National Championship. Notable contributors during the season included Herschel Walker, Buck Belue, and Lindsay Scott (Georgia was listed first by AP, Berryman, FACT, FB News, FW, Helms, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sporting News, and UPI).

Unclaimed national championships

Additional seasons with selections appearing in the NCAA Record Book.[29]:111–115

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl Opponent Result
1927 George Cecil Woodruff Boand, Poling, Berryman 9–1 none
1946 Wally Butts Williamson System 11–0 Sugar Bowl North Carolina W 20–0
1968 Vince Dooley Litkenhous 8–1–2 Sugar Bowl Arkansas L 2–16
  • 1927- Georgia's famous Dream and Wonder team led by George Woodruff went 9-1. This team was noted for having a win over 1920s power, Yale, in Connecticut. Georgia was ranked #1 going into its final game against rival Georgia Tech, where they were upset 12-0 in the rain. Even so, Georgia finished the season ranked #1 in two minor polls.
  • 1946- Fueled by the return of Charley Trippi, the 1946 SEC Champion Bulldogs went 10-0, including a 20-10 win over North Carolina in the Sugar Bowl. Notre Dame finished the season ranked #1 in the majority of the polls, but the Williamson poll recognized Georgia as #1.
  • 1968- The 1968 Bulldogs won Vince Dooley's second SEC Championship as head coach, and finished the season undefeated. However the 8-0-2 Bulldogs tied twice, and then lost to Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, the Litkenhous poll recognized them as National Champions.

Conference championships

Georgia has won a total of 15 conference championships, ten outright and five shared, the school's 13 Southeastern Conference Championships rank it second all time in SEC history, tied with Tennessee behind only Alabama. [30]

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1896 SIAA Glenn "Pop" Warner 4–0 3-0
1920 SIAA Herman Stegeman 8–0–1 8-0
1942 SEC Wally Butts 11–1 6–1
1946 SEC Wally Butts 11–0 5–0
1948 SEC Wally Butts 9–2 6–0
1959 SEC Wally Butts 10–1 7–0
1966 SEC Vince Dooley 10–1 6–0
1968 SEC Vince Dooley 8–1–2 5–0–1
1976 SEC Vince Dooley 10–2 5-1
1980 SEC Vince Dooley 12–0 6–0
1981 SEC Vince Dooley 10–2 6–0
1982 SEC Vince Dooley 11–1 6–0
2002 SEC Mark Richt 13–1 7–1
2005 SEC Mark Richt 10–3 6–2
2017 SEC Kirby Smart 13–2 7–1
† Denotes co-champions

Division championships

Georgia has won 8 SEC Eastern Division championships, and has made 6 appearances in the SEC Championship Game, most recently in 2017, the Dawgs are 3–3 in those games. Twice, in 1992 and 2007, Georgia was the Eastern Division co-champion, but lost a tiebreaker to appear in the championship game.

Year Division championship SEC CG Opponent Result
1992 SEC East Did Not Play
2002 SEC East Arkansas W 30-3
2003 SEC East LSU L 13-34
2005 SEC East LSU W 34-14
2007 SEC East Did Not Play
2011 SEC East LSU L 10-42
2012 SEC East Alabama L 28-32
2017 SEC East Auburn W 28-7

† Co-champions

Players

National award winners

All-Americans

The Bulldogs have had 68 players selected as All-Americans.[31][better source needed] Of those 68 players, 25 were consensus All-Americans, as so-designated by NCAA rules.[32] While several players were selected in more than one year, only Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker, David Pollack, and Jarvis Jones were selected as consensus All-Americans more than once.

The Georgia Bulldogs football players that have been selected as All-Americans are:

Player Position Selected Hometown
Bob McWhorter Halfback 1913 Lexington, Georgia
David Paddock Quarterback 1914 Brooklyn, New York
Joe Bennett Tackle 1922, 1923 Statesboro, Georgia
Chick Shiver End 1927 Sylvester, Georgia
Tom Nash End 1927† Washington, Georgia
Herb Maffett End 1930 Atlanta, Georgia
Red Maddox Guard 1930 Calhoun, Georgia
Vernon "Catfish" Smith End 1931† Macon, Georgia
John Bond Halfback 1935 Toccoa, Georgia
Bill Hartman Fullback 1937 Thomaston, Georgia
Frank Sinkwich Halfback 1941,† 1942‡ McKees Rock, Pennsylvania
George Poschner End 1942 Youngstown, Ohio
Mike Castronis Tackle 1945 Jacksonville, Florida
Charley Trippi Tailback 1946‡ Pittston, Pennsylvania
Herb St. John Guard 1946 Jacksonville, Florida
Dan Edwards End 1947 Gatesville, Texas
John Rauch Quarterback 1948 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harry Babcock End 1952 Ocala, Florida
Zeke Bratkowski Quarterback 1952, 1953 Danville, Illinois
Johnny Carson End 1953 Atlanta, Georgia
Pat Dye Guard 1959, 1960 Blythe, Georgia
Fran Tarkenton Quarterback 1960 Athens, Georgia
Jim Wilson Tackle 1964 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ray Rissmiller Tackle 1964 Easton, Pennsylvania
George Patton Defensive tackle 1965 Tuscumbia, Alabama
Edgar Chandler Offensive guard 1966, 1967† Cedartown, Georgia
Lynn Hughes Safety 1966 Atlanta, Georgia
Bill Stanfill Defensive tackle 1968† Cairo, Georgia
Jake Scott Safety 1968† Arlington, Virginia
Steve Greer Defensive Guard 1969 Greer, South Carolina
Tommy Lyons Center 1969, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia
Royce Smith Offensive guard 1971‡ Savannah, Georgia
Craig Hertwig Offensive tackle 1975 Macon, Georgia
Randy Johnson Offensive guard 1975† Rome, Georgia
Mike "Moonpie" Wilson Offensive tackle 1976 Gainesville, Georgia
Joel Parrish Offensive guard 1976† Douglas, Georgia
Ben Zambiasi Linebacker 1976 Macon, Georgia
Allan Leavitt Placekicker 1976 Brooksville, Florida
George Collins Offensive guard 1977 Warner Robins, Georgia
Bill Krug Rover 1977 Washington, D.C.
Rex Robinson Placekicker 1979, 1980 Marietta, Georgia
Scott Woerner Cornerback 1980 Jonesboro, Georgia
Herschel Walker Tailback 1980‡, 1981‡, 1982‡ Wrightsville, Georgia
Terry Hoage Rover 1982†, 1983† Huntsville, Texas
Jimmy Payne Defensive tackle 1982 Athens, Georgia
Freddie Gilbert Defensive end 1983 Griffin, Georgia
Kevin Butler Placekicker 1983, 1984† Stone Mountain, Georgia
Jeff Sanchez Safety 1984† Yorba Linda, California
Peter Anderson Center 1985† Vineland, New Jersey
John Little Safety 1986 Lynn Haven, Florida
Wilbur Strozier Offensive tackle 1986 LaGrange, Georgia
Tim Worley Tailback 1988† Lumberton, North Carolina
Troy Sadowski Tight end 1988 Chamblee, Georgia
Garrison Hearst Tailback 1992‡ Lincolnton, Georgia
Eric Zeier Quarterback 1994 Marietta, Georgia
Matt Stinchcomb Offensive tackle 1997, 1998† Lilburn, Georgia
Champ Bailey Cornerback 1998† Folkston, Georgia
Richard Seymour Defensive tackle 2000 Gadsden, South Carolina
Boss Bailey Linebacker 2002 Folkston, Georgia
David Pollack Defensive end 2002†,2003, 2004† Snellville, Georgia
Jon Stinchcomb Offensive tackle 2002 Lilburn, Georgia
Sean Jones Rover 2003 Atlanta, Georgia
Thomas Davis Free Safety 2004† Cuthbert, Georgia
Greg Blue Free Safety 2005† College Park, Georgia
Max Jean-Gilles Offensive guard 2005† Miami, Florida
Knowshon Moreno Tailback 2008 Belford, New Jersey
Drew Butler Punter 2009‡ Duluth, Georgia
Rennie Curran Linebacker 2009 Snellville, Georgia
Justin Houston Linebacker 2010 Statesboro, Georgia
Bacarri Rambo Free Safety 2011 Donalsonville, Georgia
Jarvis Jones Linebacker 2011†, 2012‡ Columbus, Georgia
Roquan Smith Linebacker 2017‡ Montezuma, Georgia
Designates a consensus All-American
Designates a consensus All-American that was selected by a unanimous vote

Retired numbers

Player Position Pos Tenure
21 Frank Sinkwich HB 1941–43
34 Herschel Walker RB 1980–82
40 Theron Sapp RB 1955–58
62 Charley Trippi HB 1942, 1945–46

Hall of Fame inductees

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Two former Georgia players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[33]

Name Position Career Induction
Charley Trippi Halfback 1942, 1945–1946 1968
Fran Tarkenton Quarterback 1958–1960 1986

College Football Hall of Fame

Seventeen former Georgia players and coaches have been inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame;[15] in addition, one former player, Pat Dye, has been inducted into the Hall as a coach for Auburn.[34]

Players

Player Position Career Induction
Bob McWhorter HB 1910–1913 1954
Frank Sinkwich HB 1940–1942 1954
Charley Trippi HB 1942, 1945–1946 1959
Vernon "Catfish" Smith E 1929–1931 1979
Bill Hartman FB 1935–1937 1984
Fran Tarkenton QB 1958–1960 1987
Bill Stanfill DT 1966–1968 1998
Herschel Walker RB 1980–1982 1999
Terry Hoage S 1980–1983 2000
Kevin Butler PK 1981–1984 2001
John Rauch QB 1945–1948 2003
Jake Scott FS 1966–1968 2011
Matt Stinchcomb OT 1995–1998 2018

Coaches

Coach Career Induction
Glenn "Pop" Warner 1895–1896 1951
Vince Dooley 1964–1988 1994
Wally Butts 1939–1960 1997
Jim Donnan 1996–2000 2009

Future opponents

Non-division opponents

Georgia plays Auburn as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the West division among the other six schools.[35]

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
vs Auburn at Auburn vs Auburn at Auburn vs Auburn at Auburn vs Auburn at Auburn
at LSU vs Texas A&M at Alabama vs Arkansas at Mississippi State vs Ole Miss at Texas A&M vs LSU

Non-conference opponents

Announced schedules as of July 28, 2017[36]

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
vs Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State vs Virginia (Atlanta) at Georgia Tech vs Kent State at Georgia Tech vs Georgia Tech at UCLA vs UCLA
vs. UMass vs Notre Dame vs ETSU vs Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech vs Georgia Tech
vs Georgia Tech at Georgia Tech vs Georgia Tech
Austin Peay

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Sanford Stadium". Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Championship History" (PDF). Georgia Bulldogs. August 16, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
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