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Georgia Bulldogs football
First season 1892
Athletic director Damon Evans
Head coach Mark Richt
9th year, 90–27–0  (.769)
Other staff Mike Bobo (OC)Todd Grantham (DC)
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
Year built 1929
Stadium capacity 92,746
Stadium surface Grass
Location Athens, Georgia
Conference SEC
Division Eastern
Past conferences SIAA (1895-1921)
Southern Conference (1921-1932)
All-time record 732–389–54 (.646)
Postseason bowl record 26–16–3
Claimed national titles 2 (1942)(1980)[1]
Conference titles 12
Division titles 5
Heisman winners 2
Consensus All-Americans 28
Current uniform
Colors Red and Black            
Fight song Glory, Glory
Mascot Uga
Marching band Georgia Redcoat Marching Band
Website - Football

The Georgia Bulldogs football team represents the University of Georgia in football. The Bulldogs are a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and are frequently, though not presently, a top-25 team.[2] The University of Georgia has had a football team since 1892 and has an all-time record of 724–384–54 (a .646 winning percentage). The "Dawgs," as they are sometimes called, play in historic Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, which, with a capacity of 92,746, is the fifth largest on-campus stadium in the United States and the 15th largest stadium in the world. .[3] The Bulldogs have won a single consensus NCAA Division 1-A college football National Championship and 12 Southeastern Conference championships. The team has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, such as the running back Herschel Walker and #1 draft pick in the '43 draft Frank Sinkwich, as well as winners of a number of other awards and numerous All-Americans and NFL players.




Early years: 1892–1909

Herty Field was Georgia’s first football field. It was used until 1911.[4] (photo October 2005)

The University of Georgia first formed a football squad in 1892,with chemistry professor Charles Herty as head coach. The team played its first game against a team from Mercer University, in what was supposedly the first football game played in the deep south.[5] Playing on a field that would later be called Herty Field, Georgia beat Mercer by a score of 50-0.[4] In the second (and final) game of that inaugural "season," Georgia lost by a score of 10–0 to Auburn University.[5] That game marked the beginning of Georgia’s longest-standing football rivalry, which is called the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry.

From 1892 until 1909, the head coach at Georgia changed frequently, with 14 different head coaches in a 17 year period. The combined record was 47–52–10 (.477 winning percentage). During this time period, Georgia’s greatest success came when Glenn “Pop” Warner coached it and Iowa State for two seasons.[6] In 1896, Warner-led Georgia went 4–0 [5] on the way to its first conference championship, when the team was a co-champion of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). It is thought that the first forward pass in football occurred in 1895 (passing was illegal at that time) in a game between Georgia and North Carolina when, out of desperation, the ball was thrown by the North Carolina quarterback instead of punted and a North Carolina player caught the ball.[7]

In 1897,football very nearly came to an end in the state when a Georgia fullback named Richard Vonalbade ("Von") Gammon died as a result of injuries sustained in a game. The Georgia state legislature quickly passed a bill banning football from the state, but the bill was vetoed by Georgia Governor William Yates Atkinson, based upon an appeal from Gammon's mother, Rosalind Gammon.[8]Cool

Butts-Mehre era: 1910–1963

Beginning in 1910, Georgia started experiencing stability in its head coaches. In 1911, Georgia moved its playing field from Herty Field to Sanford Field, where wooden stands were built.[9] In the 53 years following 1910, Georgia had 7 head coaches and a record of 307–180–33 (a .622 winning percentage). Although Harry Mehre and Wally Butts are the two best-known coaches from this era, it was George “Kid” Woodruff who led the Bulldogs to their first claim to national championship. In 1927, Georgia finished the season 9–1[5] and could stake a claim to the national championship by finishing number 1 in at least one national poll.[10] Herman Stegeman coached the Bulldogs to an 8–0 record in 1920, when the team was named co-champion of the SIAA.

Sanford Stadium

Harry Mehre coached the Bulldogs for nine years from 1928 to 1937, but perhaps his most memorable game was in 1929. October 12, 1929 was the inaugural game in the newly completed Sanford Stadium and Mehre’s Bulldogs responded with an upset victory over the powerhouse of the day, Yale University, winning 15-0.[11] In that game, Vernon “Catfish” Smith scored all 15 points for Georgia. As head coach, Mehre compiled a 59–34–6 record (.626 winning percentage), but was never able to win a conference championship.

Wally Butts coached the Bulldogs for 21 seasons (1939–1960) and continued as athletic director until 1963.[11] Butts came to UGA as an assistant to Joel Hunt in 1938, but Hunt left UGA after a 5-4-1 season to take over at Wyoming; Butts succeeded to the post of head coach. During his tenure as head coach, Georgia had a claim to the national championship in 1942 being selected by 6 polls recognized by the NCAA Division 1-A college football national championship(Ohio St. was also selected by 6 polls, including the AP, and Wisconsin was selected by one poll), and in 1946 after finishing first in at least one national poll and/or rating system. Butts coached 1942 Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich and Maxwell Award winner Charley Trippi. His teams also won four SEC championships – 1942, 1946, 1948 and 1959.[12] As head coach, Butts posted a 140–86–9 record (.615 winning percentage), including six bowl games. His bowl record was 5–2–1.[13] Wally Butts was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.[14]

Johnny Griffith, a former player and assistant coach to Wally Butts, succeeded to the position of head coach in 1961. He resigned in December 1963 after going 10–16–2, including a combined 1–8 against Georgia Tech, University of Florida, and Auburn University.

Vince Dooley era: 1964–1988

Vince Dooley held the head coach position longer than any other Bulldogs coach, leading the Bulldogs from 1964 until 1988.[11] During his tenure as head coach, Georgia won its second consensus national championship in 1980,[10] winning the Grantland Rice Award. Dooley’s 1968 team finished first in at least one national poll, giving Georgia a claim to the national championship in that year.[15] The 1967 Cotton Bowl win over SMU made Georgia only the 3rd school in college football history to have won all 4 of the historical major bowls, Rose, Cotton, Sugar, Orange. His teams gave Georgia six SEC Championships and he coached 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award winner Herschel Walker, 1968 Outland Trophy winner Bill Stanfill and 40 All-Americans.[11] Dooley won the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award in 2001. He compiled a 201–77–10 record (.715 winning percentage), which included twenty bowl appearances. His bowl record was 8–10–2.[16] From 1976 through 1982, his teams were in contention for the mythical national title 4 times (1976, 1980, 1981, and 1982). His 6 SEC titles ties him for second place all time amongst SEC coaches for SEC titles. Dooley's offenses were known primarily for running the football. He converted UGA's single-wing offense to a wishbone-type scheme in the early 1970s, and later ran a professional I-type offense with the development of Herschel Walker. For awhile during the 1980s UGA was known as "Tailback U." Vince Dooley was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997 [17]

Post-Dooley era: 1989–2000

Ray Goff took over as head coach in 1989 and coached the Bulldogs until 1995, posting a 46–34–1 record (.574 winning percentage). His teams were 0–5 against Tennessee, 1–6 against Florida, 2–4–1 against Auburn, 5–2 against Georgia Tech and won no conference titles. During his time at Georgia, Goff was often derisively referred to as Ray "Goof", a nickname given to him by former Florida and current South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. Goff had a 2–2 bowl record.[18]

Jim Donnan took over as head coach in 1996 and coached the Bulldogs until 2000, posting a 40-19-0 record (.678 winning percentage). Donnan's teams produced no conference titles and were 1–4 against Tennessee, 2–3 against Auburn, 1–4 against Florida and 2–3 against Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs lost to all four of these rivals in 1999 and only posted a win against Tennessee in 2000. Donnan had a 4-0 bowl record.[16]

Mark Richt era: 2001–current

The current head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs is Mark Richt, who joined the Bulldogs in 2001 after serving as the offensive coordinator of the Florida State Seminoles under Bobby Bowden.[19] Since Richt's head coaching tenure began, Georgia has won two SEC championships, 2002 and 2005 and three SEC East Division Championships, 2002, 2003, and 2005.[12] Including bowl games, Richt’s record, as of December 28, 2009, was 90–27–0 (a .767 winning percentage). His bowl record through 2009 is 7–2. Richt has been a fixture in the recruiting world ending up with top 5 classes the past 3 years.

Conference affiliations

Georgia was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA), one of the first collegiate athletic conferences formed in the United States. Georgia participated in the SIAA from its establishment in 1895 until 1921. Durings its tenure in the SIAA, Georgia was conference co-champion in two years, 1896 and 1920.[20] In 1921, the Bulldogs, along with 12 other teams, left the SIAA and formed the Southern Conference.[21] 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 Southeastern Conference (SEC), where Georgia has won the third most SEC football championships, with 12, behind Alabama (22) and Tennessee (13).[12]


It was not until 1920 that the nickname "Bulldog" was used to describe the football team, a name bestowed by sportswriters. 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.[22]

Shortly thereafter, another news story appeared in which the name "Bulldogs" was used several times to describe the Georgia team and the nickname has been used ever since. Prior to that time, Georgia was simply known as the "Red and Black." In more recent years, the Bulldogs have been referred to by fans as the "Dawgs."


Uga VI Official Photo
  • 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. Uga VI, whose reign began in 1999, died from congestive heart failure at his home in Savannah, Georgia on June 27, 2008. Uga VII made his debut on August 30, 2008 in a 45–21 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles. Uga VII's official name is Uga VI's "Loran's Best." Uga VII died in November 2009, and has yet to be replaced. Deceased Ugas are interred in a mausoleum near the main entrance to Sanford Stadium.
  • Glory, Glory is the fight song for the Georgia Bulldogs and was sung at football games as early as the 1890s. The fight song was arranged in its current form in 1915.
  • Larry Munson, also known as the Voice of the Bulldogs, announced Georgia football games from 1966-2008. Many of his calls are famous among Georgia fans and he is seen as a signature of Georgia football culture. He is widely seen as one of the best announcers in American sports.[23][24]
  • 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.[22] Today, freshmen are no longer required to do the chore, with students, alumni, and fans taking their place.
  • "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.[22] The slogan received national attention and exposure when Georgia won the national championship in 1980 and wire services proclaimed "How 'Bout Them Dogs!"
  • The "Dawg Walk" is a tradition that was revived in the 2001 season that features the football players walking through a gathering of fans on the way to Sanford Stadium.[25] The Dawg walk was revived when Mark Richt took over as football coach. The famous Redcoat band traditionally leads the Dawg walk.
  • "Hunker Down Hairy Dawg" is a slogan Bulldog fans use on third downs telling the defense to get tough and make a stop on third down


The Bulldogs have three main rivals, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Florida Gators. All three rivalries commenced over 100 years ago. With long rivalries, it is not surprising that there is some disagreement over the records between the schools. For example, Georgia discredits two games in 1943 and 1944 against Georgia Tech, both UGA losses, because some of their players were in the war.

Primary Georgia Bulldog Rivalries: All-Time Records[26]
Name of Rivalry Rival Games Played First Meeting Last Meeting UGA Won UGA Lost Ties UGA %
Deep South's Oldest Rivalry Auburn Tigers 113 1892 2009 52 53 8 .495
Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 103 1893 2009 60 39 5 .590
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party Florida Gators 87 1904 2009 46 39 2 .546

Georgia has long-standing rivalries with other schools as well, having played over 50 games against each of the following:

  • Vanderbilt, first game in 1893, last game in 2009, Georgia's record is 50-18-2;[26]
  • South Carolina, first game in 1894, last game in 2009, Georgia's record is 46-14-2;[26]
  • Alabama, first game in 1895, last game in 2008, Georgia's record is 25-36-4;[26]
  • Clemson, first game in 1897, last game in 2003, Georgia's record is 41-17-4;[26]
  • Kentucky, first game in 1930, last game in 2009, record is 49-12-2.[26]

Georgia also has an emerging rivalry since the formation of the Eastern Division in 1992 with the Tennessee Volunteers and is 16-20-2 against the Vols.


As of the end of the 2009 season, the Georgia Bulldogs had played 116 seasons with an all-time record of 735–390–34 (a .646 winning percentage). A complete decade by decade list of game results can be found at Georgia Bulldogs football (all games).

Bowl games

Including the 2009 Independence Bowl (played on December 28, 2009), the Georgia Bulldogs have played in 45 bowl games and have a record of 26–16–3 (.602). On the all-time lists, the Bulldogs are sixth for bowls appearances[27] and tied for third for bowl game victories.[28]

Georgia Bulldogs Bowl Games by Year
W/L/T Date Bowl Opponent PF PA Coach
W 01-01-1942 Orange Bowl TCU 40 26 Wally Butts
W 01-01-1943 Rose Bowl UCLA 9 0 Wally Butts
W 01-01-1946 Oil Bowl Tulsa 20 6 Wally Butts
W 01-01-1947 Sugar Bowl North Carolina 20 10 Wally Butts
T 01-01-1948 Gator Bowl Maryland 20 20 Wally Butts
L 01-01-1949 Orange Bowl Texas 28 41 Wally Butts
L 12-09-1950 Presidential Cup Texas A&M 20 40 Wally Butts
W 01-01-1960 Orange Bowl Missouri 14 0 Wally Butts
Wally Butts Bowl Record: 5-2-1
W 12-26-1964 Sun Bowl Texas Tech 7 0 Vince Dooley
W 12-31-1966 Cotton Bowl Classic SMU 24 9 Vince Dooley
L 12-16-1967 Liberty Bowl N. C. State 7 14 Vince Dooley
L 01-01-1969 Sugar Bowl Arkansas 2 16 Vince Dooley
L 12-20-1969 Sun Bowl Nebraska 6 45 Vince Dooley
W 12-31-1971 Gator Bowl North Carolina 7 3 Vince Dooley
W 12-28-1973 Peach Bowl Maryland 17 16 Vince Dooley
L 12-21-1974 Tangerine Bowl Miami, Ohio 10 21 Vince Dooley
L 01-01-1976 Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas 10 31 Vince Dooley
L 01-01-1977 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 3 27 Vince Dooley
L 12-31-1978 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 22 25 Vince Dooley
W 01-01-1981 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 17 10 Vince Dooley
L 01-01-1982 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 20 24 Vince Dooley
L 01-01-1983 Sugar Bowl Penn State 23 27 Vince Dooley
W 01-01-1984 Cotton Bowl Classic Texas 10 9 Vince Dooley
T 12-22-1984 Citrus Bowl Florida State 17 17 Vince Dooley
T 12-28-1985 Sun Bowl Arizona 13 13 Vince Dooley
L 12-23-1986 Hall of Fame Bowl Boston College 24 27 Vince Dooley
W 12-29-1987 Liberty Bowl Arkansas 20 17 Vince Dooley
W 01-01-1989 Gator Bowl Michigan State 34 27 Vince Dooley
Vince Dooley Bowl Record: 8-10-2
L 12-30-1989 Peach Bowl Syracuse 18 19 Ray Goff
W 12-29-1991 Independence Bowl Arkansas 24 15 Ray Goff
W 01-01-1993 Florida Citrus Bowl Ohio State 21 14 Ray Goff
L 12-30-1995 Peach Bowl Virginia 27 34 Ray Goff
Ray Goff Bowl Record: 2-2-0
W 01-01-1998 Outback Bowl Wisconsin 33 6 Jim Donnan
W 12-30-1998 Peach Bowl Virginia 35 33 Jim Donnan
W 01-01-2000 Outback Bowl Purdue 28 25 Jim Donnan
W 12-24-2000 Oahu Bowl Virginia 37 14 Jim Donnan
Jim Donnan Bowl Record: 4-0-0
L 12-28-2001 Music City Bowl Boston College 16 20 Mark Richt
W 01-01-2003 Sugar Bowl Florida State 26 13 Mark Richt
W 01-01-2004 Capital One Bowl Purdue 34 27 Mark Richt
W 01-01-2005 Outback Bowl Wisconsin 24 21 Mark Richt
L 01-01-2006 Sugar Bowl West Virginia 35 38 Mark Richt
W 12-30-2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl Virginia Tech 31 24 Mark Richt
W 01-01-2008 Sugar Bowl Hawaii 41 10 Mark Richt
W 01-01-2009 Capital One Bowl Michigan State 24 12 Mark Richt
W 12-28-2009 Independence Bowl Texas A&M 44 20 Mark Richt
Mark Richt Bowl Record: 7-2-0
Overall Bowl Record: 26-16-3
Georgia Bulldog Bowl Games: All-Time Records by Bowl
Name of Bowl Record Appearances Last Appearance Winning %
Bluebonnet Bowl defunct 0-1 1 1978 Season .000
Capital One Bowl (Formerly Tangerine Bowl and Citrus Bowl) 3-1-1 5 2008 Season .700
Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly Peach Bowl) 3-2 5 2006 Season .600
Cotton Bowl Classic 2-1 3 1983 Season .667
Gator Bowl 2-0-1 3 1988 Season .833
Independence Bowl 2-0 2 2009 Season 1.000
Liberty Bowl 1-1 2 1987 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) 3-1 4 2004 Season .750
Orange Bowl 2-1 3 1959 Season .667
Presidential Cup Bowl defunct 0-1 1 1950 Season .000
Rose Bowl 1-0 1 1943 Season 1.000
Sugar Bowl 4-5 9 2007 Season .444
Sun Bowl 1-1-1 3 1985 Season .500

Team awards and records

National championships

Years in which the Bulldogs finished with a number-one ranking in at least 3 of the final national polls recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame and included in the official NCAA Football Record Book:[10][29]

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl Result
1942 Wallace Butts Houlgate, Sagarin, Litkenhous 11-1 Rose Bowl Georgia 9, UCLA 0
1980 Vince Dooley Coaches, AP 12-0 Sugar Bowl Georgia 17, Notre Dame 10
Total national championships: 2
  • 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 & UPI).

Other years in which the Bulldogs finished with a number-one ranking in at least one of the final national polls and included in the official NCAA Football Record Book:[10][29]

  • 1927 - With a 9-1-0 record, the Bulldogs were called the "dream and wonder team" and were ranked No. 1 in the nation with one regular season game remaining, but were upset by Georgia Tech by a score of 12-0 at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia.[30] Nevertheless, at the end of the season, Georgia was ranked number 1 in two polls recognized by the NCAA.[31] The Bulldogs were also listed as number 1 in two other polls of the 1927 season, but most recognize Illinois as the 1927 National Champion.[32]
  • 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
  • 1946 Georgia went 11-0 and beat North Carolina 20-10 and was proclaimed national champions by one poll recognized by the NCAA.
  • 1968 Georgia was chosen by one national poll when they went 9-1-2 losing to Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. Overtime was not allowed in the NCAA yet so Georgia tied with Tennessee and Houston.

Conference championships

Georgia has won a total of 14 conference championships, including 12 SEC Championships.

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1896 SIAA 4-0
1920 SIAA 8-0-1
1942 SEC 11-0 6-1
1946† SEC 11-0 5-0
1948 SEC 9-2 6-0
1959 SEC 10-1 7-0
1966† SEC 10-1 6-0
1968 SEC 8-1-2 5-0-1
1976 SEC 10-2 6-0
1980 SEC 12-0 6-0
1981† SEC 10-2 6-0
1982 SEC 11-1 6-0
2002 SEC 13-1 7-1
2005 SEC 10-3 6-2
† Denotes co-champions

Divisional championships

As winners of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division, Georgia has made 3 appearances in the SEC Championship Game, with the most recent coming in 2005. The Dawgs are 2–1 in those games. The Dawgs also shared the Division title with Florida and Tennessee in two other years, but tie-breakers allowed Florida and Tennessee to go to the championship game in 1992 and 2007, respectively.

Year Division Championship SEC CG Result Opponent PF PA
1992 SEC East NA Did Not Play X X
2002 SEC East W Arkansas 30 3
2003 SEC East L LSU 13 34
2005 SEC East W LSU 34 14
2007 SEC East NA Did Not Play X X
Totals 5 2-1 - 77 51


Following the 1995 season, the NCAA changed the rules to allow for overtime on games tied at the end of four quarters. Until that time, the Bulldogs had tied 34 times. Since then, Georgia has participated in six overtimes game and has won four of those games for a winning percentage of .667.

Year Opponent Venue Number of OT Victor Score
1996 Auburn Jordan Hare Stadium 4OT Georgia 56-49
1999 Georgia Tech Grant Field 1OT Georgia Tech 48-51
2000 Purdue Outback Bowl 1OT Georgia 28-25
2000 Auburn Jordan Hare Stadium 1OT Auburn 26-29
2003 Purdue Capital One Bowl 1OT Georgia 34-27
2007 Alabama Bryant Denny Stadium 1OT Georgia 26-23


  • Georgia's victory over Auburn on November 11, 2006 was the Bulldogs' 700th win.


National award winners

Frank Sinkwich - 1942
Herschel Walker - 1982
Charley Trippi - 1946
Herschel Walker - 1982
Herschel Walker - 1982
Champ Bailey - 1998
David Pollack - 2004
Garrison Hearst - 1992
Matt Stinchcomb - 1998
Garrison Hearst - 1992
David Pollack - 2004
David Pollack - 2004
Bill Stanfill - 1968
David Pollack - 2003, 2004
Drew Butler - 2009


The Bulldogs have had 67 players selected as All-Americans.[33] Of those 67 players, 24 were consensus All-Americans, as so-designated by NCAA rules.[34] While several players were selected in more than one year, only Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker and David Pollack were selected as consensus All-Americans more than once.

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

Georgia Bulldogs All-Americans
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 Candler 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, DC
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 Outside 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
Designates a consensus All-American
Designates a consensus All-American that was selected by a unanimous vote

College Football Hall of Fame

Eleven former players have been inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame.[35] In addition, one former player, Pat Dye has been inducted into the Hall as a coach. The ten players inducted into the Hall are:

Current (2009) notable players

Coaching history

Head coaching records

The Bulldogs have had 25 head coaches:[11]

Name Seasons All W/L/T Win %
25 Mark Richt 2001-present 90-27-0 .769
24 Jim Donnan 1996-2000 40-19-0 .678
23 Ray Goff 1989-1995 46-34-1 .574
22 Vince Dooley 1964-1988 201-77-10 .715
21 Johnny Griffith 1961-1963 10-16-4 .400
20 Wally Butts 1939-1960 140-86-9 .615
19 Joel Hunt 1938 5-4-1 .550
18 Harry Mehre 1928-1937 59-34-6 .626
17 George “Kid” Woodruff 1923-1927 30-16-1 .649
16 Herman Stegeman 1920-1922 20-6-3 .741
15 W. A. Cunningham 1910-1919 43-18-9 .679
13 & 14 James Coulter & Frank Dobson 1909 1-4-2 .286
12 Branch Bocock 1908 5-2-1 .688
11 W. S. Whitney 1906-1907 6-7-2 .467
10 Marvin D. Dickinson 1903, 1905 4-9-0 .308
9 Charles A. Barnard 1904 1-5-0 .167
8 Billy Reynolds 1901-1902 5-7-3 .433
7 E. E. Jones 1900 2-4-0 .333
6 Gordon Saussy 1899 2-3-1 .417
5 Charles McCarthy 1897-1898 6-3-0 .667
4 Glenn “Pop” Warner 1895-1896 7-4-0 .636
3 Robert Winston 1894 5-1-0 .833
2 Ernest Brown 1893 2-2-1 .500
1 Charles Herty 1892 1-1-0 .500
TOTALS 1892-Present 723-384-34 .649

Coaching awards

Vince Dooley - 2001
Vince Dooley - 1980
Brian VanGorder - 2003

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Final AP polls from 1936 to 2005". Patrick L Dunn. Retrieved 2007-01-03.  17 times from 1980 to 2005
  3. ^ "Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book" (PDF). pp. 118. Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  4. ^ a b Herty Field State Historical Marker
  5. ^ a b c d Georgia Football Through the Years
  6. ^ Pop Warner in the Cornell Chronicle
  7. ^ Tar Heels Credited with Throwing First Forward Pass
  8. ^ This Day in Georgia History: October 30, Ed Jackson and Charly Pou, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia
  9. ^ UGA Historic Athletic Grounds Historical Marker
  10. ^ a b c d Georgia Football National Championships
  11. ^ a b c d e Former Head Coaches
  12. ^ a b c All-Time Winningest Division 1-A Teams
  13. ^ Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book, page 331
  14. ^ Wally Butts profile in the College Football Hall of Fame
  15. ^ History on Sic'Em
  16. ^ a b Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book, page 332
  17. ^ Vince Dooley profile in the College Football Hall of Fame
  18. ^ Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book, page 334
  19. ^ Mark Richt Biography on
  20. ^ Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference Champions
  21. ^ Southern Conference History, Southern Conference 2006 Media Guide (accessed December 11, 2006)
  22. ^ a b c Georgia Traditions
  23. ^ Chris Low, Glory, glory to Larry Munson, ESPN, September 22, 2008. Retrieved 02-14-2009.
  24. ^ Munson, legendary radio voice for Georgia, retires suddenly, ESPN, September 23, 2008. Retrieved 02-14-2009.
  25. ^ 4/1/2002 Press release regarding the Dog Walk and other matters
  26. ^ a b c d e f Georgia vs. All Competition, as supplemented by 2006 results
  27. ^ "Most Bowl Appearances". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  28. ^ Football Data Warehouse "Most Bowl Wins". Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  29. ^ a b "Past Division I-A Football National Champions". Retrieved 2007-01-13. 
  30. ^ "Football National Championships". UGA Sports Communications. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 
  31. ^ "Past Division I-A Football National Champions". Retrieved 2007-01-13. Georgia listed number one by Boand System and Poling System. Illinois was listed number one in five of the nine polls recognized by the NCAA.
  32. ^ *"1927 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-13.  Georgia also listed number 1 by 1st-N-Goal and James Howell. Illinois was listed number one in a total of 14 polls.
  33. ^ All-American Georgia Bulldogs
  34. ^ Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book, pp 213-228
  35. ^ Hall of Fame Bulldogs

Suggested reading

  • Stegeman, John F. (1997). The Ghosts of Herty Field: Early Days on a Southern Gridiron, Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0820319597
  • Reed, Thomas Walter (1949). Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. History of the University of Georgia Chapter XVII: Athletics at the University from the Beginning Through 1947 imprint pages 3420-3691

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