College Football Hall Of Fame In Atlanta To Feature 32 Local Players

The goal of any SEC football player is to reach Atlanta, the site of the biggest conference championship game in college football. With the College Football Hall of Fame set to leave South Bend for Atlanta in 2013, getting to Atlanta isn't just an SEC thing any more. Canton, Cooperstown, Springfield, and the A. Not bad, huh?

Thirty-two players from Peach State schools are already enshrined, and that number's set to boom with Reggie Ball's eligibility drawing nigh. Because this is more exciting than the World of Coke's 90 flavors of Brazilian jaguar residue cola or Georgia Aquarium's ... fish (?), here's the rundown so you can start planning your first visit. Do we tailgate outside of this thing, or what? 

Name, tenure, and year of induction for each:

Georgia Bulldogs:

Kevin Butler, kicker 1981-1984 2001
Wally Butts, head coach 1939-1960 1997
Jim Donnan, head coach <--- double-take every time, right? 1996-2000 2009
Vince Dooley, head coach 1964-1988 1994
Bill Hartman, fullback 1935-1937 1984
Terry Hoage, safety 1980-1983 2000
Bob McWhorter, halfback 1910-1913 1954
John Rauch, quarterback 1945-1948 2003
Frank Sinkwich, halfback 1940-1942 1954
Vernon Smith, end 1929-1931 1979
Bill Stanfill, defensive tackle 1966-1968 1998
Fran Tarkenton, quarterback 1958-1960 1987
Charley Trippi, halfback 1942-1946 1959
Herschel Walker, running back 1980-1982 1999
Pop Warner, head coach 1895-1896 1951

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets:

Bill Alexander, head coach 1920-1944 1951
Maxie Baughan, center 1957-1959 1988
Ray Beck, guard 1948-1951 1997
Bobby Davis, tackle 1944-1947 1978
Bobby Dodd, head coach 1945-1966 1993
Bill Fincher, end 1916-1920 1974
Buck Flowers, halfback 1916-1920 1955
Joe Guyon, halfback 1917-1918 1971
John Heisman, head coach 1904-1919 1954
George Morris, center 1950-1952 1981
Larry Morris, center 1951-1954 1992
Peter Pund, center 1926-1928 1963
Randy Rhino, safety 1972-1974 2002
Everett Strupper, halfback 1915-1917 1972
Pat Swilling, defensive end 1982-1985 2009


Jessie Tuggle, Valdosta St. Blazers linebacker 1983-1986 2007
Tracy Ham, Georgia Southern Eagles quarterback 1983-1986 2007

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