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And The Nations Number One Player Of The Last Half Century Is…?

Herschel Walker caught at the high point of one of his patented goal-line leaps Photo: Georgia Sports Communications
Herschel Walker caught at the high point of one of his patented goal-line leaps
Photo: Georgia Sports Communications

 
 
He’s number one in the hearts of all Dawgs, but Athlon Sports just named Herschel the best college football player in the last 50 years – but we already knew that.
 
 
1. Herschel Walker RB, Georgia, 1980-82
Walker stampeded onto the college football scene in his first game by barreling over Tennessee’s Bill Bates, and from there, his legend only grew. The 1982 Heisman winner led the Bulldogs to a 33–3 record and the 1980 national championship during his three seasons in Athens, rushing for 5,259 yards — still an SEC record — and 49 touchdowns.
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.