The University of Georgia has had a storied history that dates back into the 1800's. During that time they have had players that will go down as some of the greatest to ever play the college game.
Does that same greatness stay with them while they are in the NFL?
History suggests that it does not, with there being only 24 Dawgs to be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft since 1943.
Lets face it, to truly be judged as a great NFL player you have to make Pro-Bowl teams, All-Pro teams, play on Super Bowl teams, or win MVP awards.
Out of all the Dawgs to enter the NFL only 27 of them have ever made a Pro-Bowl and only 21 have made an All-Pro team.
If you are truly a great NFL player you will get voted to the Pro-Bowl or make an All-Pro team even if you do play on a team that can not make it to the Super Bowl.
This is a list of the Top 10 Bulldogs that have made it in the NFL. They will go down not only as great college players, but also as great NFL players.
10) Ray Donaldson - Center -1980 to 1996
Donaldson was drafted in the second round by the Colts and played 17 seasons with the Colts, Seahawks, and Cowboys. He played in six Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro one time. He played for the Super Bowl Champion Cowboys in 1996.
9) Len Hauss - Center - 1964 to 1977
Hauss was drafted in the ninth round by the Redskins and played his entire 14 year career in a Redskin uniform. He played in six Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro three times. He played on the 1973 team that was able to make the Super Bowl.
8) Champ Bailey - Corner back - 1999 to Present
Bailey was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft as the No. 7 overall pick by the Redskins. He has played for both the Redskins and the Broncos during his career. He has played in eight Pro-Bowls and has been voted to the All-Pro team six times.
7) Guy McIntyre - Guard - 1984 to 1996
McIntyre was drafted in the third round by the 49ers and has played for the 49ers, Packers, and Eagles during his 13 year career. He played in five Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro three times. He played on three Super Bowl Championship teams with the 49ers.
6) Bill Stanfill - Defensive End - 1969 to 1976
Stanfill was drafted in the first round with the No. 11 overall pick by the Dolphins. He played his entire seven year career in a Dolphins uniform. He played in four Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro three times. He played on three Super Bowl teams with the Dolphins with two of those teams winning the Lombardi trophy.
5) Richard Seymour - Defensive End - 2001 to Present
Seymour was drafted in the first round with the No. 6 overall pick by the Patriots. He has played his entire eight years in a Patriots uniform. He has played in five Pro-Bowls and has been voted an All-Pro four times during his career. He has played on three Super Bowl Championship teams with the Patriots.
4) Hines Ward - Wide Receiver - 1998 to Present
Ward was drafted in the third round by the Steelers and he has played his entire 11 year career in a Steelers uniform. He has played in four Pro-Bowls and has been voted All-Pro three times. He has played on two Super Bowl Championship teams with the Steelers winning the Super Bowl MVP in 2006.
3) Jake Scott - Safety - 1970 to 1978
Scott was drafted in the seventh round by the Dolphins and played for both the Dolphins and the Redskins during his nine year career. He played in five Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro four times. He played on three Super Bowl teams with the Dolphins winning two of them and was voted Super Bowl MVP in 1973.
2) Terrell Davis - Running Back - 1995 to 2002
Davis was drafted in the sixth round by the Broncos and played his entire eight year career in a Broncos uniform. He played in three Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro three times. He played on two Bronco Super Bowl Championship teams while winning the Super Bowl MVP in 1997.
Davis was also a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year and was voted NFL MVP in 1998.
1) Fran Tarkenton - Quarterback - 1961 to 1978
Tarkenton was drafted in the third round by the Vikings and played for the Vikings on two different occasions along with the Giants during his 18 year career. He played in nine Pro-Bowls and was voted an All-Pro six times.
He played on three Viking Super Bowl teams coming up short in each one. He was also a NFL Offensive Player of the Year, a Pro-Bowl MVP, and was voted NFL MVP in 1975. Tarkenton's No. 10 is retired in the Vikings' organization and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
There is my list, I hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to comment if you think I got this list right or even if I got it wrong. Look forward to more Top 10 lists in the next few weeks.