Georgia Football: Bulldogs' All-Time NFL Offensive Unit
The Georgia Bulldogs have had a very successful football program. They play in the SEC, which is arguably the toughest conference in college football, and have sent many players to the NFL, where they have succeeded.
Among the many offensive weapons the Bulldogs have produced over the years, here is a look at Georgia's all-time NFL offensive unit.
Fran Tarkenton is the best quarterback from the University of Georgia. He led the Bulldogs to a Southeastern Conference championship in 1959. He was drafted in 1961 by the Minnesota Vikings, was voted to nine Pro Bowls and won one NFL MVP award in 1975.
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Herschel Walker is the best player in the history of the University of Georgia. He is a three-time All-America selection and won the 1982 Heisman trophy. Walker had a short stint in the United States Football League with the New Jersey Generals. He then went on to the NFL, where he played for the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants and Vikings.
Terrell Davis is another Bulldog that succeeded in the NFL. He was the featured back in Georgia's offense in 1993 and was drafted in the sixth round by the Denver Broncos. Davis was a two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player. Davis had a successful career and retired in 2002.
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Hines Ward has been very productive in the NFL. During his time at Georgia, Ward achieved All-SEC honors in his 1997 season and was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ward has won two Super Bowls, one Super Bowl MVP award and is a four-time Pro Bowl receiver.
A.J. Green is a young wide receiver that has a bright future in the NFL. Green emerged as one of the best wide receivers in college football during his time in Athens. He received Rookie of the Year honors in the SEC his freshman year and was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he has become one of QB Andy Dalton's primary receivers.
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Leonard Pope has been a very consistent tight end in both college and pro football. Pope played for the Bulldogs from 2003- 2005 and was drafted in 2007 by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round. Pope emerged as a red-zone target his rookie year with five touchdown catches.
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Max Jean Gilles was a great offensive lineman for the Bulldogs. He was a consensus All-America selection in 2005 and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Gilles has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers.
Jon Stinchcomb was a dominant lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs. In 2002, he was an All-American and was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played with the Saints his entire career and retired in 2010.
Matt Stinchcomb was another fantastic lineman for the Bulldogs. He was a two-time All-American and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers until he retired in 2006.
Clint Boling had a solid career at UGA. He was nominated as an All-American and started 49 career games. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 NFL draft.
Dennis Roland played tackle for the Bulldogs in 2005. He was not drafted in 2006, but was signed and has started for the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cincinnati Bengals.