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Georgia Bulldogs to Honor Vince Dooley, Charley Trippi During Huge Game with Tennessee

November 2, 2022
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ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs will honor the passing of two of the program’s largest legends this Saturday in a game against Tennessee. 

Former Georgia RB Charley Trippi and former head coach Vince Dooley will be recognized by their former school during the epic showdown with the Vols. According to UGA officials, the Bulldogs will wear a helmet decal honoring Trippi, and special patch honoring Dooley. 

In addition, there will be a moment of silence Saturday for the two former legends. 

Georgia will also have a video tribute to both Dooley and Trippi. The turf at Sanford Stadium, which is named Vince Dooley Field, will also have special markings commemorating the special occasion. 



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A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, as well as the Georgia and Alabama Sports Halls of Fame, Dooley is Georgia’s winningest football coach with 201 victories, six SEC titles and the 1980 national championship in his 25 years leading the Bulldogs (1964-88). He was also the recipient of numerous awards for his service as director of athletics over a 25 year tenure (1979-2004).

For over 50 years, Dooley had an enduring impact on the University of Georgia, the Southeastern Conference, and college athletics across the country. Serving as head football coach at UGA from 1963 to 1989 and as director of athletics from 1979 to 2004, he was a man of great foresight in times of charting the future, a man of stability in times of change, and a man of vision in critical times that have helped shape the path of college athletics.

Trippi began earning Hall of Fame distinction as a sophomore by leading the Bulldogs to a 9-0 victory over U.C.L.A. in the 1943 Rose Bowl game in which he was named the game’s outstanding player after rushing for 130 yards.
 
Born Dec. 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pa., Trippi was a unanimous All-America selection in 1946 after leading Georgia to a perfect 11-0 record, SEC championship, and victory over North Carolina in the Sugar Bowl game.  His senior season, he led the SEC in scoring with 84 points and finished the year with 1,366 yards total offense (744 rushing and 622 passing).  He was runnerup for the Heisman Trophy in ’46 and won the Maxwell Award, given annually to the most valuable player in the country.

 
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