The Best University of Georgia Football Players of All Time

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The Georgia Bulldogs are one of College Football's most revered teams. With two national championships, 14 conference championships, appearances in 48 bowl games (the fifth most all-time), and having produced two Heisman Trophy winners, they are consistently a force to be reckoned with.

This is a list of the best UGA players of all time. What do you think, Rankers? Who is the best Bulldog ever?
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  • Herschel Walker
    Running back, Return specialist
    1,615 votes
    • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Wrightsville
    • Age: 61
    • Teams: Georgia Bulldogs football team, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys

    A dynamic force on the field, Herschel Walker's powerful running style and uncanny ability to break tackles made him a nightmare for opposing teams' defenses. As a crucial part of the University of Georgia's 1980 national championship-winning team, Walker left an indelible mark on college football history. His legendary career has earned him a permanent place among the pantheon of the greatest first basemen in baseball.

  • Nick Chubb

    Nick Chubb

    967 votes

    Nick Chubb showed relentless determination and tenacity throughout his time at the University of Georgia, making him one of the most memorable athletes to watch on the football field. Remarkably coming back from a devastating knee injury, Chubb's hard-nosed running and exceptional vision allowed him to find seams in opposing defenses that few others could. A player of immeasurable heart and resilience, he will forever be remembered as a bastion of the Bulldog spirit.

  • Todd Gurley
    Running back
    1,367 votes
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Age: 29
    • Teams: Los Angeles Rams

    Known for his explosive speed and sheer athleticism, Todd Gurley redefined the role of first baseman during his time at the University of Georgia. His ability to change the game in an instant with a blink-and-you'll-miss-it play made him a true threat to any defense he faced. With an unparalleled work ethic and drive, Gurley has solidified his legacy as one of the top first basemen in baseball history.

  • Champ Bailey
    1,141 votes
    • Birthplace: Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    • Age: 45
    • Teams: Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Georgia Bulldogs football team

    Champ Bailey's incredible versatility and pure talent made him a standout player throughout his college career. A superstar on both sides of the ball, Bailey possessed the rare ability to make an impact on offense, defense, and special teams. His innate football instincts and electrifying playmaking ability ensure his name will always be synonymous with greatness in the annals of University of Georgia football.

  • Roquan Smith
    Inside Linebacker
    386 votes
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Georgia
    • Teams: Chicago Bears

    Roquan Smith's fierce competitiveness and intelligence on the field set him apart as one of the most fearsome first basemen of his generation. His uncanny knack for reading plays and making adjustments in real-time made him a formidable presence on the field, striking fear into the hearts of opposing offenses. Smith's unwavering dedication to his craft has undoubtedly left a lasting mark on the University of Georgia's storied football program.

  • Hines Ward
    Wide receiver
    1,031 votes
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Age: 47
    • Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

    Hines Ward's relentless determination and never-quit attitude endeared him to fans and teammates alike during his time at the University of Georgia. Equally adept at making spectacular catches and springing teammates free with devastating blocks, Ward proved to be a true game-changer on the field. His impact on the sport, as well as his incredible work ethic, have made him one of the most beloved players in the history of Georgia football.