Georgia Bulldogs football great Bob Taylor passes away

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Former University of Georgia football standout Bob Taylor passed away Thursday, August 7, at his home in LaGrange, Ga. He was 70.

Among his Bulldog career highlights, Taylor was perhaps best known for scoring the winning touchdown to defeat fifth-ranked and defending national champion Alabama 18-17 in 1965, with the famous “Flea-Flicker” play. Before retirement, Bob was employed with Tenneco Company as a Motivational Speaker.

Georgiadogs.com reports survivors include his daughter, Lisa Taylor (Brett) Stewart; grandson, Brock Stewart; siblings, Beth Taylor McDonald, Jo Taylor (Dan) Payne, Mal (Lita) Taylor, Flor Taylor, Hope (Debra) Taylor, and Martin (Carolyn) Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange with Pastor Hope Taylor officiating. Taylor was buried in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Taylor.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

The entire Dawn of the Dawg family expresses heartfelt condolences to Bob Taylor’s family, friends and former teammates. It’s always sad when a legend passes, and the Bulldog Nation will mourn the loss of Bob Taylor.

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