The All-Time Underappreciated Georgia Football Team

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Running Backs: Glynn Harrison and Willie McClendon

“Gliding” Glynn Harrison’s running style and ability must be seen – it cannot be described. The perfect running back for former Georgia Offensive Coordinator Bill Pace’s veer, Harrison garnered All-SEC Honors in 1974 and 1975.

He ranks third on the all-time Georgia annual yards per carry list behind Rodney Hampton and Charlie Trippi and ahead of Garrison Hearst. He ranks second on the career yards per carry list behind Trippi. In 1974, he led the team in total offense with 1132 yards.

Head coach Vince Dooley saw enough of the veer by 1978 and returned to his bread and butter, the I formation. Georgia had one veteran running back on campus, Willie McClendon. McClendon, with a determined group of seniors, carried Georgia to within a single point of the SEC Championship. I

n so doing, McClendon broke the Georgia single season rushing record set three and a half decades earlier by Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich. The Chicago Bears drafted McClendon and he backed up Gary Payton for four years.

Three of the biggest plays in Georgia football history were made by a couple of Athens own, both underappreciated receivers.

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