The All-Time Underappreciated Georgia Football Team

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Specialists: Bobby Etter and Zeke Bratkowski

Bobby Etter was the best straight toe kicker in Georgia football history. He ranks seventh on the single season percentage list and fourth on the all-time Georgia career percentage list. In 1964, he made all of his extra points. He also scored the most dramatic touchdown by a Georgia kicking specialist when he scooped up an errant snap and scrambled five yards, tumbling into the endzone for the winning score against Florida in 1964.

Bratkowski is widely recognized as one of the greatest of all Georgia quarterbacks, playing many years in the NFL. His greatest work on the field came as the “super-sub” to Bart Starr, repeatedly replacing the injured Starr to lead the Green Bay Packers to victory, often in dramatic style.

The team-first me-second Bratkowski is famously quoted, “Coach (Vince) Lombardi has to go with one quarterback, with Bart, and I have to be ready.” Indeed  – there was never before or since a so successful back up NFL quarterback.

After his playing career, Bratkowski served as offensive coordinator for the Packers, Bears, Colts, Browns and Eagles.

While Bratkowski is widely recognized for his quarterbacking and coaching efforts, he was also an outstanding punter, leading the nation as a Bulldog senior in punting in 1953.

Pound for pound, no one is as underappreciated as our defensive line choices.

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