10: Johnny Carson
Georgia’s Johnny Carson is not to be confused with the other Johnny Carson, Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame member Fiddlin’ John Carson. And Georgia’s Carson never had Ed McMahon as a side kick. However, he would have looked great executing the classic Carson golf swing.
More from Georgia Football
- Georgia Football: Top 5 Nick Chubb Moments at Georgia
- Georgia Football: Know the enemy UAB Blazers
- Georgia Football: Should laundry list of injuries be a cause to panic?
- Georgia Football: Report cards for Week 3 game against South Carolina
- Georgia football: Sunday afternoon thoughts and feelings
Receiving his passes from the rocket arm of Zeke Bratkowski, Carson led Georgia in receiving in 1952 with 467 yards on 32 catches with 2 touchdowns, the nation in 1953 as an All-American with 45 catches for 663 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was a first pick of the Redskins and played through the 1959 season.
Carson was one of Georgia’s greatest all around athlete. He starred on the basketball and baseball teams and is the first of only two two-sport All-Americans from Georgia, honored for golf 1951 and football in 1953.
Next: The Name That Launched the Greatest Headline