Georgia Football: The All-Time Greatest Penn Wagers Games (video)

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2003 Georgia – Georgia Tech: Meet Me at the Wrecking Ball

In 2003, the Georgia Tech player most likely to have his jersey retired by the University of Georgia came together with the man most likely to be banned from the University of Georgia.

He’s a fun one to watch.

It was a strange brew the two concocted on the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2003.

With Reggie Ball under center and Penn Wagers managing the on field festivities, Clean Old Fashioned Hate became Just Plane Mean. The Dawgs got under Ball’s skin early and Wagers and his crew were forced to call eight  personal fouls. Most agree they could have called many more. Savannahnow quoted Mark Richt , “If this was a regular game, I think a lot more flags would have been called.”

It was another great moment for the Bulldogs and the first of four lousy ones for Reggie Ball. Penn Wagers made personal history, recording his first moment of notoriety when late in the second half he brought Georgia Quarterback David Greene and Tech Linebacker Keyaron Fox together to shake hands. Wagers told the pair he could throw a flag after every play. It seemed like he did. And while the tone of the game was not his fault, Wagers could not wash off its stink and the seeds of a not so beautiful friendship were sown.

Enjoy the work of the young man who Brian Griese said, “Unquestionably will be the freshman player of the year in the ACC.”

Brad Nessler concurred, “He’s a fun one to watch.”


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