Georgia legacies continue between the Hedges: Dooley and Sinkwich.

Nov 29, 2008; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs former head coach Vince Dooley on the field during the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
Nov 29, 2008; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs former head coach Vince Dooley on the field during the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE /

Everyone in Dawg Nation knows about Frank Sinkwich and Vince Dooley. Well there is a new generation of Sinkwich’s and Dooley’s returning to the hedges.

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Vince Dooley:

Dooley a Hall of Fame Head Coach was very involved with the Bulldogs athletics. He was the beloved coach that helped Georgia win the National Title in 1980. He was the Head Coach for Georgia from 1964-1988. Dooley also was the Athletic Director for Georgia from 1979-2004.

In 2004 he was a recipient of James J. Corbett Memorial Award which is presented to the top director of athletics who is devoted to intercollegiate athletics and worked to improve it non stop.

In 2008 Dooley had an Athletic Complex named after him, and all the south campus athletic facilities are named after him as well.

Dooley’s Awards & Accomplishments:

As a Head Coach:

Inducted into College Hall of Fame in 1994

2001 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award from American Football Coaches Association for lifetime contributions to the sport of football.

25 seasons (1964-88)

20 Bowl Games

201 victories ranked third nationally among active coaches at time of his retirement

1980 National Championship

Six SEC Championships (1966, 68, 76, 80, 81, 82)

1980 and 82 NCAA National Coach of the Year

SEC Coach of the Year seven times

State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Sun Bowl Hall of Fame

Georgia-Florida game Hall of Fame

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame

As an Athletic Director:

2009 recipient of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

2007 Homer Rice Award presented by the Division 1-A Athletic Directors Association.

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from Atlanta Sports Council

2006 recipient of the Wooden Award presented by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame

2005 Francis J. “Reds” Bagnell Award Contributions to the Game of Football by the Maxwell Club

2005 Bob Woodruff Award for outstanding contributions to college athletics by the Knoxville, Tenn., Quarterback Club

2004 James J. Corbett Award recipient from NACDA

2004 John L. Toner Award from National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

2004 Contributions to College Football Award presented by National College Football Awards Association and ESPN

2004 Selected to Georgia Trend Magazine Hall of Fame.

2000 Named by Georgia Trend Magazine one of Top 100 Georgians of the Century.

2001 NACDA Division 1-A Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year.

1984 “Georgian of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

1984 “Sports Administrator of the Year” by the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

JT Dooley:

The grandson of Vince Dooley the historic coach for the Georgia Bulldogs. Coincidently JT plays for the same high school that Georgia great Matthew Stafford came from. He plays wide receiver for Highland Park Fighting Scots. Coming in at 6’2 180lbs, he has the prototypical size that Georgia wants at wide receiver. JT may eventually get a real shot at some playing time, but he will provide a quality look on the scout team for the Dawgs.

Frank Sinkwich:

Sinkwich was the first Heisman trophy winner for the Georgia Bulldogs. He also led the Georgia freshman team affectionately known as the “Point-A-Minute” Bulldogs to an undefeated season. Sinkwich helped lead Georgia to a National Championship thanks to his outstanding ability as a ball carrier. He was the first of many running backs to make Georgia known as Running Back University.

Sinkwich’s Awards & Accomplishments:

Heisman Trophy – Most Valuable Player in the United States (1942)

Douglas Fairbanks Trophy – Most Valuable Player in the United States (1941 and 1942)

Sports News – Number one Player in United States (1942)

Daily News – Number One Player in United States (1942)

Atlanta Touchdown Trophy – Most Valuable Player in Southeast (1942)

All Southern – halfback (1940)

All Southeastern Conference by United Press International – 1940

Liberty All-American – 1941-42

Bill Stern All-American – 1941-42

Swank All-American – 1941

United Press International – 1941-42

Associated Press All-American – 1941-42

Central Press All-American – 1941-42

Life Magazine All-American – 1941-42

All-American Board – 1941-42

Kate Smith All-American – 1941-42

Blue Network All-American – 1942

Sporting News All-American – 1941-42

Boston All-American – 1941-42

Esquire All-American – 1941-42

New York Daily News All-American – 1941-42

New York Daily Sun All-American – 1941-42

Collier’s All-American – 1941-42

Saturday Evening Post All-American, Nation’s #1 Player 1941-42

Time Magazine All-American, Nation’s #1 Player 1941-42

All-Southeastern Conference – 1941-42

Frank Sinkwich IV:

The great-grandson of Frank Sinkwich has accepted a preferred walk on spot. Finishing his senior season at 5’11 236lbs, he is pretty undersized for what Georgia wants on the offensive line. He may not get a chance to suit up for the Dawgs on Saturday’s. He plays offensive guard for Athens Academy, and will continue to play for the offensive line for Georgia’s scout team.