10. Lars Tate
The group of running backs that played for Georgia football in the mid-1980’s is probably the best in school history. So it was hard to choose just one player. But someone had to be on this list and I chose Lars Tate over Tim Worley and Keith Henderson.
In my mind, he was the best of the group and he’s the only one of them to play four years. In 1984 he was just a back-up but still rushed for 421 yards with three touchdowns. In 1985 he had less carries as Worley and Henderson joined him. Each of them had around 100 carries that year. Henderson actually led that group with 731 yards. Worley had 627 yards and Tate had 626.
But in 1986, Lars Tate took over. Worley only appeared in four games that year and Henderson only played in nine. Tate stepped up and rushed for 954 yards with 16 touchdowns. Plus he had his best receiving season with 22 catches for 214 yards.
Neither Henderson or Worley played in 1987 so Tate (and someone we’ll talk about later) shinned rushing for 1,016 yards with 14 touchdowns, which is actually second in school history for a senior.
He left Athens second in school history with 3,017 rushing yards. He’s now ranked fifth. His 36 career touchdowns is tied for second with Todd Gurley.