Hall of Fame

Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


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The Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Office created the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame to acknowledge the many great records, performances, career highlights and outstanding memories that have made the Florida-Georgia game one of college football’s best traditions. With their induction, the 2017 inductees become permanently etched into the historical fabric of this storied rivalry.

Attend the Induction
Friday, Oct. 27 – 11:30 a.m.

US Assure West Club at EverBank Field

Reserved seating is $60
Corporate tables (10 seats) are $600
For tickets, call the Office of Sports and Entertainment at (904) 630-7244.


2017 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Inductees


Lito Sheppard

Hall of FameJacksonville native, Lito Sheppard, exceeded expectations when he joined the Florida Gators in 1999. Playing for legendary coach Steve Spurrier, Sheppard continued his All-American ways at Florida. Sheppard had plenty of big games at Florida, but he always seemed to save his best games for the one in Jacksonville. He recorded two interceptions in his career against Georgia, including a key 61-yard interception return late in the second quarter in the 2000 game. He never lost a game to the Dawgs, going 3-0. During his 10 year NFL career, he would go on to play for the Eagles, Jets, Vikings, and Raiders.

TIM TEBOW

Hall of FameJacksonville’s own Tim Tebow is widely regarded as one of the greatest college football players of all time; he was the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy, as well as the Davey O’Brien Trophy and Maxwell Award. Tebow also won two National Championships and two SEC Championships for the Gators in 2006 and 2008.He was a two-time First-team All-American selection and a three-time First-team All-SEC choice. His Florida senior class was the winningest class in SEC history with a record of 48-7.The Denver Broncos selected him in the 1st round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

RANDALL GODFREY

Hall of FameOne of the greatest linebackers in Georgia history, Randall Godfrey was another stellar defender to play between the hedges. Godfrey burst onto the scene at Georgia, leading the team in tackles with 114. He continued his stellar play at Georgia over the next three seasons, racking up 365 total tackles and multiple All-SEC honors during his career. Godfrey is a part of a very unique group in the rivalry that played in the only two games since 1933 that were not held in Jacksonville. During his 12 year NFL career, Godfrey would go on to play for the Cowboys, Titans, Seahawks, Chargers, and Redskins.

KNOWSHON MORENO

Hall of FameKnowshon Moreno added an exciting new chapter to the Georgia history books. After redshirting during the 2006 season, Moreno split carries with fellow running back Thomas Brown to start the 2007 season; just in time for the Georgia-Florida game. Moreno was the star of the game. His leaping touchdown in the first quarter caused one of the most iconic moments in the rivalry’s history. Moreno continued his stellar play to finish the 2007 season, finishing the year with 1,334 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Moreno was drafted 12th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and would go on to play 6 seasons in the NFL for the Broncos and the Miami Dolphins.

Greg McGarity

Hall of FameUniversity of Georgia graduate Greg McGarity was named Director of Athletics at UGA on August 13, 2010, after serving 18 years in the athletic department at the University of Florida. Since that time, McGarity has emphasized exploring new ideas and initiatives designed to move the organization forward in all areas of competition, academics, service, and exceptional experiences for student-athletes and supporters. Since he became Director of Athletics, 18 Georgia teams have been ranked in the nation’s top 20 and 10 in the top ten and Georgia’s standing in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, which annually measures athletic teams success in NCAA championships, has improved from 20th in 2011 to 10th in 2013 and is consistently in the top 20.

Previous Inductees


University of Georgia


  • Vince Dooley (1996)
    Buck Belue (1996)
    Frank Sinkwich (1996)
    Herschel Walker (1996)
    Terry Hoage (1997)
    Lindsay Scott (1997)
    Wally Butts (1998)
    Jake Scott (1998)
    Bill Stanfill (1998)
    Tommy Thurson (1998)
    Charley Trippi (1998)
    Richard Appleby (1999)
    Matt Robinson (1999)
    Mike Cavan (2000)
    John Rauch (2000)
    Charley Britt (2001)
    Robert Edwards (2001)
    Bob Etter (2002)
    Ray Goff (2002)
    Kevin Butler (2003)
    George Patton (2003)
    Larry Munson (2004)
    Erk Russell (2004)
    Cy Grant (2005)
    Kevin McLee (2005)
  • Rodney Hampton (2006)
    Willie McClendon (2006)
    Dan Magill (2007)
    Tim Worley (2007)
    Gene Washington (2008)
    Eric Zeier (2008)
    Garrison Hearst (2009)
    David Pollack (2009)
    Knox Culpepper (2010)
    Zek Bratkowski (2010)
    John Brantley (2011)
    Bill Saye (2011)
    David Greene (2012)
    Charles Whittemore (2012)
    Peter Anderson (2013)
    Matt Stinchcomb (2013)
    Pat Dye (2014)
    Ben Zambiasi (2014)
    Rex Robinson (2015)
    Richard Seymour (2015)
    Marcus Stroud (2016)
    Scott Woerner (2016)

University of Florida


  • Kerwin Bell (1996)
    Ray Graves (1996)
    Shane Matthews (1996)
    Steve Spurrier (1996)
    Danny Wuerffel (1997)
    Jack Youngblood (1997)
    Rick Casares (1998)
    Larry “Dupe” Dupree (1998)
    “Chuck” Hunsinger (1998)
    Charles LaPradd (1998)
    Richard Trapp (1998)
    Fred Taylor (2008)
    Carlos Alvarez (1999)
    Jimmy Dunn (1999)
    Joe Brodsky (2000)
    Howell Boney (2000)
    Chris Doering (2001)
    John Reaves (2001)
    Norm Carlson (2002)
    Norm Carlson (2002)
    Ricky Nattiel (2002)
    Buford Long (2003)
    Errict Rhett (2003)
    Wes Chandler (2004)
    Reidel Anthony (2004)
  • Jeremy Foley (2005)
    Don Gaffney (2005)
    Ike Hilliard (2006)
    Lee McGriff (2006)
    Galen Hall (2007)
    Doug Johnson (2007)
    Willie Jackson Jr. (2008)
    Rex Grossman (2009)
    Lawrence Wright (2009)
    Scot Brantley (2010)
    Wilber Marshall (2010)
    Kevin Carter (2011)
    Nat Moore (2011)
    Doug Dickey (2012)
    John L. Williams (2012)
    Lindy Infante (2013)
    Jevon Kearse (2013)
    James Bates (2014)
    Louis Oliver (2014)
    Jabar Gaffney (2015)
    Chris Leak (2015)
    Jeff Chandler (2016)
    Ben Troupe (2016)

Line of Scrimmage Inductees


  • Verne Lundquist (2017)

 

Did You Know?


Did you know the Florida vs. Georgia Hall of Fame is on display all year?

Stop by the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to check out the historical display of the Florida vs. Georgia Hall of Fame inductees.