Hall of Fame

Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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.

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2017 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Announced

2016 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Inductees

Marcus Stroud

Hall of FameMarcus Stroud wreaked havoc on the SEC and teamed up with 2015 Hall of Famer Richard Seymour to create one of the most formidable defensive fronts in history. A native of Barney, Ga., Stroud was a star at Brooks County High School and earned national recognition as a USA Today honorable mention All-USA selection, leading his team to the state title in 1994.  He spurned the Gators, earning a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated with his announcement of signing with the Bulldogs. In 1998, the sophomore Stroud began to exert more influence – recording four tackles in a game twice, including against the arch-rival Gators.  He took it a step further as a junior, starting nine games at defensive tackle and posting the second-highest total of QB pressures with nine. Heading from college to the pros, Stroud was picked 13th in the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars  where he teamed up John Henderson to form Hurricane Henderstroud – one of the most dominant defensive tackle duos in the NFL. One of the most giving players in the NFL, Stroud continues to have an impact on the community – most recently conducting a camp this summer in his hometown.

Scott Woerner

Hall of FameOne of the greatest defensive backs in program history, Scott Woerner had 13 interceptions in his career and none may have been more important than the last. He came to Georgia as an accomplished quarterback at Jonesboro High School in Georgia as a four-sport athlete – lettering in football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. He wasted no time in letting the coaches know he had a knack for returning punts and kickoffs. As a freshman, he returned 22 kickoffs for 546 yards which still ranks third in the Georgia record book; and in the game against Kentucky returned six kickoffs for 190 yards – a single game record that still stands. Woerner still ranks as one of Georgia’s most prolific defensive backs and return specialists. A consensus All-America and All-SEC selection in 1980, Woerner led the nation that season in punt return average at 15.7 yards. Woerner was drafted in the third round by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. In his rookie season, he tallied 210 kick return yards on 10 returns and 278 punt return yards on 33 attempts. Two years later, he bolted for the Philadelphia Fliers, a franchise in the startup USFL, where he won two USFL Championships in the next two seasons for the Fliers and the Baltimore Stars before the league folded in 1986. He returned to the NFL for the strike season of 1987 with the New Orleans Saints before calling it a career.

Jeff Chandler

Hall of FameA native of Jacksonville and graduate of Mandarin High School, Jeff Chandler took his talents to Gainesville in hopes of a chance to kick for the Gators after a stellar career as wide receiver and kicker, as well as a goalie on the soccer team. He won the starting kicker job in 1998 and was named the Gators’ Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, hitting 33 of 37 extra points and 11 of 15 field goal attempts, with three of those makes coming against Alabama and a season-long 46 against Auburn. His senior season putting the finishing touches on an amazing career – becoming Florida’s all-time leading scorer with 368 points (a record that still stands) as well as the record holder for most field goals (67), most PATs (167) and finished second in field goal percentage (83.8). His point total ranks second in SEC history, to go along with the fourth highest field goal total.

Ben Troupe

Hall of FameAugusta native Ben Troupe did that and more during his spectacular career at Florida. A highly touted recruit, Troupe stood at 6-foot-4 with elite athleticism that earned him All-America honors out of high school and scholarship offer from Steve Spurrier. A member of the 2000 SEC championship squad, Troupe started his career as a backup tight end, playing in four games with just one catch. His senior season culminated with an exclamation point against Florida’s two biggest rivals.
He led the Gators to an upset victory over No. 4 Georgia, hauling in a 21-yard reception on the final Gator drive of the game that setup the game-winning field goal for the No. 23 Gators 16-13 win.
A month later, Troupe had the Gators within a minute of an upset win at Florida State thanks to a career-best 121 yards receiving from four catches with two touchdowns.
That bolstered his resume that earned him a spot in the NFL draft, taken in the second round by the Tennessee Titans. He would go on to play four seasons in the league with Tennessee, Tampa Bay and Oakland.

Verne Lundquist

Hall of FameLead Play-by-Play Announcer
SEC ON CBS College Football

Verne Lundquist is CBS Sports’ lead play-by-play announcer for college football. He teams with Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce to call the popular SEC ON CBS package featuring the “SEC Game of the Week.” Lundquist has been the lead voice of CBS Sports’ college football coverage since 2000. September 2016 marks his 54th year in broadcasting.

During his tenure at CBS, Lundquist has broadcast more than 20 different sports for the Network, including broadcasting NFL games for 13 years. He also is currently a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of NCAA basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Lundquist has been announcing the NCAA Tournament for 32 consecutive years.

In addition, Lundquist is part of the GOLF ON CBS team. He marked his 20th PGA Championship in July 2016. Lundquist also joined the CBS Sports Masters® announce team in 1983 and has called the action at Augusta National every year except 1997-98, in addition to several other PGA TOUR events.

Lundquist was the lead play-by-play announcer for figure skating at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games. He also had extensive involvement in CBS Sports’ previous coverage of the NBA. Among the 20 different sports Lundquist has broadcast for CBS include track and field, swimming and diving, boxing, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, weightlifting, free style skiing, archery, horse racing and horse jumping, and was a regular member of the Network’s golf team (1983-95).

Lundquist worked with Terry Bradshaw, who he presented at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio, as well as Dan Fouts, and occasionally with lead analyst John Madden, on the Network’s NFL broadcasts. He worked at ABC Sports from 1974-81 and three years as play-by-play announcer for TNT’s NFL, NBA, golf and figure skating coverage (1995-97).

Well known in Texas as the long-time radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys (1972-84), he was sports director at WFAA-TV in Dallas for 16 years. Lundquist began his career at KTBC-TV in Austin, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Lundquist has played himself in three movies, including Happy Gilmore. He was born July 17, 1940, in Duluth, Minn., and grew up in Everett, Wash. and Austin, Texas.


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)

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.