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Georgia football alumni seek to have field named after Vince Dooley
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Former Georgia football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley after a statue of him was unveiled on the Georgia campus on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 in Athens, Ga. - photo by John Bazemore
Vince Dooley accomplished more for the Georgia football program than any other coach in Bulldogs history. Now, a group of former players is trying to make sure he is recognized for it. In an effort headed by former Georgia defensive lineman Kevin Jackson as well as legendary running back Herschel Walker, Bulldog football alumni are backing the idea of naming the football field at Sanford Stadium after Dooley. “We’ve got 450 Bulldog lettermen, led by Herschel Walker and myself,” Jackson said. “It’s just to honor the greatest coach of all time at the University of Georgia.” It’s an effort Jackson has been actively pursuing for the last 10 years, and one he doesn’t see much downside.