Sept. 26, 2013
MACON, Ga. - Former Georgia football player Scott Woerner has been selected as one of eight new members to the 2014 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame class, as announced Wednesday by the Hall of Fame Honors Court.
Along with Woerner, the class of 2014 includes James Brooks, Bobby Cremins, Jim Hughes, Homer Rice, Hollis Stacy, Frank Thomas and Chester Webb. The inductees were chosen from a starting pool of 198 nominees that were narrowed through a three-tiered screening process culminating with the Honors Court meeting.
Woerner was a standout defensive back and kick returner at Georgia, where he was named first team All-SEC and first team All-American. He was a four-year letterman from 1977-80 and played a key role on the Bulldogs' 1980 National Championship team.
Always a threat to score on punt and kick returns, Woerner finished his collegiate career with 1,916 total yards in the return game. Equally as dangerous in the defensive backfield, Woerner intercepted a pass and defended a pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter of the 1980 Sugar Bowl to secure Georgia's victory.
Woerner played professionally in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints and in the USFL for the Philadelphia Stars, where he won two USFL championships.
"These individuals represent the very best in athletics at all levels," said GSHF Authority Chairman J. Paul Holmes, Jr. "Each of them will be a fine addition to our already outstanding group of Hall of Famers."
Representatives of Georgia's sports media, athletic administrations and previously inducted Hall of Famers serve on these committees that are charged with selecting the newest Hall of Fame inductees.
The 2014 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Macon City Auditorium in downtown Macon on Saturday, Feb. 22. For information on sponsorships and tickets, please contact the Hall of Fame offices at (478) 752-1585.