The Nationwide Soccer Basis (NFF) & School Corridor of Fame introduced the names on the 2022 poll for induction into the School Soccer Corridor of Fame, together with 78 gamers and 7 coaches from the FBS and 99 gamers and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Georgia greats Champ Bailey and Garrison Hearst wish to be part of the opposite 17 Bulldogs enshrined within the Corridor of Fame.
“It’s an unlimited honor to only be on the School Soccer Corridor of Fame poll contemplating greater than 5.47 million folks have performed school soccer and only one,038 gamers have been inducted,” mentioned NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Being in right this moment’s elite group means a person is actually among the many best to have ever performed the sport, and we sit up for saying the 2022 School Soccer Corridor of Fame Class early subsequent yr.”
Folkston’s (Ga) Champ Bailey was considered considered one of school soccer’s best a number of threats and thrilling gamers. In his last yr at Georgia, he registered 52 tackles (4 for losses), three interceptions, seven passes deflected, led the group with 47 catches for 744 yards (15.8 avg.), had 5 touchdowns, 84 yards dashing on 16 carries, 12 kickoff returns for 261 yards and 4 punt returns for 49 yards. He averaged 103.5 all-purpose yards per sport and logged 957 performs (547 protection, 301 offense, and 109 particular groups) on the best way to incomes consensus first-team All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Convention honors and claiming the Bronko Nagurski Trophy because the nation’s high defensive participant. He completed 7th in Heisman Trophy voting.
Throughout his 3 years at Georgia, Bailey performed 33 video games (24 begins) and recorded 147 complete tackles, two fumble recoveries, one compelled fumble, eight interceptions and 27 passes defended. He was an All-SEC first-team choice as a sophomore, beginning each sport at cornerback and one sport at large receiver. He was the 7th total choice within the 1999 NFL draft and completed his corridor of fame NFL profession with the Denver Broncos.
What Garrison Hearst meant to his 1992 UGA group is tough to measure and really exhausting to duplicate. Greater than a 3rd of Georgia’s offensive manufacturing got here from Hearst, who scored over half of the group’s touchdowns. His junior yr, the Lincolnton native led the nation in touchdowns (21) and in scoring (11.5 factors per sport) in his junior yr.
Hearst broke SEC and faculty data for many factors scored in a single season (126), complete touchdowns (21), dashing touchdowns (19), and common yards per carry (6.8).
A consensus All-America, Doak Walker Award recipient, and SEC’s Participant of the yr in 1992, he completed third within the Heisman Trophy voting.
Hearst completed his school profession second on the Georgia data record in dashing yardage (3,232), all-purpose yardage (3,934), and 100-yard dashing video games (16), trailing solely Herschel Walker. He was the third total choose within the 1993 NFL Draft, chosen by the Arizona Cardinals.
Georgia gamers and coaches immortalized within the Corridor of Fame embrace Bob McWhorter, Frankie Sinkwich, Charley Trippi, Vernon Smith, Invoice Hartman, Fran Tarkenton, Coach Vince Dooley, Coach Wallace Butts, Invoice Stanfill, Herschel Walker, Terry Hoage, Kevin Butler, John Rauch, Jake Scott, Scott Woerner, Matt Stinchcomb and David Pollack.
The 2022 School Soccer Corridor of Fame Class will likely be formally inducted in the course of the sixty fourth NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6, 2022, and completely immortalized on the Chick-fil-A School Soccer Corridor of Fame in Atlanta. They may even be honored at their respective colleges with an NFF Corridor of Fame On-Campus Salute, offered by Constancy Investments, in the course of the 2022 season.