Friday, June 4, 2010

The Countdown 2010: 92 Days to Go

92: Randy Johnson, Offensive Guard #63 (1972 – 1975)

Rome native Randy Johnson was a member of the Georgia Bulldogs during the early 1970’s. Earning a starting position at guard during his sophomore season, Johnson would remain as a three year starter for head coach Vince Dooley. During the 1974 season, the Georgia offense improved its points per game average by nearly ten points (18.6 in ’73 and 28.8 in ’74) and Johnson was named a first team All-SEC member.

During his senior season in 1974, Johnson helped create holes for running back Glynn Harrison as the Bulldogs finished with a 9-2 record and a birth in the Cotton Bowl. After being named the permanent offensive captain for the season, the post season awards began to come in. Once again, Johnson was named to the All-SEC squad, but this year he also added consensus All-American to his resume. He drafted in the 1976 NFL draft and spent 3 seasons in the league with the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.