94: Troy Sadowski, Tight End #98 (1985 – 1988)
Recent years have seen a number of great tight ends come out of Athens, including current stars Aron White and Orson Charles. During Vince Dooley’s final seasons as the Georgia head coach, Georgia had its first tight end reach All-American status. Troy Sadowski was a four year starter under coach Dooley. Sadowksi was known mostly for his blocking skills, as he helped clear holes for All-American tailback Tim Worley.
Sadowski was also sure handed as a pass catcher. Despite not having many passes thrown to him, he accumulated 42 catches for 493 yards and 4 touchdowns during his Bulldog career. He was the anchor of a senior class that went to 4 straight bowl games, including a victory in the Gator Bowl in Vince Dooley’s last Game. He was named to the Walter Camp All-American team following his senior season.
Sadowski was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL Draft. He played for 9 seasons with 6 different teams (Atlanta, Kansas City, Cincinnati, New York Jets, Jacksonville, and Pittsburgh) before retiring after the 1998 season. He finished his career with 23 receptions for 152 yards.