Tebow, Sheppard, Moreno, Godfrey and McGarity to be honored
Another star studded class is set for induction into the 2017 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon presented by Ruth’s Chris on Friday, Oct. 27, as part of the Florida-Georgia weekend.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and defensive back Lito Sheppard will join Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno and linebacker Randall Godfrey on being inducted at the 22nd annual luncheon at EverBank Field. Longtime University of Florida administrator and University of Georgia J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity will also be inducted.
“We are honored to recognize this year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “Just like the game, the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has become a long-standing tradition in our city where we celebrate the incredible achievements that make this rivalry one of the best in the country.”
Created in 1995, the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the memorable players, coaches, and administrators involved in the long-standing rivalry. Over the 22-year history of the Hall of Fame, there have been 95 people inducted including legendary Gators Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Jack Youngblood and Jevon Kearse, as well as Bulldog legends Vince Dooley, Herschel Walker, David Pollack and Buck Belue.
The annual Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at EverBank Field US Assure West Club. Table sponsorships and tickets for the event are on sale through the City of Jacksonville Sports & Entertainment Office. Visit FLGAjax.com or contact Chandler Fussell at 904-630-7244, CFussell@coj.net for more information.
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