Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Lindsay Runs into Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Scott, Wuerffel among Second Set of Inductees

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Lindsay Runs into Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Scott, Wuerffel among Second Set of Inductees

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Run, Lindsay, run . . . to the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

Lindsay Scott, one half of the Florida-Georgia game's most

fabled play, is among four former Georgia and Florida players

who will be inducted to the game's hall of fame next month.

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, former

Florida defensive lineman Jack Youngblood and former Georgia

defensive back Terry Hoage are the other players that make up

the Hall's second class.

And though Wuerffel may be the most prolific player among the

group -- he went 4-0 and passed for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns

against the Bulldogs -- Scott teamed with quarterback Buck

Belue, who was enshrined last year, to produce the series' most

exciting ending.

Scott's 93-yard catch and run in the final minute helped the

second-ranked Bulldogs escape with a 26-21 come-from-behind

victory on Nov. 8, 1980. The victory helped slingshot the

Bulldogs to their only national championship.

None of the players attended a news conference yesterday

announcing the next class of inductees.

Jacksonville Sports Development Authority Executive Director

Mike Sullivan said the 20-person selection committee had a tough

time paring the 16 finalists.

"You can hardly go wrong when you have a list of athletes like

we had to select from," Sullivan said. "The number of Heisman

Trophy winners we have now in the Hall of Fame [three] for only

two years is kind of astounding. I'm very happy with the

selections and with the people we have going in."

Two Heisman winners -- former Georgia running back Herschel

Walker and Florida coach Steve Spurrier -- were among the eight

inaugural inductees last year.

Sullivan said there was some opposition to inducting Wuerffel

so soon after leaving Florida, "but with his numbers and

statistics, it's hard to keep him out of there."

CLASS OF 1997

The following four players make up the class of 1997 inductees

to the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. They will be inducted at a

banquet at the Prime Osborn Convention Center at noon on Oct.

31. Tickets are $25 and VIP tables, which include seating for 10

and an autographed football, are $500. …

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