The Ghosts of Herty Field Early Days on a Southern Gridiron

by John F. Stegeman, Vince Dooley

Part of the Brown Thrasher Books Series

The Ghosts of Herty Field Early Days on a Southern Gridiron Synopsis

Everyone knows about Herschel Walker, but what about George Woodruff, who, in a fogbound game against Sewanee, passed his helmet into their secondary and then handed the ball off to Hafford Hay, who ran untouched into the endzone? Athens is famed for its postgame victory parties, but who can recall the mountainous bonfire in 1910 that, when ignited, blew out every windowpane in three nearby campus buildings? Herty Field, the University of Georgia's first gridiron, is now a parking lot, but the glory lives on in this classic, fast-paced chronicle of Bulldogs football from its beginnings in 1891 to 1916.

The Ghosts of Herty Field Early Days on a Southern Gridiron Press Reviews

It was this book that served me so well as a young coach seeking to learn and appreciate the great history and heritage of Georgia football. --Vince Dooley It was this book that served me so well as a young coach seeking to learn and appreciate the great history and heritage of Georgia football.--Vince Dooley

Book Information

ISBN: 9780820319599
Publication date: 30th September 1997
Author: John F. Stegeman, Vince Dooley
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Categories: American football, History: specific events & topics,

About John F. Stegeman, Vince Dooley

John F. Stegeman (1918-1997) is the author of numerous books including Caty: A Biography of Catherine Littlefield Greene and The Ghosts of Herty Field: Early Days on a Southern Gridiron (both Georgia).

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