ATHENS -- Georgia officials announced late Saturday night that the school intends to add a fifth jersey to the legendary circle of retired football numbers. Alongside Herschel Walker, Theron Sapp, Frank Sinkwich and Charlie Trippi, the Dawgs will retire Georgia Tech Senior Reggie Ball's #1 jersey.
"The guy did so much for our program," said Damon Evans, director of athletics at The University of Georgia. "It's the only fair and proper way to recognize his contributions."
Reggie Ball's career at Georgia Tech will soon end with a 0-4 mark against the Dawgs. He found new and amazing ways to lose games for the Yellow Jackets each year including classics such as losing track of downs and multiple last minute game ending interceptions.
The only potential barrier in the retirement ceremony would be a rumored petition to the NCAA for a rare fifth year of eligibility for Ball. Georgia officials were unwilling to comment on the rumor.
Yeah, this idea was floating around tonight from a ton of folks on UGA and GT boards. I just wanted to blog it. ;-)