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Scott Woerner


Scott Woerner

Scott Woerner
Date of birth: (1958-12-18) December 18, 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth: United States Baytown, TX
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
As player:
Sporting News selected him as a USFL All-League player both of those seasons.

Scott Woerner letterman for The Georgia Bulldogs 1977 1978 1979 and 1980 is 2nd to only Jake Scott in UGA Career interception return yards with 303 yards for Scott Woerner behind only Jake Scott’s 315 yards. Scott Woerner has the 3rd longest interception return All-Time for UGA with his 98 yard interception return against Clemson for The Consensus National Championship including AP Poll Number 1 in 1980. Scott Woerner was UGA’s Starting Cornerback. Scott Woerner led The Bulldogs in 1978 with 4 Interceptions returned for 91 yards. Scott Woerner was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd Round in 1981 and played Safety and Kick Returner for the Falcons that year. When Herschel Walker started up the USFL for Donald Trump, Scott Woerner signed with the USFL too and Scott Woerner went on to 1st Team All-USFL. Scott Woerner was named 1st Team All-SEC Safety 1980 by the AP and UPI. Safety Scott Woerner from Jonesboro Georgia was named 1st Team All-America Top Starting Cornerback 1980 by Football News, UPI, Kodak, and Walter Camp, in leading UGA to the AP and UPI National Championship undefeated including the win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Scott Woerner set the All-Time UGA Record for Most Punt Return Yardage and tied for 2nd on the UGA All-Time Record Book Career Interceptions with 13. Scott Woerner led the nation in Punt Returns 1980, not the least of which was to beat Clemson in the 4th Quarter, for which Sports Illustrated named him Defensive Player of the Week. Scott Woerner was the only defensive player to be listed in the SEC Top 10 for All-Purpose Yardage 1980. There are several of these National Champion Bulldogs coming up for the College Football Hall of Fame, but so far to-date of all the UGA Letterman on the only team named National Champions 1980, only Herschel Walker, Terry Hoage and Kevin Butler have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame along with Coach Vince Dooley. And, it was Scott Woerner, not Terry Hoage, who in 1980 led us to the National Championship. Terry Hoage was a Letterman 1980 while Scott Woerner was All-America 1st Team Cornerback Football News, UPI, Kodak and Walter Camp All-America 1980. Scott is currently an elementary P.E. coach in Rabun County, GA.

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