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.
The Ghosts of Herty Field: Early Days on a Southern Gridironby Janet Stegeman
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 1891 to 1916.
Meet the Author
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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