The Ghosts of Herty Field

Early Days on a Southern Gridiron

John F. Stegeman

Foreword by Vince Dooley

The Ghosts of Herty Field

Early Days on a Southern Gridiron

John F. Stegeman

Foreword by Vince Dooley

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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.

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

About the Author/Editor

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.