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September 6, 2004
Dawgs have two Hiesman hopefuls
Everybody knows that senior quarterback David Greene is one of Georgia's Heisman hopefuls this year in college football, but one news service is saying there are two potential top Dawgs in college football roaming the campus in Athens. Here's the kicker, his name is not David Pollack.
CBSSportsline.com now lists freshman tailback Danny Ware as one of their "Others to watch", on their Heisman trophy race coverage page.
Ware, who a year ago was playing prep-school ball at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, became Georgia's first tailback to rush for over 100 yards since the 2002 season last Saturday when he rumbled along for 135 yards in the 48-28 season opening win over Georgia Southern.
He averaged 7.5 yards per-carry and scored touchdowns on runs of 10, 3, and one yards.
While it seems a bit early to be talking about the Heisman Trophy for a true freshman, the fact that his name is being mentioned so much from websites to ESPN bears testament to the media's respect for UGA's tailback legacy. Since the days of Herschel Walker in the early 80s, the Bulldogs have consistently placed tailbacks in the NFL. In the last dozen years the Dawgs have sent Garrison Hearst, Mack Strong, Terrell Davis, Robert Edwards, Olandis Gary, Patrick Pass, Verron Hayes, J.T. Wall, and Musa Smith to pro teams.
Greene, who is on everybody's primary watch list, completed 9-of-14 for 161 yards and one touchdown.