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Gathers Honored by College Hall of Fame

Sept. 13, 2002

The jersey of Georgia Tech defensive end Greg Gathers is hanging in the College Football Hall of Fame.

The jerseys and pictures of 10 players to watch for college football’s major awards are on display in the College Football Hall of Fame’s “Race for the Pantheon” exhibit, it was announced Friday by the world-class museum in South Bend, Ind.

From a consensus of preseason publications, the Hall of Fame calculated the favorites to win the postseason honors.

The eventual winners of ten awards are honored in the Hall’s Pantheon exhibit with a poster-sized picture, memorabilia from the respective winner and a replica trophy. Also included in the exhibit are video highlights of the particular winners seasons.

Three of those recognized by the display are quarterbacks Byron Leftwich of Marshall, Rex Grossman of Florida and Ken Dorsey of Miami. Other offensive standouts include running back Anthony Davis of Wisconsin, offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb from Georgia, Michigan State wide receiver Charles Rogers and Maryland running back Bruce Perry.

On the other side of the ball, Gathers’ No. 55 Georgia Tech jersey hangs along with the jerseys of Troy Polamalu (DB, Southern California), and E.J. Henderson (LB, Maryland).

A senior from LaPlace, La., Gathers is Georgia Tech’s all-time leader in quarterback sacks (31) and tackles for loss (57) and is tied for fifth in ACC history in career sacks. He is a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as well as a second-team all-America in 2001.

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