Sanford Stadium’s home radio booth to be renamed in honor of Larry Munson

Larry Munson to be honored Saturday

The University of Georgia home radio booth at Sanford Stadium will be named Saturday for the late Larry Munson, legendary voice of the Bulldogs for 42 years. The “Larry Munson Broadcast Suite” will be officially recognized before the start of Saturday’s Georgia-Tennessee game, which kicks off at 3:39 p.m.

A plaque will be placed outside the Larry Munson Broadcast Suite that reads: “Dedicated to legendary Bulldog play-by-play announcer Larry Munson who served as the voice of the Bulldog Nation from 1966-2008. His dedication, loyalty, passion and extraordinary delivery over 42 years endeared him to Georgia fans in every city, state, and nation around the world, always urging the teams, and fans, to ‘hunker down you guys.’”

A collage of photos during Munson’s career will be displayed in the broadcast suite.

Munson, who passed away Nov. 20, 2011, wrapped up a lifetime of sports broadcasting in the fall of 2008. He spent much of his career with the Bulldogs, from 1966 to 2008.

TB Harton undergoes surgery on thumb

Redshirt sophomore tailback Brandon Harton underwent surgery on his left thumb Thursday following an injury sustained in practice earlier this week, according to the school.

The surgery was performed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. Harton is expected to return to practice in approximately three weeks, according to Georgia Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson.

Harton has played in three games this season and has seven carries for 15 yards. In 2011, he played in five games, recording 247 yards and one touchdown on 53 carries.

Frix a finalist for national award

Senior snapper Ty Frix was named as a finalist for the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards, the NFF and College Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Frix is in the running for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is given to the an individual deemed to be the best scholar-athlete in the country. Candidates must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship, according to the NFF.

Frix is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member, graduated in may with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and is pursuing his MBA.

The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 16 recipients, and the results will be announced Oct. 25. Each recipient will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and they vie as finalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy. Former Bulldog Matt Stinchcomb won the award in 1998.

— From staff reports

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