Of the 28 seniors that will be honored prior to Saturday’s home finale, 18 came to Georgia as walk-ons.
Some of those walk-ons, such as safety Connor Norman, cornerback Blake Sailors, receiver Rhett McGowan and tailback Brandon Harton, earned a scholarship during their time at Georgia.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for those guys,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I say it all the time but it’s so true. They do it because they love football, they love Georgia and they’re probably the easiest guys I ever get jobs for because employees are looking for guys that are unselfish, guys that work hard, guys that put team ahead of themselves. There’s so many attributes that these guys have.”
The players who arrived on scholarship who will be recognized: quarterback Aaron Murray, tight end Arthur Lynch, offensive linemen Chris Burnette, Dallas Lee and Kenarious Gates, receiver Rantavious Wooten, defensive lineman Garrison Smith, safety Marc Deas and linebackers T.J. Stripling and Chase Vasser.
The other walk-ons suiting up for the last time at home: quarterbacks Parker Welch and Greg Bingham, fullbacks Corey Campbell and Chris Young, snapper Wright Gazaway, safety Austin Herod, punter Ethan Jackson, defensive end Clinton Kirk, tight ends Hugh Williams, Greg Mulkey and Drew Wilson, tailback Alex Parsons and receivers Jamal Payette and Curtis Wyatt.