Archive of: Sports Leisure

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Doing It All

Doing It All

In the annals of University of Georgia athletics, there never has been an athlete like John Richard Carson. He is one of only two Bulldogs named All-American in two sports (Herschel Walker was the other). He is one of only two Bulldogs to earn letters in four sports (Mort Hodgson in 1908 was the other) and, says UGA historian Dan Magill, had he been able to work it into his schedule, he would have earned letters in six sports.

December 2004
Meet

Meet "Mr. Nice Guy"

Arthur Arnold DeCarlo never met a man he didn't like. Rarely is seen without a smile on his face. Extends a warm greeting and firm handshake to everyone he meets. Never been known to be unhappy.

November 2004
One Of The Finest

One Of The Finest

He beat Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf. He won back-to-back professional tournaments in four different years, and when Ben Hogan introduced the 1967 U.S. Ryder Cup team as the "finest golfers in the world," he was among them.

September 2004
Friday Night Faithful

Friday Night Faithful

To players, coaches and fans all across Georgia, high school football is . . . part religion, part sport, part business, and all-consuming .

August 2004
Everybody's All-American

Everybody's All-American

There was so much talent on the 1950 University of Georgia football team it was nearly impossible for anyone to stand out. Nine Bulldogs made it in the pros and six of these, ends Bobby Walston, Harry Babcock and John Carson; tackles Dick Yelvington and Marion Campbell and center-linebacker Art DeCarlo became All-Pro.

August 2004
A Little Old-Fashioned

A Little Old-Fashioned "Gumption"

Maybe he didn't become president of the United States like Jimmy Carter of Plains, but for a boy born in Clyattville and raised in Ray City, Garland Folsom Pinholster did quite well for himself.

July 2004
The Goodness Of His Deeds

The Goodness Of His Deeds

There is a passage in the Jewish prayer book that reads, in part, "only by obedience to Thy commandments, by faithfulness to our duties, by the goodness of our deeds, can we make our worship acceptable to Thee."

June 2004
Hard-Knuck Life

Hard-Knuck Life

Nothing came easy for Philip Henry Niekro, better known as "Knucksie." At 19, he tried out for a pitching job with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

May 2004
Master Of The Greenways

Master Of The Greenways

This being the month of the Masters, thoughts turn to 90-year-old Charlie Yates who attended 68 consecutive tournaments, played in 11 and was low amateur in five.

April 2004
Gridiron Achiever

Gridiron Achiever

Tommy Nobis may be the only football player nearly recruited from outer space. In 1965, when he was drafted No. 1 in the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and No. 1 in the old AFL draft by the Houston Oilers, Astronaut Frank Borman, command pilot of the Gemini 7 spacecraft, radioed word from space encouraging Nobis to sign with the Oilers. The message was relayed to Nobis, who opted to sign with the Falcons and became the finest football player in the franchise's history.

March 2004
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