Legends

Sports Legends: A Life Well-Lived

Thirteen years ago, in the Legends column of Georgia Trend, you may have read about the amazing life led by Atlanta-born and -bred Baron Henry (Bud) Asher. But even if you did, to paraphrase the Al Jolson, “You ain’t read…

Sports Legends: First Football, Then Ice

Whoever heard of a college football star make a career out of carving ice? Well, meet John William (Bill) Van Dyke, a two-time All-Southeastern Confer-ence guard and founder of Ice Carvings by Bill Van Dyke. Van Dyke makes his home…

Sports Legends: SEC Football Standout

Patrick Fain Dye made his mark on two SEC football powerhouses – Georgia and Auburn. He was a two-time All-American guard at the University of Georgia and won four Southeastern Conference championships as a head football coach at Auburn University.…

Sports Legends: Always On The Run

I have heard of falling in love in the classroom, at a dance and even at an opera. But falling in love running the Sanford Stadium steps? Sounds crazy, no? Well, you have not met one of the world’s great…

Sports Legend: Both Sides Of The Ball

The old hit song “60 Minute Man” could have been written for Herbert Legrande St. John, a 5-8, 200-pound guard on the University of Georgia football team in the 1940s. He played offense and defense. His crisp blocking opened holes…

Sports Legends: Remembering The Boys From Decatur

Frank Broyles, Larry Morris, Moose Miller: Old Decatur High School turned out more than its share of football immortals, but none was greater than Auburn Cleatus Lambeth, who in one season broke every passing record in the school’s history. Lambeth…

Sports Legends: From The Gridiron To The Ring

The word “versatility,” according to Merriam-Web-ster’s Collegiate Dictionary, refers to the art of turning from one thing to another. That being the case, what better example of versatility than the life of William “Bill” Scott Goldberg. A second team All-American…

Sports Legends: A Different League

If you had won the Heisman trophy and quarterbacked your team to an undefeated season (14-0) and the national collegiate football championship, which would you say was your biggest sports thrill? Danny Wuerffel, who did just that for the Florida…