The SEC has revealed its 2017 SEC Football Legends class, which is highlighted by several big names.
The annual honor, which recognizes 14 former football standouts — one from each SEC school — who will be celebrated at events surrounding the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta this December.
It’s bestowed upon former stars who “excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions.”
Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings is included as a head coach and is the only non-player in the group. Stallings has suffered from health complications this season and recently endured a severe heart attack before managing to attend last Saturday’s game between Alabama and Texas A&M.
The star-studded collection of legends will be honored at the 2017 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” from Dec. 1-2 in Atlanta, Ga. They’ll also have the spotlight squarely on them before the SEC Championship Game in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec. 2.
Here’s a look at each of the 14 members in this year’s class:
ALABAMA – Gene Stallings, Head Coach, 1990-96
ARKANSAS – Dan Hampton, Defensive Tackle, 1975-78
AUBURN – Carlos Rogers, Defensive Back, 2001-04
FLORIDA – Danny Wuerffel, Quarterback, 1993-96
GEORGIA – Roland “Champ” Bailey, Defensive Back, 1996-98
KENTUCKY – Nate Northington, Defensive Back, 1966-67
LSU – Glenn Dorsey, Defensive Tackle, 2004-07
OLE MISS – Terrence Metcalf, Offensive Line, 1997, 1999-2001
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack, Offensive Line, 1997-2000
MISSOURI – Brad Smith, Quarterback, 2002-05
SOUTH CAROLINA – John Abraham, Outside Linebacker, 1996-99
TENNESSEE – Chad Clifton, Offensive Line, 1995-99
TEXAS A&M – Dave Elmendorf, Defensive Back, 1968-70
VANDERBILT – Don Orr, Quarterback/Safety, 1954-56
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