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Worley Named SEC Football Legend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Georgia’s Tim Worley has been chosen as one of 14 former Southeastern Conference players to be named to the 2013 SEC Football Legends Class, as announced Wednesday by the league office.

This honor recognizes former SEC stars that excelled on the gridiron and helped write the history of the sport at their respective institutions.

A tailback at Georgia from 1985-88, Worley became only the seventh Bulldog ever to rush for over 2,000 yards in a career with 2,038 total. As a junior in 1988, he became the sixth back in Georgia history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season, totaling 1,216 while leading the SEC in rushing. Worley’s 108 points scored was the second most in a single season, trailing only legendary Herschel Walker’s 120 points in 1981.

Worley’s 18 touchdowns in 1988 were also second best in Bulldog history.

As a junior in 1988, Worley was a consensus first team All-America selection and was taken in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played six seasons in the NFL with the Steelers and the Chicago Bears.

Worley and the rest of the class will be honored at the 2013 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” Dec. 6-7 in Atlanta. The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be held Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game, which will be held at the Georgia Dome on Sat., Dec. 7.

The additional Eastern Division class selections include wide receiver Wes Chandler (Florida, 1974-77), linebacker Wilbur Hackett (Kentucky, 1968-70), quarterback Phil Bradley (Missouri, 1977-80), punter Max Runager (South Carolina, 1974-78), defensive back Inky Johnson (Tennessee, 2004-06) and cornerback/running back Jimmy Williams (Vanderbilt, 1997-2000).

The SEC will announce recipients from Western Division schools on Thursday morning.