Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley called Hoage the best defensive player he ever coached. The two-time SEC defensive player of the year, finished fifth to a star-studded lineup of Heisman finishers in 1983. Nebraska’s Mike Rozier won the award. BYU’s Steve Young was second, Doug Flutie of Boston College was third and Nebraska’s Turner Gill was fourth.
12) Mike Reid, dt, Penn State.
A star for Joe Paterno on two teams that went undefeated. As a senior in 1969, Reid finished fifth in the Heisman voting. After an NFL career shortened by injuries, he became a country music songwriter and artist, recording two albums.
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