Dawg Post Era #9 - Greg Blue

Dawg Post is celebrating ten year of its magazine this week. Fletcher Page counts down the ten top players of the last ten years - today #9 Greg Blue.

9. Greg Blue

College Park, GA

A fierce hitter and great competitor, Greg Blue had a mix of power and speed from his safety spot.

To see images of Greg Blue through the years click above. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

Despite playing in a crowded secondary with Jones and Davis, Blue was too good to keep off the field early in his career. He managed to record 42 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2002 even though he didn't start a game.

Once Jones left in 2003, Blue became a starter. Davis departed the following year, leaving Blue as the marquee guy at safety in 2005. He filled the role admirably.

He was a co-captain, an All-American and All-SEC selection. He finished the year with 96 tackles; two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Known for his brutal hitting power, Blue's biggest pop came against Auburn in 2003 when he broke up a pass by legally powering through the wide receiver as Georgia cruised to a victory.

Blue was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent three seasons in the NFL.

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