Top 10 Dawgs with Colorful Names

In this week's Top 10, we look back at the top Georgia players that had a colorful last names—Green, Black, Brown, White, Gray, etc.

In this week's Top 10, we look back at the top Georgia players that had a colorful last names—Green, Black, Brown, White, Gray, etc.

For the sake of argument, we have not ranked them in any order, but instead listed them in alphabetical order with their letterman years.

Greg Blue, 2002-05 – A hard-hitting safety, Blue played an integral part in Georgia's defense during his career, racking up 260 career tackles. Blue was named a consensus All-American and All-SEC performer his senior year, finishing with 96 tackles. Also in his final season, Blue was a permanent co-captain of the defense and a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Larry Brown, 1995-98 – A four-year starter at tight end, Brown ranks in the top-10 for most starts in school history with 46. Brown hauled in 52 receptions for 711 and four touchdowns during his final two seasons, earning him 2nd-team All-SEC honors both years.

Norris Brown, 1979-82 – Brown was a four-year starter during the golden years of Georgia football. During Georgia's national championship season in 1980, Brown had 12 catches, 253 yards and two touchdowns. In 11 games in 1981, Brown had 18 catches for 380 yards and three scores. He finished his career with 10 receiving touchdowns, tied for most all-time for a Georgia tight end.

Reggie Brown, 2000, 02-04 – A Parade All-American from Carrollton (Ga.) High School, Brown made noise his freshman season at Georgia but an injury curtailed his sophomore season in 2001, forcing him to receive a redshirt. Brown played each of the next three seasons and finished his career with 144 catches, 2,008 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his senior season, Brown caught 53 passes for 860 yards (16.2 YPC) and six touchdowns to earn All-SEC honors.

Thomas Brown, 2004-07 – Brown burst on to the scene his freshmen season after posting 1,042 all-purpose yards, good enough to earn All-SEC freshman honors. He rushed for 736 yards his sophomore year, and after an injury cut short his junior season, the 5-foot-8 Tucker High product rushed for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year while sharing the load with Knowshon Moreno.

Warren Gray, 1980-83 – A freshman during Georgia's national title season, Gray started his final three years on the offensive line for the Bulldogs. The versatile lineman started at both tackle and guard during his career, and Georgia went 43-4-1 while Gray donned the silver britches.

Bill Goldberg, 1986-89 – Goldberg, who makes the list because, well, his name has ‘gold' in it, was a three-year starter on the defensive line for Georgia in the late ‘80s and a captain in his final season. A tenacious defensive tackle, Goldberg earned All-SEC honors twice and finished with 348 tackles in his career. Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams, Goldberg played for the Atlanta Falcons before a successful professional wrestling career.

A.J. Green, 2008-10 – Green arrived on campus as one of the most highly touted freshmen in school history, and it didn't take long for him to back up those expectations. He started 11 games as a freshman and caught 56 passes for 963 yards and eight touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had hauled in 53 passes for 808 yards and six scores. His junior year was cut short by a suspension from the NCAA, but the 6-foot-4 South Carolina native still caught 57 passes for 848 yards and nine touchdowns. Drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals, Green is the best receiver to ever wear a Georgia uniform.

David Greene, 2001-04 – Greene is the only quarterback in school history to start every game of his four-year career (though Aaron Murray will join him with another full season). A two-time All-SEC selection, Greene left Georgia with a number of school, SEC and NCAA records, including SEC career passing yards and touchdowns. With Greene leading the way, Georgia won 42 games, two SEC Eastern Division championships, one SEC championship, and three bowl games, including the Sugar Bowl.

Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08 – Moreno makes the list by way of a technicality; his last name is a Spanish word for brown. Now, with that established, the numbers speak for themselves as to why he's one of the top ten color names in Georgia history. An All-American in 2008, Moreno was one of three finalists for the Doak Walker award and was a unanimous All-SEC selection. In his two-year playing career (he redshirted in '06), Moreno started 19 games, rushed for 2,734 yards and scored 30 rushing touchdowns.


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