lso a two-time Academic All-America while playing at Georgia from 1980-83, Hoage was one of only five inducted during the 17th annual enshrinement. Legendary television sportscaster Dick Enberg served as master of ceremonies at the event which was held at the home of former college and NBA basketball star and current TV analyst Bill Walton. Georgia associate athletic director Claude Felton represented the University and served as the presenter for Hoage.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), established the Hall of Fame in 1988 to honor former college scholar-athletes who have excelled in their professions and made substantial contributions to their communities. To be eligible, a candidate had to be an Academic All-America team member who graduated at least 10 years ago.
Hoage, a Phi Beta Kappa honoree at Georgia (Class of 1984), was a two-time consensus first-team All-America who went on to play 13 years in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl ring while playing for the Washington Redskins in 1992. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1983 -- highest finish ever for a defensive back at that time
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