Today is the day that all high school athletes dream about. Today, all over the state of Georgia and the country for that matter, high school players are signing letters of intent to play collegiately at the next level.
Georgia is now home to the national College Football Hall of Fame. It opened a week ago in downtown Atlanta.
Georgia has 25 players in the national hall. They are all from University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, except for one man: Tracy Ham.
Ham led Georgia Southern to two national championships as its star quarterback from 1983 to 1986, shortly after Georgia Southern re-launched its football program after a four–decade hiatus.
He went on to be drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and play 13 seasons with the Canadian Football League.
He's since returned to Statesboro and is now the school's Associate Athletic Director for Special Projects.
Atlanta is now home to one of the largest museums in the country honoring U.S. college football greats.
Relocated from South Bend Indiana, the National College Football Hall of Fame got a new 94,000-square-foot facility featuring interactive multimedia displays, a children’s theater, and special event spaces.
The grand opening of the National College Football Hall Of Fame is Saturday, August 23.
GPB News had a chance to take a peek inside Wednesday morning at a special media preview day featuring College Football Hall of Fame inductees from Georgia.
Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.
The College Football Hall of Fame will celebrate its new class of honorees Wednesday night in Atlanta, the hall’s new hometown. Officials said the hall remains on track to open a year from now, just ahead of the 2014 football season. The hall has been in the works for four years, since Atlanta lured it from South Bend, Ind.
Kennesaw State University officials say they've reached a milestone for football ticket sales since the school announced it was launching an NCAA Division I program earlier this year. Spokesman Al Barba says Kennesaw State University has sold more than 1,000 season ticket deposits for the school's inaugural 2015 season.
Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players. University President Brooks Keel said Thursday that the school was the recipient of a grant from the National Institutes of Health and is using technology called the Helmet Impact Telemetry System.