Sad news struck Georgia Bulldog fans this evening with word that UGA legend Bill Stanfill has passed away in hospice care in Albany. He was 69.
A consensus All-American in 1968 and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Stanfill won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman during his senior year. He was an All-SEC selection in each of his three years of varsity competition for Coach Vince Dooley, and was a part of two SEC Championship teams.
Stanfill later played 8 seasons for the Miami Dolphins, earning 4 trips to the Pro Bowl. He was also a member of the legendary undefeated 1972 Dolphin team and another Super Bowl-winning team under Don Shula in 1974.
He will always be dear to Bulldog fans hearts for terrorizing the ever-loving hell out of Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier in Georgia’s 1966 victory over the Gators. The farm boy from Cairo later remarked that “holding pigs for my dad to castrate was quite a challenge. I can't say that helped prepare me for football, but it sure did remind me an awful lot of sacking Steve Spurrier.”
Stanfill was a mountain of a man with a wit of gold. A Damn Good ‘Dawg who’ll be sorely missed. We here at Dawg Sports wish to express our deepest sumpathies to his friends and family.