Terry Hoage

Terry Hoage

NFL player

DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1962|04|11
Birthplace= Ames, Iowa
Awards=1984 Top V Award
teams=New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers
Houston Oilers
Arizona Cardinals

Terrell Lee "Terry" Hoage (born April 11, 1962 in Ames, Iowa) is a former football defensive back for the University of Georgia from 1980 – 1983 and several National Football League teams. He was a two time consensus All-American and graduated from Georgia in 1985 with a B.S. in Genetics with a 3.85 GPA. Georgia head coach Vince Dooley called Hoage "the best defensive player I've ever coached and maybe the best one I've ever seen." [ [http://www.cosida.com/news.asp?id=440 Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class Inducted] ] He finished 5th in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1983. [ [http://www.heisman.com/winners/m-rozier83.html 1983 Heisman Trophy voting] ] Hoage was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. [ [http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/schools/GA Draft history for UGA] ] His NFL career spanned 13 seasons and six teams: the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Houston Oilers, San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. His professional football career ended in 1996.

In 2002, Hoage and his wife, Jennifer, purchased a 26-acre vineyard in Paso Robles, California, where they now live. The vineyard is operated as Terry Hoage Vineyards and produces a syrah and a grenache-syrah blend. [ [http://www.terryhoagevineyards.com/ Terry Hoage Vineyards] ] Hoage produces roughly 2,000 cases a year of wines such as The Hedge a Syrah, The Hedge referring to a pruning technique and a fabled feature of the stadium at Georgia. [ Sports Illustrated, July 2, 2007, p. 86 ]

Awards and Honors

* Two time All-American
* Two time SEC Defensive Player of the Year
* 5th in voting for the 1983 Heisman Trophy
* Top V Award, Class of 1984
* 1984 SEC Athlete of the Year Award [ [http://www.secsports.com/index.php?url_channel_id=4&url_article_id=7470&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2 Carter, Augustus Named SEC Athletes of the Year] ]
* 1997 Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame [ [http://www.coj.net/Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/Special+Events/FlaGa/EVENTS/Hall+of+Fame+Induction+Ceremony.htm Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame] ]
* 2000 inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame
* Named to the SEC 25-year team (1961-85).
* Named to Walter Camp All Century Team as a safety [ [http://www.waltercamp.org/allcentury5.htm Walter Camp All Century Team] ]



* [http://www.uga.edu/gm/301/FrontSpo.html Georgia Magazine, March 2000: Vol. 80, No. 2]
* [http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=HOAGETER01 Database Football]
* [http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=80033 College Hall of Fame profile]

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