Scott Woerner


Scott Woerner

NFL player


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College=Georgia
Position=Defensive back
DraftedYear=1981
DraftedRound=3
DraftedPick=80
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years=1981
1987
teams=Atlanta Falcons
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Scott Allison Woerner (born December 18, 1958 in Baytown, Texas) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In the 1981 Sugar Bowl, Woerner intercepted a pass by the Notre Dame quarterback in the closing minutes of the game which sealed Georgia's national championship for that year. He still holds several return records at the University of Georgia. He had the most kickoff return yards (190) in a single game (vs. Kentucky, 1977). He also holds the most punt return yards (488) in a season (1980). Woerner was drafted in the third round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Falcons. He played for the Atlanta Falcons during that 1981 season. In 1983,1984,and 1985 he played safety for the Philadelphia Stars of the short-lived United States Football League. The Philadelphia Stars won 2 of the 3 USFL championships. The "Sporting News" selected him as a USFL All-League player both of those seasons.

Scott Woerner letterman for The Georgia Bulldogs 1977 1978 1979 and 1980 is 2nd to only Jake Scott in UGA Career interception return yards with 303 yards for Scott Woerner behind only Jake Scott’s 315 yards. Scott Woerner has the 3rd longest interception return All-Time for UGA with his 98 yard interception return against Clemson for The Consensus National Championship including AP Poll Number 1 in 1980. Scott Woerner was UGA’s Starting Cornerback. Scott Woerner led The Bulldogs in 1978 with 4 Interceptions returned for 91 yards. Scott Woerner was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd Round in 1981 and played Safety and Kick Returner for the Falcons that year. When Herschel Walker started up the USFL for Donald Trump, Scott Woerner signed with the USFL too and Scott Woerner went on to 1st Team All-USFL. Scott Woerner was named 1st Team All-SEC Safety 1980 by the AP and UPI. Safety Scott Woerner from Jonesboro Georgia was named 1st Team All-America Top Starting Cornerback 1980 by Football News, UPI, Kodak, and Walter Camp, in leading UGA to the AP and UPI National Championship undefeated including the win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Scott Woerner set the All-Time UGA Record for Most Punt Return Yardage and tied for 2nd on the UGA All-Time Record Book Career Interceptions with 13. Scott Woerner led the nation in Punt Returns 1980, not the least of which was to beat Clemson in the 4th Quarter, for which Sports Illustrated named him Defensive Player of the Week. Scott Woerner was the only defensive player to be listed in the SEC Top 10 for All-Purpose Yardage 1980. There are several of these National Champion Bulldogs coming up for the College Football Hall of Fame, but so far to-date of all the UGA Letterman on the only team named National Champions 1980, only Herschel Walker, Terry Hoage and Kevin Butler have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame along with Coach Vince Dooley. And, it was Scott Woerner, not Terry Hoage, who in 1980 led us to the National Championship. Terry Hoage was a Letterman 1980 while Scott Woerner was All-America 1st Team Cornerback Football News, UPI, Kodak and Walter Camp All-America 1980.


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