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Friday, May 1, 2009
Finally, your trivia answer

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

I didn't forget about ya. I'm just a bit, uh, delayed, in bringing you the answer to last weekend's trivia question.

On the occasion of Detroit's selection of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick of the draft, we asked you to name the last Bulldog quarterback to make a Pro Bowl. Matt of Muncie was quick with a response.

The answer to your trivia is Fran "The Man" Tarkenton!

Tarkenton, drafted by Minnesota in 1961, was selected to nine Pro Bowls during his career with the Vikings and New York Giants. He and Stafford are two of seven Georgia quarterbacks to be drafted in the common era, according to research from ESPN Stats & Information.

Using's handy draft information sorter, you can easily find the other six. As it turns out, Tarkenton has been the only Georgia quarterback ever to make a Pro Bowl. I'm not planning an unfriendly takeover of Chris Low's SEC blog, but in the interest of full disclosure, here is the full list:

Georgia QBs drafted in the NFL
Year Team Player Round
1977 New York Jets Matt Robinson 9
1989 Indianapolis Wayne Johnson 11
1995 Cleveland Eric Zeier 3
2001 Dallas Quincy Carter 2
2005 Seattle David Greene 3
2006 Atlanta D.J. Shockley 7
2009 Detroit Matthew Stafford 1