Giants’ Danny Ware only UGA representive in Super Bowl

Well, the Super Bowl has been set. It’s the New York Giants versus the New England Patriots. You’ll have to look hard to find your Bulldog representation this year.

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Traditionally, Georgia has been well represented in Super Bowls. But the only individual Bulldogs fans have to focus on this year is Danny “D.J.” Ware of the New York Giants. And it’s not likely the fifth-year running back will be a big part of the game plan.

Ware, who now wants to be called “D.J.” now, has had just three carries for four yards in the postseason and none in Sunday night’s 20-17 overtime win over the 49ers. He has had 46 carries for 163 yards this season and 324 yards in his career.

But Ware has done quite well for himself in the NFL. Despite being undrafted in 2007, he has managed to stay employed by the Giants for five seasons and already owns a Super Bowl ring from 2008.  Pretty good as a reserve back who wasn’t even starting when he left UGA.

Ware had an interesting Georgia career. His production actually decreased each year after he signed out of Hargrave Military. He went from 692 to 492 then 302 and finished with 1,486 yards and 8 TDs. He left a year early with Thomas Brown, Kregg Lumpkin and Knowshon Moreno crowding the position.

While this year’s sampling of UGA players in the big game is small, in the previous eight years the Bulldogs have had 22 former players represented. Georgia has also had three Super Bowl MVPs:  Safety Jake Scott of the Miami Dolphins, running back Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos and wide receiver Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

From the SEC, Florida has the most players represented in this year’s game with four. Arkansas, LSU and Tennessee have three each and Ole Miss has two. I’d say one of those Rebels has a good shot at MVP honors this year.

Here’s the whole list of SEC players:

New York Giants (7)

Deon Grant – Tennessee
Eli Manning – Ole Miss
Mitch Petrus – Arkansas
Justin Trattou – Florida
Tony Ugoh – Arkansas
Danny Ware- Georgia
Corey Webster – LSU

New England Patriots (12)

Mark Anderson – Alabama
Brandon Deaderick – Alabama
Shaun Ellis – Tennessee
Kevin Faulk – LSU
BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Ole Miss
Aaron Hernandez – Florida
Kyle Love – Mississippi State
Ryan Mallet – Arkansas
Jerod Mayo – Tennessee
Stevan Ridley – LSU
Brandon Spikes – Florida
Gerard Warren – Florida

40 comments Add your comment

Lowcountry Bulldawg

January 23rd, 2012
6:17 am

Shall I say 1st?

WtfWruthnkn

January 23rd, 2012
7:05 am

8 of the 12 schools represented
And yes low country you are the first loser

bill arp

January 23rd, 2012
8:13 am

He’s always went by DJ, at least as long as I’ve known him. He used to wash my truck back in the day. It makes it hard to pull for him being on the Giants.

Eaassyy

January 23rd, 2012
8:31 am

Ben Jarvis has never fumbled in the NFL. That is pretty awesome

Eaassyy

January 23rd, 2012
8:32 am

Excuse me: BenJarvus

Snoop Dawg

January 23rd, 2012
8:43 am

Bulldog Nation: I present for you exhibit 142.

Danny Ware is in the Super Bowl. He obviously has football talent, right? Well, Mark Richt and Mr Bozo either didn’t recognize it or didn’t use it. Look at his career. He came to Athens with 4-stars. He was coached down. Couldn’t get playing time. Seemed to fumble a lot. Got less carries each year and left early. Does this story sound familiar? It seems like a lot of our highly recruited backs follow the same cycle: report in, underachieve, develop an attitude, then leave early. Many of them, however, do fine in the NFL,

It seems to me that this is just another of the thousand points of light on the graph what indicate to an ordinary reasonable man that Richt and Bobo do not have a clue what they are doing.

slydog

January 23rd, 2012
8:43 am

Rob Bronkowski and Wes Welker are the only representatives for Arizona and Texas Tech respectively. So what?

Big Dawg Daddy

January 23rd, 2012
8:46 am

Snoop Dawg – quit sniffing glue

Cohutta Dawgman

January 23rd, 2012
8:47 am

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rez Ex

January 23rd, 2012
8:56 am

Danny Ware’s 125+ yards rushing vs. Fla are a big reason why we won in 2004…. DGD!!!!!

BobDawg

January 23rd, 2012
8:58 am

The young man has done well for himself and will get a nice football pension out of it… Shows what hard work will do for you…

GeoffDawg

January 23rd, 2012
8:58 am

How long has Patrick Pass been off the Patriots’ roster?

He Snoop Dog

January 23rd, 2012
8:58 am

Danny or D. J. Ware really wasn’t that good. He’s lucky enough to be on the practice squad for a team that has made it to the big show twice.

Steven

January 23rd, 2012
8:59 am

Snoop Dawg,

Danny “DJ” Ware is a 3rd string running back for a team whose running game sucks.

just sayin'

January 23rd, 2012
9:33 am

And Gary Guyton is GT’s lone rep playing for the Pats….so what? Must be a slow day in UGA land.

Top Row Dog

January 23rd, 2012
11:45 am

Good clear reason to pull for Giants over Patriots…………….

Ole Miss vs. Michigan at QB spot – Patriot roster includes three Gators (Including the eye gouger Spikes), two Tide boys, two Volunteers, two Bengal Tigers. To heck with them all.

But mainly it’s Manning vs. Brady. Shame on New England cutting Seymour, Pass, and Ben Watson (Though I’m sure Gronkowski hasn’t been a drop off at TE position, loved him on my league champion Fantasy team).

AltamahaDawg

January 23rd, 2012
12:13 pm

Did anyone else see Spikes pull that chickencrap stunt last night? Hasn’t changed a bit.

JJ Good Times

January 23rd, 2012
12:35 pm

“He Snoop” and “Steven”…Danny Ware was a good running back for Georgia. In his freshman year he did pretty good and bowled some people over. I guess you’re the new breed Georgia fan who must have started pulling for the Dawgs in 2011 and have no idea of UGA history. Wanna bet he makes more than you’ll ever dream about and you’ll be bagging groceries at Piggly Wiggley when you’re 80!

robodawg

January 23rd, 2012
12:49 pm

Well done DJ (although you’ll always be Danny to us folks back home) and best of luck in the Super Bowl.

BG

January 23rd, 2012
1:30 pm

GATA Ware. GO DAWGS!!!

Danny Ware

January 23rd, 2012
1:43 pm

“Representive”?! Try “representative”. Just pitiful, AJC. Such amateurs.

ole ball coach

January 23rd, 2012
4:15 pm

I believe Patrick Pass retired after the 2008 season, I know for sure he is retired and think 08 was the last year he played. He actually played one game for the NYG the year they beat NE in the Super Bowl to deny them an undefeated season. Technically, with playing for the Giants that year and them winning the Super Bowl, he was a member of 4 Super Bowl winners.

Eisendawg

January 23rd, 2012
4:16 pm

At least there’s one Dawg. From the list above, I didn’t see any from Vanderbilt, South Carolina, or Auburn.

Eisendawg

January 23rd, 2012
4:21 pm

According to this site, UGA has more players in the NFL than Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Miss State, Kentucky, etc. http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2011/sec-football-teams-nfl-players-list/

Alex

January 23rd, 2012
4:35 pm

Interesting that commings was allowed to bond out for beating that woman when in most cases I’ve read about online, they are supposed to spend at least 24 hours in jail.

Football Guy

January 23rd, 2012
7:12 pm

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joe taxpayer

January 23rd, 2012
10:03 pm

Snoop Dawg I’ve been saying that for years.

joe taxpayer

January 23rd, 2012
10:05 pm

Bulldog Nation: I present for you exhibit 142.

Danny Ware is in the Super Bowl. He obviously has football talent, right? Well, Mark Richt and Mr Bozo either didn’t recognize it or didn’t use it. Look at his career. He came to Athens with 4-stars. He was coached down. Couldn’t get playing time. Seemed to fumble a lot. Got less carries each year and left early. Does this story sound familiar? It seems like a lot of our highly recruited backs follow the same cycle: report in, underachieve, develop an attitude, then leave early. Many of them, however, do fine in the NFL,

It seems to me that this is just another of the thousand points of light on the graph what indicate to an ordinary reasonable man that Richt and Bobo do not have a clue what they are doing.
The above post is from Snoop Dawg but it is so good it needs repeating!!

oneofeach4me

January 24th, 2012
9:42 am

Danny is a good guy and works hard. You can talk ish about players all you want… but I can pretty much guarantee you won’t see this guy being arrested! The NFL is cut throat and Danny has managed to stay with the Giants. He originally started out with the Jets and they traded him to the Giants in 2008 mid-season and he ended up with a ring.

Good luck Danny, we are rooting for you back home!!

Carz

January 24th, 2012
10:57 am

Ware had fumble issues at UGA and Richt benched him and he fell down the depth chart. All 4 of those backs were NFL caliber, but Brown got hurt in his last pre-season game with the Falcons and was cut. I’m happy for DJ for making it to the show and his contributions to this team were minimized in this article. He gets a lot of action on 3rd downs and is obviously a good special teamer to stick for this long.

Tech Rules, you sissy boy mutts....

January 24th, 2012
5:34 pm

Top running back talent gets wasted at UGAG! Go to Tech and play!

R

January 26th, 2012
9:40 am

Snoop Dawg, you’re missing the point. Ware never took his college career seriously and didn’t do enough to pass Thomas Brown or Kregg Lumpkin on the depth chart. And, it’s the coaches fault he couldn’t hold on to the ball? Look, I like Ware and I am extremely happy he is getting this opportunity. That said, any blame for lack of playing time or a stellar college career falls on him.

R

January 26th, 2012
9:48 am

Also, Bobo didn’t take over as OC until 2006. Therefore, he was only OC for one year while Ware was there.

Geechee Dawg

January 26th, 2012
11:41 am

Each team has a 45-man roster, so a total of 90 players. With 19 SEC players on the 2 rosters, over 21% of the players in the Super Bowl are from the SEC. How does that compare to the other conferences?

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