Oldest # 1 NFL Draft Pick Charley Trippi 94 years young last December 14 is one of 4 Georgia Bulldogs taken # 1 overall by the NFL and he remembers his elation when he was named the # 1 Pick by the Cardinals as he had become the national sensation for his performance in the Rose Bowl “If you were # 1 # 2 or # 3 back then you got a pretty good contract. Of course being chosen No. 1 was a big deal back then and it still is” Charley Trippi recalls. After his Rose Bowl heroics he went to World War II drafted into the Air Force. Charley Trippi had turned down Notre Dame and wanted to get his degree from UGA so he returned here after World War II Won the Maxwell Award awarded annually to the Best Football Player in the United States went undefeated and Won The Sugar Bowl then insisted on a guaranteed 4-year deal for $100 thousand dollars after the Atlanta Crackers paid him $10 thousand to hit .334 before huge crowds there too to see the “ITALIAN STALLION” after hitting .464 here for UGA Diamond Dawgs. “I felt like I had probably better ability as a football player.” Charley Trippi instantly took the Cardinals to the NFL Championship Game (Super Bowl) where after being MVP Rose Bowl Charley Trippi is one of 4 Bulldogs to Win the MVP of the NFL Championship Game (Super Bowl) winning the NFL Championship. He comes to EVERY GAME and my Dad introduced me to Charley Trippi College Football Hall of Fame Pro Football Hall of Fame – the Greatest Georgia Bulldog EVER who started all this for us winning The National Championship in 1942 going to World War II returning and winning The National Championship 1946.