Kicker from 1980 UGA Championship team likes the chances of this year’s squad to win it all

MARIETTA, Ga. — Quite a few members of the last University of Georgia football team to win a national championship are still around and still live in the metro Atlanta area. That 1980 team featured Hall of Fame players like Herschel Walker and local legends like Lindsay Scott and Buck Belue.

The team also featured an All-American kicker from Marietta, Rex Robinson.

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Robinson still lives in the area and can say he’s “been there and done that”. He still keeps up with his alma mater and is always cheering for their success. Robinson also spends his time tutoring young up-and-coming middle school, high school and an occasional college football kicker on the art of booting the ball.

He told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen how much he enjoys sharing his kicking knowledge and experiences in the game of football.

“I work primarily with younger guys,” Robinson said. “Middle and and high school. Christian is in college. A freshman. It’s fun to help them get off on the right foot.”


Christian Lowery is a kicker for the Cincinnati Bearcats, a team that this year, made it to the semifinals of the College Football Playoff. Lowery could not pass up the chance to learn from one of the best kickers in Georgia Bulldogs football history.

“It’s definitely a great opportunity to take in every piece of information he gives me,” Lowery said.

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Robinson said that the Bulldogs magical championship season 42 years ago sometimes feels like it happened just yesterday. He understands what this year’s squad is feeling heading into the game and believes it’s time for another national title to make its way back to Athens.

“It’s been a long, long time,” Robinson said. “It’s great to see them in the mix the last few years since Kirby has been the coach. They have a great opportunity.”

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Robinson believes this current generation of Dawg fans needs to have a great team of their own to remember. He truly believes this year’s team is going to be the one.