Former Auburn player Vince Dooley passes away

Former Auburn captain and Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, passed away Friday night at the age of 90. The University of Georgia announced the news.

The Mobile, Alabama, native played at McGill-Toolen High School before playing quarterback at Auburn from 1951-53. He was a captain in his senior season and graduated with a business management degree.

He returned to Auburn in 1956 and spent eight seasons as an assistant coach, helping the Tigers win their first national championship in 1957. He left Auburn after the 1963 season to take over the Georgia Bulldogs.

He spent 25 years as head coach of the Bulldogs and became their all-time winningest coach with a record of 201-77-10. His teams won the SEC six times and eight bowl games.

His 1980 squad went 12-0 and defeated Notre Dame 17-10 to win the national championship.

He served as Georgia’s athletic director from 1979-2004. He was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1978, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire