NFL vet Takeo Spikes raised a glass with about 70 of his closest friends and family members at a private party in Atlanta Thursday night.
The Augusta native who played for the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals is in town, like tons of other NFL alums, ahead of Super Bowl 53.
Spikes was Georgia's all-class player of the year in 1994 and 20 years later was voted fourth in a "best player I ever saw" tally among Georgia head coaches.
"He was a man amongst boys and played the game with relentless abandon," observed Scott Jackson of Decatur.
He is among the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2019.
The crowd toasting his incredible career on Thursday included Carlos Emmons, George Wilson, George Foster, Tutan Reyes, Marcus Riley, Marcellus Rivers, Deon Grant, London Fletcher, Wayne Gandy, Angelo Crowell, Adewale Ogunleye.
The celebration, hosted by Hennessy, featured a V.S.O.P Privilege toast and sumptuous dinner.