Georgia’s Matt Stinchcomb to be honored during Auburn game

Matt Stinchcomb was a two-time First Team All-America selection at Georgia.
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Matt Stinchcomb was a two-time First Team All-America selection at Georgia.

Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

Former Georgia offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb will be honor during Saturday's game against Auburn ahead of his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Stinchcomb, from Lilburn, played at Georgia from 1995-98 and was a first-round draft pick in 1999. The former All-American played seven NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before he retired in 2006 following complications from back surgery.

“I’d like to also congratulate Matt, who is a close friend, still his close friend and played together with Matt here and what a great honor bestowed to him and certainly deserves it,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “He's having a bright career with the SEC Network, and what a great honor it is to have him representing the University of Georgia (in the) Hall of Fame. So appreciate that, and honor to him.”

Stinchcomb, a color commentator and analyst on the SEC Network, will officially enter the Hall of Fame Dec. 4, along with nine other inductees.