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1991 Vance Pike
Position: Athlete
Vance Pike Bio
Courtesy: GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com
Release: 01/08/2008
Regarded by many as one of the finest offensive lineman in the history of NCAA I-AA football. Gave early Georgia Southern football programs a solid foundation, enabling Eagles to enjoy a record four national championships in years to follow. Born January 7, 1963 in Warner Robins, Georgia. Starting tackle in Georgia Southern's first national championship season of 1985. Earned first team All-America status from Kodak in 1985. The 1985 National Champions averaged 30.6 points per game, 410.9 yards per game, 251.3 rushing yards per game and 159.6 passing yards per game. Blocking was key reason Georgia Southern averaged more than 400 yards and 35 points per game during four-year career. Earned Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern in 1986. Top blocker for 1984 team that finished in the top ten nationally in rushing offense and scoring offense. Chosen to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's College Division All-State Team in 1983. Started collegiate career at Auburn before transferring to Georgia Southern. Served two seasons as graduate assistant coach at Texas Christian University after graduation. Returned to help Georgia Southern to its fourth national championship.