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Nominees for Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame class include these Augusta-area stars

Will Cheney Augusta Chronicle

Emerson Boozer

Laney alumnus Emerson Boozer was named as an early nominee for the inaugural class of the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame. Here he is playing with the New York Jets in 1973. High school: Laney (class of 1962)

Boozer graduated from Laney and attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he was a two-time All-American before the New York Jets drafted him in the seventh round of the 1966 AFL Draft. He played 10 seasons in the AFL and NFL and was a key cog in the Jets' Super Bowl III win over the Baltimore Colts. Boozer is a member of the Jets' Ring of Honor and the College Football Hall of Fame

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