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Editorial: Saying goodbye to a south GA legend

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A South Georgia sports legend who became a successful Albany real estate broker, died last week.

Bill Stanfill passed away Thursday in Albany, at 69, following health complications after suffering a fall.

Stanfill, a star for the Cairo Syrupmakers, became an All-American defensive end for Vince Dooley's Georgia Bulldogs from 1966 through 1968.

He won two SEC championships, and the 1968 Outland Trophy.

He went on to play seven seasons in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins where he was an integral part of the 1972 team that went undefeated, and won Super Bowl VII.

In 1998, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bill Stanfill was laid to rest Monday.

We salute the man, and his legacy of honesty, integrity and hard work.

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