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    • Michael Jolly

      Michael Jolly was the State AAA back of the year in 1975 after leading Central High School to the State AAA Football title. That is last State Crown for a Public High School in Macon. In the state playoffs against Northside, which had beaten Central 27-14 in a regular season games two weeks earlier, Jolly with his team trailing 19-14, took the Chargers on a 72 yard drive for the winning score. He converted a 4th and 20 and scored the game’s winning touchdown with 5 seconds remaining. In the State title game against Douglas he drove Central 76 yards in the last two minutes for the winning score in a 20-13 decision. In the GHSA All Star game the following summer he threw for a 25 yard touchdown to give the South a 30-29 win over the North. Jolly had his choice of colleges after his high school career and chose Georgia Tech where he was a part time starter as a freshman. After one year in Atlanta he transferred to Tennessee State where he played three seasons as a utility player. He was a member of two Black College National Championship squads with the Tigers. Jolly was briefly in the USFL with the Memphis Showboats and spent two seasons in semi pro football with the Macon Chiefs. (more)

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