Waycross-Ware County Sports Hall of Fame

Marvin Hood
Inducted 1992
The 1934 Waycross High School Bulldogs, coached by B.W. Rushton and Marshall O’Rear were 6-3. It was the best record by the Bulldogs in ten years.
At the end of the season, Marvin Hood, 170 pound senior fullback (and four year letterman) was elected honorary captain for the season. He was the most outstanding player in a backfied (considered one of WHS’s finest) which included Welch, Hooks Hart and Johnny Tyre.
Hood’s value to the team was enhanced by his versatility. He kicked off, kicked extra points, punted, and played good defense. He was an excellent blocker, passed the ball effectively and was the leading rusher and scored the most points for the Waycross Bulldogs. He went to the University of Georgia where an injury cut short a promising career.. He came back to Waycross and for many years was a successful merchant and prominent business leader. He was a credit to the community.