Waycross-Ware County Sports Hall of Fame

Tony Smith

Inducted 2011
Tony was a super athlete for the Waycross Bulldogs in the early to mid 1980s. He earned three letters in two sports for the Canines.

On the baseball diamond he won the Coach’s Trophy his senior year and also earned the scholastic award for athletes.

His football exploits are remarkable. Earning a starting position as an offensive tackle, he won the Most Valuable Player Trophy his senior year and was named to the All-State Team.

Tony was a leader. Not the cheerleader type but one who let by example. One who commanded respect from his teammates with a flawless work ethic. You could say he was the prototypical offensive tackle. He had size, speed, agility and a commitment to excellence.

His well deserved reputation led the All-Star coaches to include him on their teams. He was selected to pay for the Georgia All-Stars in their game against the Florida All-Stars played in Orlando, Florida. He also earned a berth for the South All-Stars in their game against the North All-Stars that was played in Athens, Georgia.

His performance as an offensive tackle resulted in a scholarship to Georgia Southern University where he lettered for four years. The Eagles won two national championships and played in the title game three times when Tony was there.

Tony has pursued a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and currently an agent domiciled in Valdosta, Georgia.

With many, many trophies in his home Tony considers his greatest trophies to be his beautiful wife Susan and their daughters Maggie and Maddie.