Former Georgia star McLee dies of stroke

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ATHENS, Ga. - Former Georgia running back Kevin McLee, who ended his career as the Bulldogs' all-time leading rusher, died Sunday after suffering a stroke at his home in West Covina, Calif., on Sunday, Georgia officials said Monday.

McLee, 52, was a native of Uniontown, Pa., who became an All-Southeastern Conference player.

He passed 1942 Heisman Trophy winner Frank Sinkwich to become Georgia's all-time leading rusher.

McLee finished his career in 1977 with 2,581 career yards, now fifth on Georgia's records. Sinkwich's old mark was 2,271 yards.

McLee led Georgia with 1,058 yards rushing as the Bulldogs won the SEC championship in 1976, and he also led the team with 717 yards the following season.

McLee still ranks among Georgia's career leaders in several categories. He is third with 562 career rushes.

Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

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scorehouse 07/20/07 - 09:10 pm
i went to uga with mcclee.

i went to uga with mcclee. very sociable and friendly to non athelete students. big recruiting news when he came south, choosing uga over penn state. he always acknowledged the fans on the tracks when he got off the bus before the games. in those days the tracks filled up way before the stadium so the dawgs got quite an early rousing welcome as they headed to the pre-game lockers. then the visitors got the chant of "dawg food" when they deboarded their bus to head inside the stadium. too young to die. my condolences to his family.

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