Lucius Sanford
Lucius  Sanford
Position:
Executive Director, Letterwinner Association

Alma Mater:
Georgia Tech, 1978


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Georgia Tech gridiron great Lucius Sanford is the Executive Director of the Letterwinner Association. He joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in 1998 as Director of Student Life after a nine-year career in the financial services industry.

Sanford, a four-year starter from 1975-78, was an all-American linebacker at Georgia Tech and is considered one of the top defenders in Ramblin' Wreck history. He earned first-team all-America honors in 1977 by the AFCA and The Sporting News, as well as second-team accolades from the Associated Press and United Press International. He was a three-time all-south independent selection in 1975, 1976 and 1977.

He finished his career as Georgia Tech's career leader in tackles (433), a figure that still ranks among the best in program history. As a true freshman, he started the 1974 season opener against No. 2 Notre Dame and made 14 tackles. He posted 124 tackles as a freshman, which still stands as the Tech freshman record.

Selected in the fourth round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, he enjoyed a 10-year playing career, including nine seasons with the Bills (1978-86) and one season with the Cleveland Browns (1987).

Sanford was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1985 and the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in industrial management. He later pursued an MBA at American University while playing in the NFL.

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