Jerry Templeton - Baseball, 2014
Jerry Templeton was a three-sport star and five-tool baseball player at Benedictine Military School from 1957-59 who made his true mark as part of an iconic baseball team at the University of Georgia. He lettered in baseball, basketball and football at BC but showcased his abilities on the baseball diamond. After being selected as one of the state’s best baseball players during in 1959 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he was awarded a baseball scholarship to the University of Georgia and lettered for UGA from 1961-63. He served as team captain in 1963 and led a talented Bulldogs’ team in runs scored and home runs in 1962. While playing for UGA, Templeton was also a standout performer in the Savannah River League and played in the Amateur World Series in Michigan three times. Templeton was part of two of the most dramatic and memorable moments in UGA baseball history in 1963. He played third base when teammate Don Woeltjen pitched a perfect game against Georgia Tech and helped turn a triple play during the same season. He will be remembered as one of the most complete baseball players ever to shine on the diamond in Savannah.