Athens Athletic Hall of Fame: Jeffrey Mack

November 4th, 2013 | By Katie No Comments


Jeffery Mack excelled in multiple sports at Clarke Central High School. He played as quarterback and free safety for his football team and was also on the basketball and track team. The discipline that his football coach, Billy Henderson, taught him was a contributing factor to his success in multiple sports. Jeffery ended his high school career with a record of 54-4 and played in three state football championship games, winning one in 1985.

He was a four-year letter winner in basketball and two-year letter winner in track. He earned Northeast Georgia honors in both football and basketball in 1985 and 1986, and made Street and Smith Magazine in 1987 as a top senior prep athlete. He went on to play football at South Carolina State University, where he lettered three years and made Second Team All-MEAC in 1989 and 1990.

Jeffery is also the founder of the Athens Youth Academy, which organizes football, track, cheerleading and basketball teams. “I wanted to create an organization where kids could play and not worry about being bullied. It’s a safe and fun environment,” said Mack.

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