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Two of the Southeastern Conference's biggest icons briefly shared the field at the league's championship game.

Georgia's Herschel Walker and Auburn's Bo Jackson were recognized during a second quarter time out while watching their teams face off for a playoff berth.

Walker won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 while leading the Bulldogs to three straight SEC titles and a national championship. Jackson captured the trophy as a senior in 1985. 

Jackson visited with a wide-eyed Georgia coach Kirby Smart before the game.

"I thought it was hilarious Bo Jackson came up to me before the game," Smart said. "He's my childhood idol. I worshipped Bo Jackson. I had Bo Jackson posters, baseball cards. I had over 300 baseball cards of Bo Jackson."

The two members of SEC royalty got to see several of the league's current top runners play, including Georgia's Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and Auburn's Kerryon Johnson.

Chubb is Georgia's No. 2 career rusher behind, of course, Walker. Johnson is the league's leading rusher.