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David Wright

In 14 seasons of Major League Baseball, Chesapeake native David Wright carved out a career that was one of the best in New York Mets franchise history. Drafted by the Mets out of Hickory High School in 2001, Wright would…

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Al Toon

Al Toon from Newport News, Virginia was a star athlete on the football field and adjacent track for Menchville High School. His jumping ability was on full display both as a wide receiver, and as a track and field star,…

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Tracy Saunders

Tracy Saunders success on the basketball court at John F. Kennedy High School in Suffolk, Virginia, led to a scholarship offer from nearby Norfolk State University. A power forward with quick hands and feet, Saunders led the Lady Spartans basketball…

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Bruce Rader

Bruce Rader

A native of Maryland, sports broadcaster Bruce Rader came to the Hampton Roads market in the mid 1970’s. In 1977 he joined WAVY-TV, and in 1979 was named Sports Director, a position he still holds. Serving the Southeastern Virginia market,…

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Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence Johnson began his track and field excellence in Chesapeake, VA at Great Bridge High School. Originally a hurdler, Johnson made the switch to pole-vault his freshman year and the rest is history. LoJo as he is known, would win…

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Mike Cubbage

Mike Cubbage was a three-sport star at Charlottesville’s Lane High School, where he excelled on the diamond, the gridiron, and the basketball court teaming up with fellow Hall of Fame inductee, Frankie Allen. The Charlottesville native didn’t have to go…

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Dennis Carter

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG Radio, covering sports in the Southside of Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Danville Community College and Virginia Tech graduate made his…

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Tom Yeager

Tom Yeager served as the only commissioner in Colonial Athletic Association history from the conference’s inception in 1985 through his retirement in 2016. Over the course of 31 years as head of the CAA, he established the conference as one…

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Debbie White

Debbie White, a native of Lexington, Virginia, gained notoriety in the Commonwealth as the first full-time female sportswriter in the state, while serving on the staff of the Daily Press from 1974-1977. After serving as Sports Information Director at Siena…

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William “Buster” O’Brien

Virginia Beach native, William “Buster” O’Brien, starred as a quarterback for Princess Anne High School in the 1960’s, and his talent and success led to a scholarship offer from the University of Notre Dame. After transferring to the University of…

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