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J.C. Herbert Bryant

Herbert Bryant was born in Alexandria, Virginia and lettered in four sports at Episcopal High School, graduating in 1928. He entered the University of Virginia in the fall of 1928. His many honors included membership in the PK Society, Eli…

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Jimmie Bryan

Born in Staunton, Virginia in 1916, Bryan received his B.S. degree from Ohio University and his Master’s from Lynchburg College.  For 25 years, Bryan served as Athletic Director at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg and coached basketball at the…

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Roosevelt Brown Jr.

Roosevelt Brown, Jr. is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and at the age of 13, “Rosey” was drafted out of the band to play football for the first time with his home-town Jefferson High team.  He played against his father’s…

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Roger Brown

Roger Brown was born in Surry County and grew up in Newport News, Virginia.  He attended Maryland State (now University of Maryland, Eastern Shore) where he earned N.A.I.A. All-American honors while being selected by the NFL Detroit Lions.  Brown was…

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Larry Brooks

Larry Brooks is a native of Prince George, Virginia and attended Prince George High School.  In 1967, he was selected as an All-Central District choice as a defensive end.  Brooks furthered his education and attended Virginia State University, where he…

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Allan Bristow

Allan Bristow’s name is synonymous with basketball in the state of Virginia.  The Richmond native began his long career as an All-State performer at Henrico High School before moving on to Virginia Tech.  While playing four years with the Hokies,…

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Bill Brill

Bill Brill was born in Philadelphia, but moved with his family to Middlesex County, Virginia. The Duke University graduate began his career in 1952 as a sports writer with the Covington Virginian. In 1956, Brill joined the Roanoke Times and…

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Marty Brennaman

One of the best known figures in the sports broadcasting industry, Marty Brennaman has been the lead broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds since 1974. In addition, Brennaman has broadcast the NCAA basketball tournament for CBS Radio for more than 10…

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Chuck Boone

A true sportsman in every sense, Chuck Boone made a name for himself as a player, coach, and administrator throughout an athletic career that lasted more than forty years.  The University of Richmond would prove to be home to the…

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Melvin Blassingham

Known as the “Father of the Oyster Bowl”, Blassingham conceived the idea of the game to raise funds for the Shriner’s Hospital while in the hospital himself, recovering from a heart attack in 1936.  The Oyster Bowl began to truly…

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