Class of 2017

Leigh Williams, who died of Leukemia in 1940 just a day short of his 32nd birthday, was one of those rare breeds of athletes who starred in several sports.  At W & L, from 1927-32, he earned 16 letters, four each in football, basketball, baseball and track. Basketball and track were his best, however as […]

Leigh Williams, who died of Leukemia in 1940 just a day short of his 32nd birthday, was one of those rare breeds of athletes who starred in several sports.  At W & L, from 1927-32, he earned 16 letters, four each in football, basketball, baseball and track. Basketball and track were his best, however as […]

Buster Ramsey played high school football for Knoxville High School in Tennessee where he was named to the All-Southern and All-Tennessee team as a guard graduating in 1939. Ramsey entered the College of William and Mary majoring in physical education and sociology, receiving a B.S. in 1943.  While at William & Mary, he was named […]

Clarence P. Miles, a native of Hanover County and a graduate of Richmond High School, now John Marshall High School, was one of the first builders of the foundation for intercollegiate athletics at Virginia Tech and throughout the South.   Although he had seen only one football game and had never played the game before enrolling […]

Malcolm "Mac" Pitt, served as the University of Richmond’s Baseball Coach for 36 years and its Athletic Director for 25 years. He is a member of 4 Halls of Fame in addition to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Pitt has been honored by the Helms Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 1963), the […]

George S. “Gummy” Proctor was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on September 30, 1907. At the early age of 15, he officiated his first big basketball game – Wake Forest College against the Richmond Blues, for only a $5.00 fee. Proctor spent his early years working with and coaching the Richmond Rotary Boys Club. He coached […]

Henry Jordan began his outstanding athletic career at Warwick High School. He lettered in three sports, football, track, and wrestling. Jordan was co-captain of the football team and was named All-Tidewater, Eastern District, and All-State Honorable Mention. As a junior, he won the title of State AAU Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Jordan was also active in […]

There has been only one football player in the history of the sport to win Most Valuable Player honors in collegiate, armed forces and professional competition and that player is Bill Dudley. At 5 ft. 10 in., 152 lbs., Bill was considered by many recruiters to be too small for college football. University of Virginia […]