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Charles Holston Williams is credited with being one of the original founders of the present Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Williams and his colleagues from Shaw, Lincoln, Virginia Union, and Howard University put together the CIAA, which was the Black Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1912. Williams did more than help the CIAA get off the […]

Dr. Richard “Dick” Humbert was a four-sport letterman at the University of Richmond and winner of the National Football League Rookie of the Year Award in 1941 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1941 to 1949.  The Suffolk native earned All-Pro honors as well as the Rookie of the Year award in his first year. […]

In his playing days with the Philadelphia Phillies, Granny Hamner was known as the “Whiz Kid”.  Playing shortstop for the 1950 National League pennant winning Phillies, he hit .270 in 15 games with 11 homers and 82 runs batted in.  He hit .429 when the Phillies lost to the New York Yankees in the World […]

Stuart “Stukie” Hoskins started his talent-rich athletic career in Fredericksburg.  He attended Fredericksburg High School from 1932-1936 where he was an outstanding athlete and four-sport star winning fourteen letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In 1936, Hoskins entered the University of Richmond where he became one of the all-time greats when he lettered in […]

Stuart “Stukie” Hoskins started his talent-rich athletic career in Fredericksburg.  He attended Fredericksburg High School from 1932-1936 where he was an outstanding athlete and four-sport star winning fourteen letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In 1936, Hoskins entered the University of Richmond where he became one of the all-time greats when he lettered in […]

William Beattie Feathers is considered a legend at the University of Tennessee, where he was named All-American in football. He played at Virginia High of Bristol and was considered one of the finest high school football players in the Old Dominion. Feathers won All-State honors in high school and All-American at the University of Tennessee. […]

Marvin Bass is a native of Petersburg, Virginia and was a member of William & Mary’s winningest football team in history. Bass captained the 1942 Indians, which compiled a 9-1-1 record. He later was an assistant coach at William & Mary when the 1947 Indians were 9-1. Bass was an assistant football coach for Birmingham […]