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Class of 2017

Smith, a native of Norfolk, first drew national attention at Virginia Tech when he won the 1985 Outland Trophy, awarded to the outstanding collegiate defensive lineman of the year. He was a consensus All-American that season. Picked first in the draft by the Buffalo Bills, Smith quickly established himself as a defensive force and was […]

Porterfield, a native of Newport in Giles County, was signed off the Radford semipro team by New York Yankee scout H.P. Dawson and spent 12 years pitching for the Yankees, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates. A right-hander with a 95 mph fastball, he compiled an 87-97 record with a 3.78 ERA. Porterfield’s […]

Keller, a native of Winchester, has been a leader at every level of competition in Virginia for 50 years. After years of playing and coaching at R-MC, he was a driving force in the formation of the highly successful Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Keller was a four-year starter in football and baseball, winning all-Mason Dixon […]

Guback spent nine years as a staff writer with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and more than 20 years with The Washington Star during which he covered many major events such as the Super Bowl, heavyweight championship fights, college bowl games and the NCAA Final Four. He won writing awards and the respect of college coaches for […]

A native of Lynchburg, Andrews launched her successful golf career as a teenager. She twice won the Virginia Junior championship (1983 and 1984) and then won the VSGA Women’s championship five years in a row. After playing collegiate golf at the University of North Carolina, Andrews joined the LPGA tour in 1990 and was named […]