Class of 2017

Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Mark West first made his name in sports while at Old Dominion University. There he was a three-time All-American and led the nation in blocked shots in both his sophomore and junior year. While at ODU, he scored 1,308 career points, grabbed 1,113 career rebounds and shot 56 percent from the […]

Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest continuously operating team in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition, with 97 series wins including 72 on super speedways and 12 victories at Daytona. But, it all started in Buffalo Ridge, Virginia in 1949 with Glen as the driver and Leonard as chief mechanic. The brothers first gained recognition with […]

After growing up in Virginia Beach, Herb Scott chose to attend Virginia Union, a small historically black university in Richmond. There, Scott was a four-year starter, 1971-75, and was twice named All-CIAA and to the Division II All-American team. In 1975, Scott was drafted in the 13th round by the Dallas Cowboys and became part […]

Bob “The Emory Express” Miller was originally from Portage, Pennsylvania, and in 1948 took his talents to play running back for the Wasps at Emory and Henry College. Even after 50 years, Miller’s name still stands on 12 football records, where he became Virginia’s first repeat All-American, being named to the Second-Team in 1949 and […]

Hank Norton was originally from Huntington WV, and received his undergraduate degree at Lynchburg College and later his master’s in education at the University of Virginia. While serving his country, he coached and played football for the US Army post team, “The Black Knights” in Frankfurt, Germany. But it was as a coach that Hank […]

A native of Norfolk, Calvin Jacox served for 25 years as a columnist and later sports editor for the Journal & Guide, at one time the largest African-American publication south of Washington D.C. He is remembered as a crusader in the fight against discrimination, writing about and helping to foster Black sports and athletes before, […]

A native of Gladys, Virginia, Charles Haley went on to play football at James Madison University and in 1985 became the schools first ever I-AA All-American. Haley is the only player in NFL history to have played for 5 Super Bowl Champions (San Francisco in ’88 & ’89 and Dallas in ’92, ’93 & ’95). […]