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William “Monk” Younger

William Lee “Monk” Younger was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he earned enough athletic recognition there to have long since been enshrined with some kind of permanent honor.  He lettered two years as an…

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Thomas C. Scott Jr.

Thomas C. “Tommy” Scott Jr. is considered one of the University of Virginia’s all time greats in football.  He played both offensive and defensive end and made the AP All-American first team in 1952.  Scott was picked for the East-West…

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Walt Michaels

The 1950 Washington & Lee football team was the first and last team ever to represent the University in a post-season bowl game.  Led by fullback/line-backer Walt Michaels, a senior from Swoyerville, PA, the 1950 Generals finished their regular season…

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Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard

Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard was a Hopewell native, and one of the all-time great running backs in Virginia collegiate football history, but equally impressive are his credentials as one of the more colorful characters in any sport. The 1942 graduate of…

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Taylor Sanford

Sanford graduated from the University of Richmond in 1929, having earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track—thirteen in all.  He set records in the shot put and discus, later broken by his brother, Jack.  He captained All-State teams in…

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Karl “Dick” Esleeck

The late Karl A. “Dick” Esleeck is the holder of one of the finest coaching records in the history of the Virginia High School League.  Perhaps the greatest achievement by Esleeck before cancer claimed his life in 1952 was coaching…

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J. Stokeley Fulton

J. Stokeley Fulton received little All-American honors in 1954 as a center on the Hampden Sydney College football teams.  In addition to his excellence on the football field, Fulton served as president of the student body and was awarded with…

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