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Mark West

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,…

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Glen & Leonard Wood

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…

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Herb Scott

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…

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Robert “Bob” Miller

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,…

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Hank Norton

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…

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Calvin M. Jacox

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…

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Charles Haley

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. At the time of his retirement, Haley was the only player in NFL history…

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