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Jeff Burton (2019)

A native of South Boston, Virginia Jeff Burton has never served as mayor of his hometown; however that did not stop him from earning that nickname on NASCAR’s highest circuit. Burton got his start racing go-karts on rural tracks in Virginia, and in 1988 made his NASCAR Busch Series debut driving the #69 car, owned […]

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Dennis Carter (2020)

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG Radio, covering sports in the Southside of Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Danville Community College and Virginia Tech graduate made his way to WSET, the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, Virginia and for 37 years covered every […]

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Stokeley Fulton (1977)

J. Stokley 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 the highest honor available at Hampden Sydney upon graduation, the Gammon Cup.  This award is […]

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Walker A. Gillette (1990)

Walker Gillette was born in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Southampton High School.  He went on to become a football All-American at the University of Richmond, being named first team All-American as a split-end by the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Associates, Time Magazine, Look Magazine and The Sporting News. Gillette was drafted in the first round […]

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James T. Gillette Jr. (1983)

Jim Gillette was a native of Courtland, Virginia.  He played at the University of Virginia in 1937, 1938 and 1940 where, as a walk-on freshman, he was given the nickname The “Courtland Courier”.  Gillette also starred at first base for the Cavaliers and was co-captain of the team his senior year.  He won all-state honors […]

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