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Frank Beamer (2018)

Frank Beamer, a Hillsville, Virginia native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969, where he was a three year starting cornerback for Tech’s football program. He then went on to accept coaching positions at Maryland, The Citadel, and Murray State before being promoted to Murray State’s head coaching role. After six years of coaching at Murray […]

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Ralph Cummins (1996)

Ralph Cummins arrived at Clintwood High School as an assistant football coach and girl’s basketball coach in the fall of 1950. His girl’s basketball team won two championships at Clintwood. He left Clintwood in 1952 for Gate City High School to coach football and girls basketball. His girl’s basketball team at Gate City lost only […]

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Carroll W. Dale (1976)

Carroll Wayne Dale attended Virginia Tech from 1956 to 1959 and has been called as one of the finest ever to play at Blacksburg. He played in 40 consecutive games as both offensive and defensive end. He missed only two practice sessions in his four years at Tech and was the fastest on the Gobbler […]

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Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd (1973)

Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd was born in Galax, Virginia on November 11, 1908.  He moved to Kingsport, Tennessee at an early age and attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his football playing fame.  He won nine letters at the University of Tennessee, while participating in football, baseball, basketball, and track.  After graduation, Dodd […]

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Bill “Bullet” Dudley (1974)

There has been only one football player in the history of the sport to win Most Valuable Player honors in collegiate, armed forces and professional competition and that player is Bill Dudley. At 5 ft. 10 in., 152 lbs., Bill was considered by many recruiters to be too small for college football. University of Virginia […]

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