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Donna Fales

Donna Floyd Fales was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1940 and moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1953.  By the age of 14, she was the top ranked 15 and under tennis player in the United States while winning the U.S.…

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Julius “Julie” Conn

If any man has ever truly been a living legend it is Julius Conn, Virginia’s premier track and basketball coach at Newport News High School for over 40 years.  A native of Newport News and one of seven children, Julie…

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Henry “Hank” Foiles

Hank Foiles was born in Richmond in 1929.  He moved with his family in 1933 to Norfolk where he entered Granby High School in 1944, starring in football, baseball, basketball and track. He earned 3 letters in football, 4 letters…

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Lou Creekmur

William & Mary has graduated many outstanding football players over the years and Lou Creekmur, selected in 1949 as an All-Southern Tackle for the Indians, is classed as one of the best ever to play for the great gold. Lou…

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William Fuller

William Fuller retired as one of the top 20 all-time sack leaders with four Pro-Bowl selections, and it’s no wonder the NFL Houston Oilers eagerly signed William Fuller at the dissolution of the United States Football League.  A native of Chesapeake, Virginia,…

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Jennings Culley

Jennings Culley began his lengthy career in Virginia sports journalism as a determined sixteen-year-old in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia on the staff of the Daily Press. The promising young reporter went on to graduate from Randolph-Macon College and…

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Walker A. Gillette

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,…

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Jean McLean Davis

Jean McLean Davis did more in the first 17 years of her life than most of us do in a lifetime.  She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1929 and rode her first pony at the age of two. By…

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Abe Goldblatt

Abe Goldblatt was a sports staffer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot for 63 years and covered countless assignments until his death in 1994. During his career, he became recognized as an authority on sports history. In 1967, he co-authored the book…

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Meb Davis

Melvin "Meb" Davis attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After graduation he played with a strong Norfolk Collegiate football team. He was a three-sport star at William & Mary from 1924 to 1927. He excelled in football as an…

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