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Bryant Stith

Our next inductee is a native of Lawrenceville, VA, and first made a name for himself at Brunswick High School, where he was a three-time All-State basketball star.  He went on to a college career at the University of Virginia,…

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Charles G. “Rosie” Thomas

Charles "Rosie" Thomas was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He entered Fork Union Military Academy in 1918, entering as a sophomore and graduated in the class of 1921. Thomas continued his education at Virginia Tech graduating with an electrical engineering…

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Herman Moore

Herman Moore, born in Danville, VA, played football in high school, mostly as a kicker as well as tight end. He attended the University of Virginia where he was a 2 sport athlete, football and track and field. He ranks…

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Jerome Kersey

Jerome Kersey was raised in Clarksville, and attended Longwood College (now Longwood University), where he was a record-setting basketball forward and two-time Division II All-American. In 1984, Kersey was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by the…

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William Lanier

Willie Edward Lanier was born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.  He graduated from Maggie Walker High School in 1963 and attended Morgan State University where he received his degree in Business Administration in 1967.   He attended the Executive Program…

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Lester Hooker

H. Lester Hooker, a native of Stuart, at that time was the standout captain twice at Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High and only player in school history to be a starter in three sports.  He moved on to star for W&M…

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Stokeley Fulton

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…

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James T. Gillette Jr.

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…

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