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Heath Miller

Heath Miller, a native Virginian, starred at quarterback for Honaker High School in the early 2000’s, however it was a position change at the University of Virginia that propelled Miller to greatness. Making the switch to tight end his freshman…

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Thomas Jones

During his time at Powell Valley High School, Thomas Jones, a Big Stone Gap Native, rushed for 7,793 yards, and helped lead the football program to back-to-back state championships in 1994 and 1995. Jones broke many Virginia High School League…

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Robert Allen 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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Charles “Deacon” Phillippe

Deacon Phillipe was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia on May 23, 1872. As a right-hander for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903, he was the first World Series pitcher to win three games and the only pitcher ever to complete the…

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Glenn Roberts Sr.

Glenn Roberts revolutionized the game of basketball at Emory & Henry College during the 1930’s.  He is credited as the first player to use the present day jump shot, utilizing his 6’4” height and playing skills to shoot while hanging…

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Carroll W. Dale

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…

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Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd

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…

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Bill “Bullet” Dudley

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…

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