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Cornell Brown

Cornell Brown, a native of Lynchburg, VA and graduate of Virginia Tech, is considered by many to be the first high-profile recruit of the Frank Beamer era. Brown, a defensive end, started four seasons for the Hokies and helped them…

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Bill Roth

Bill Roth, a native of Pittsburgh, PA is most famous for the refrain, "From the blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the hills of Tennessee, the Virginia Tech Hokies are on the air!" Roth has been considered the "Voice…

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Antonio Freeman

Antonio Freeman, native of Baltimore, MD, attended Baltimore Polytechnic High School, named the Baltimore Sun’s offensive player of the year and was recruited by Virginia Tech where he red-shirted as a freshman in 1990. In his collegiate career he set…

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William “Bill” Shellenberger

The sport of soccer began in Virginia under the direction of legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bill Shellenberger in 1954 at Lynchburg College.  The first Hornet team of Shellenberger’s finished 2-3.   His overall record at Lynchburg College was 371 wins,…

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Robert “Bobby” Spangler

Bobby Spangler was a four-sport athletic star at Newport News High School. He was a standout in football, basketball, track and tennis. He attended Duke University on a football scholarship. While at Duke, he played as a center, an end,…

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Charlie Sumner

In his hometown of Dublin, Virginia, our final inductee was a high school football star. He attended the College of William & Mary from 1951 to 1954, where he played three seasons as quarterback and defensive back, making both the…

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Curtis Morton “Pops” Turner

Curtis Morton "Pops" Turner was born April 12, 1924, in Floyd, Virginia. He was a lumberman by trade, and one of the greatest drivers and showmen in stock car racing. He officially started his racing career in 1946 after leaving…

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Charles Moir

A native of Francisco, North Carolina, Moir attended Appalachian State University where he was a star in basketball and baseball.  He spent three years in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization before medical problems ended his professional career.  Moir then turned to…

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Frank O. Moseley

Almost every field and building of the Virginia Tech sports complex is a monument to the dedication and unflagging energy and efforts of Moseley.   Both as a visionary and the fund-raiser, he was the prime mover behind the hundreds of…

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Hank Norton

Hank Norton was originally from Huntington WV, and received his undergraduate degree at Lynchburg College and later his master’s in education at the University of Virginia. While serving his country, he coached and played football for the US Army post…

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