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Larry Brooks

Larry Brooks is a native of Prince George, Virginia and attended Prince George High School.  In 1967, he was selected as an All-Central District choice as a defensive end.  Brooks furthered his education and attended Virginia State University, where he…

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Roger Brown

Roger Brown was born in Surry County and grew up in Newport News, Virginia.  He attended Maryland State (now University of Maryland, Eastern Shore) where he earned N.A.I.A. All-American honors while being selected by the NFL Detroit Lions.  Brown was…

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Roosevelt Brown Jr.

Roosevelt Brown, Jr. is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and at the age of 13, “Rosey” was drafted out of the band to play football for the first time with his home-town Jefferson High team.  He played against his father’s…

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Hunter Carpenter

C. Hunter Carpenter, alias Mr. Walter Brown, entered Virginia Polytechnic in 1898. He used the alias of the fictitious Walter Brown during his early days at VPI because his father had forbidden him to play football. This young man who…

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Alfred Casey

Al Casey, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, was confined to a wheel chair and unable to speak clearly when he learned of his induction to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He promised to be present at the Hall of Fame…

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Nellie Catlett

Nellie Catlett was born in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was a resident for 58 years attending Hampton High School, where he was named All-State and All-Southern in football, was above average in basketball and was the high point man in track,…

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Harry “Red” Caughron

“Red” Caughron was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, and came to the College of William & Mary to play football. He received All-State, All-Southern and All-American honors during his three-year varsity career.  In 1960, Caughron took over as head coach of…

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Joe Palumbo

Joseph C. Palumbo ranks beside Bullet Bill Dudley when naming the all time greats at the University of Virginia.  He is considered the best defensive guard ever to wear a Cavalier uniform. During Palumbo’s three varsity years, Virginia won 23…

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Clarence “Ace” Parker

Clarence “Ace” Parker was truly one of the gridiron greats of all time.  He played offense and defense when specialists were unheard of.  Parker played for Duke University from 1932-36, quarterbacking the team to three successful seasons.   He proved to…

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