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J.R. Wilburn

In an era when Virginia’s finest high school football stars sought college football programs outside of Virginia, J. R. Wilburn was no different from those high school football standouts, choosing to attend the University of South Carolina.  Wilburn was recruited…

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Kenneth Willard

Ken Willard was born in Richmond, Virginia where he grew up and attended Varina High School. He was not only an outstanding athlete, but also a good student, being selected to numerous academic honor societies. Willard earned 16 varsity letters…

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Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA and 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia, is the 2nd all-time leading rusher in Cavalier history. He was named ACC Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Academic in 1996. In the…

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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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Lawrence Burton

Lawrence Burton, a native of Melfa, VA and graduate of Purdue University, was an All-American flanker and first round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1975. Burton was also a world-class sprinter who finished fourth in the 200…

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Robert Pratt Jr.

Robert Pratt, Jr., a native of Richmond, VA, started his football career at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond where he eventually earned a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970. At UNC, he started…

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Jesse “Sonny” Wade

Jesse "Sonny" Wade was born on April 1, 1947 in Martinsville, Virginia where he attended Martinsville High School. After graduation, he went on to Emory & Henry College where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Wade was voted Virginia's…

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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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Herb Scott

After growing up in Virginia Beach, Herb Scott chose to attend Virginia Union, a small historically black university in Richmond. There, Scott was a four-year starter, 1971-75, and was twice named All-CIAA and to the Division II All-American team. In…

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Thomas C. Scott Jr.

Thomas C. “Tommy” Scott Jr. is considered one of the University of Virginia’s all time greats in football.  He played both offensive and defensive end and made the AP All-American first team in 1952.  Scott was picked for the East-West…

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