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Norman Snead

Norman Snead was an outstanding football, baseball and basketball player while at Warwick High School.  He grew up in the Marshall Courts section of Newport News, Virginia.  At one time he struck out 16 batters in a baseball game, averaged…

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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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Frank Peake

Frank Peake was a star at Hampton High School before going to Blacksburg where he was a standout in Virginia Tech’s “Pony Express” backfield from 1925 through 1928.  During his four year term with the Gobblers, Peake was a phenomenal…

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Charles “Bolo” Perdue

Charles "Bolo" Perdue was born May 10, 1916 in Thomasville, North Carolina. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. Degree in 1940 and received his Masters Degree from Columbia University in 1947. Perdue played with the New York Giants…

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George Preas

In four years at Virginia Tech, George Preas helped turn the Hokies from a winless football team into an undefeated one.  That achievement was typical of the success Preas enjoyed throughout a long career in the game. From his sandlot…

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William Leon “Dick” Price

Dick Price, a Norfolk native, graduated from Hampton Institute (now University) in 1957 and has been a coaching and administrative staple in the Norfolk area ever since, simultaneously emerging as a pillar of his community.  His road to respect and…

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Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard

Abisha “Bosh” Pritchard was a Hopewell native, and one of the all-time great running backs in Virginia collegiate football history, but equally impressive are his credentials as one of the more colorful characters in any sport. The 1942 graduate of…

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Vito Ragazzo

Vito Ragazzo attended West Virginia High School in Williamson, West Virginia.  He was captain of the high school football team, which was undefeated and played in the North/South High School All-Star game in West Virginia.  He was selected to the…

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Garrard S. “Buster” Ramsey

Buster Ramsey played high school football for Knoxville High School in Tennessee where he was named to the All-Southern and All-Tennessee team as a guard graduating in 1939. Ramsey entered the College of William and Mary majoring in physical education…

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Ulmo S. “Sonny” Randle

Sonny Randle distinguished himself in the football world as a standout athlete, a dedicated coach, and a spirited color commentator.  A native of Fork Union, Virginia, Randle proved himself an all-around athlete by making the All-State football and basketball teams…

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