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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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Walt Michaels

The 1950 Washington & Lee football team was the first and last team ever to represent the University in a post-season bowl game.  Led by fullback/line-backer Walt Michaels, a senior from Swoyerville, PA, the 1950 Generals finished their regular season…

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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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C.P. Sally Miles

Clarence P. Miles, a native of Hanover County and a graduate of Richmond High School, now John Marshall High School, was one of the first builders of the foundation for intercollegiate athletics at Virginia Tech and throughout the South.   Although…

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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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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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Bobby Ross

Bobby Ross was named the 18th head coach of the Detroit Lions on January 13, 1997. After posting a regular season record of 47-33 (.588) in five years as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, Ross assumed the title…

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