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Steve DeLong

Steve DeLong is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia who attended Oscar Smith High School.  He played football for the Tigers and received several honors including All-Eastern District, All-Tidewater, and All-State in 1959.  In 1960, he received All-Eastern District, All-Tidewater, All-Metropolitan,…

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Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd

Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd was born in Galax, Virginia on November 11, 1908.  He moved to Kingsport, Tennessee at an early age and attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his football playing fame.  He won nine letters at…

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Jim Dombrowski

Jim Dombrowski, born in Williamsville, New York, is known as one of the finest student-athletes in the history of the University of Virginia where he graduated in 1986. Dombrowski was the recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top Six Award for…

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Otis Douglas

Otis Douglas, a graduate of William and Mary who had no previous football experience at the time he enrolled, developed into a star for the Indians under Coach John Kellison and later also served as a coach at The Reservation. …

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Bill “Bullet” Dudley

There has been only one football player in the history of the sport to win Most Valuable Player honors in collegiate, armed forces and professional competition and that player is Bill Dudley. At 5 ft. 10 in., 152 lbs., Bill…

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Kenneth Easley Jr.

Recognized as one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the Hampton Roads area, Ken Easley was a multiple sport star at Chesapeake’s Oscar Smith High School.  The talented athlete played football at this school from 1973-1977 and was…

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James M. “Suey” Eason

Suey Eason was born on April 19, 1907 in South Norfolk, Virginia and enjoyed a successful sports career at South Norfolk High School.  He enrolled at the College of William and Mary in 1924, where he was an outstanding football…

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Karl “Dick” Esleeck

The late Karl A. “Dick” Esleeck is the holder of one of the finest coaching records in the history of the Virginia High School League.  Perhaps the greatest achievement by Esleeck before cancer claimed his life in 1952 was coaching…

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Earl Faison

A native of Newport News, Virginia, Faison attended Huntington High School where he starred in football, basketball and track.  He was State champion in shot-put and discus from 1954 to 1957.  During this same period, Faison was named to the…

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Beattie Feathers

William Beattie Feathers is considered a legend at the University of Tennessee, where he was named All-American in football. He played at Virginia High of Bristol and was considered one of the finest high school football players in the Old…

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