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41 Persons in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame:

Bailey Howell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bailey E. Howell
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". Small forward. Teams Mississippi State University, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1977. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Beattie Feathers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Beattie Feathers
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams University of Tennessee, Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Dodgers, Green Bay Packers. Coach, teams Appalachian State Teachers College, North Carolina State University. Also coached baseball. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Bobby Dodd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Dodd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team University of Tennessee. Head coach and athletic director for team Georgia Institute of Technology. College Football Hall of Fame 1959. First as a player. College Football Hall of Fame 1993 as a coach. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 1967. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.

Bridgette Gordon

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bridgette C. Gordon
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams University of Tennessee, Sacramento Monarchs. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Honda Sports Award 1989. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2007.

Buster Ramsey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Garard Sliger Ramsey
Also Known As:
Garard S. Ramsey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, linebacker. Teams College of William & Mary, Chicago Cardinals. Coach, teams Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers. Credited with devising the 4-3 defense. College Football Hall of Fame 1978. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Cary Middlecoff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Cary Middlecoff
Also Known As:
Dr. Middlecoff
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

40 Tour wins, three major championships. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1996. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. World Golf Hall of Fame 1986. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Chandra Cheeseborough

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Chandra Danette Cheeseborough
Also Known As:
Chandra Spellman
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1984 twice, for 4x100 relay and 4x400. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2000. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2002.

D.D. Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Douglas Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Mississippi State University, Dallas Cowboys. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1987. Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Dana X. Bible

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dana Xenophon Bible
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Mississippi College, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska, University of Texas. Athletic director. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1954. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1960. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Darrell Waltrip

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lee Waltrip
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Michael Waltrip by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Driver and owner. NASCAR Cup Series champion and Daytona 500 winner. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2005. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2003. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2003. North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2006. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2012. Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1990.

Doug Atkins

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Leon Atkins
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Doug Dickey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Adair Dickey
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 1 day before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive back, quarterback. Team University of Florida. Coach teams University of Tennessee, University of Florida. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1994. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1991.

Ed Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Lee Jones
Also Known As:
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Edward Jones
Nickname(s):
Too Tall
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 9" defensive end for NFL football team Dallas Cowboys. Movies Necessary Roughness, Semi-Tough. Professional boxer in 1979. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1973.

Eddie George

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Nathan George Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Taj by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1995, team Ohio State University, as running back. TV show I Married a Baller. Movies Into the Sun, The Game Plan. Running back, NFL teams Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Maxwell Award 1995. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2006. Walter Camp Award 1995. Doak Walker Award 1995. Chic Harley Award 1995. Jim Brown Award 1995. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 2008. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2017.

Gene Hickerson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene Hickerson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle in college. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1979. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Grantland Rice

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Grantland Rice
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportswriter. Coined the tern "The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame". Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1946. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. NSMA Hall of Fame 1962. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1632 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry Anderson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Laverne Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Night Court, Dave's World. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Jess Neely

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jess Claiborne Neely
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at teams Southwestern University, Clemson University, Rice University. Also head baseball coach at the University of Alabama, Clemson University and Rice University. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1967. College Football Hall of Fame 1971. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Joe Steffy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Benton Steffy Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, defensive center. Teams University of Tennessee, US Military Academy. College Football Hall of Fame 1987. Outland Trophy 1947. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Kyle Rote Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kyle Rote Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
first cousin once removed of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams Dallas Tornado, Houston Hurricane, US National Team. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 2011. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Lindsey Nelson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey Nelson
Nickname(s):
Mr. New Year's Day
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered bowl games and the Mets. American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1986. Ford C Frick Award 1988. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. NSMA Hall of Fame 1979.

Mike Curb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Curb
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 to 1983. President of MGM Records and Verve Records. Composed or supervised over 50 motion picture soundtracks and over 400 songs including All for the Love of Sunshine, It Was a Good Time. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2001. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame 2006. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 June 2007.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Pat Summitt

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach. Team Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

Phillip Fulmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Edward Fulmer
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Team University of Tennessee. Later, coach there. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2012. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1998. George Munger Award 1998. Home Depot Coach of the Year Award 1998. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Ralph Boston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Ray Graves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Ray Graves
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deaf in one ear. Center. Teams University of Tennessee, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Coach at team University of Florida. College Football Hall of Fame 1990. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989. Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1990.

Richard Dent

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lamar Dent
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Height 6' 5". Teams Tennessee State University, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2015. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Robert Neyland

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Reese Neyland
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced 'KNEE-land'. Brigadier general. Appointed MBE. Lineman at team United States Military Academy. Coach, team University of Tennessee. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1957. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2011. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Stan Huntsman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stanley Houser Huntsman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached track at universities and Olympics. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 2000. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017.

Steve DeLong

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Cyril DeLong
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end / tackle. Teams University of Tennessee, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Outland Trophy 1964. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Steve McNair

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen LaTreal McNair
Nickname(s):
Air McNair
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for teams Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens. Shot to death - ruled a murder followed by suicide of the shooter. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2002. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2009. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 2008. Walter Payton Award 1994. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 2006. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014.

Steve Sloan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Charles Sloan
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Alabama, Atlanta Falcons. Coach, teams Florida State University, Georgia Tech University, Vanderbilt University, Texas Tech University, University of Mississippi, Duke University. Administration after that. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1982. Sammy Baugh Trophy 1965. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Tommy Prothro

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Thompson Prothro Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach at teams Oregon State University, UCLA, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1985. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1983.

Tracy Caulkins

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Anne Caulkins
Also Known As:
Tracy Anne Stockwell
Tracy Caulkins-Stockwell
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Now an American-Australian dual citizen. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1996. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986. James E. Sullivan Award 1978.

Vince Gill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away. Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Music City Walk of Fame 2007. Hall of Great Western Performers 1997. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2016. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Wallace Wade

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard.Team Brown University. Head coach of the team at University of Alabama in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2010. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Wilma Rudolph

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles. National Women's Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1961.
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