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38 Persons in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame:

Ace Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence McKay Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Yanks, New York Yankees, Duke University. Also played pro baseball. College Football Hall of Fame 1955. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972. North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1975.

Archie Hahn

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Archibald Hahn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1904 in three events. Book How to Sprint. Coach in multiple sports at several colleges and universities. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1983.

Arthur Ashe

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional tennis player, first African-American male champion, winning Wimbledon in 1975. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia. He and his doctors believed he contracted the virus from blood transfusions he received during his second heart surgery. International Tennis Hall of Fame 1985. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1984. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1992.

Beattie Feathers

Real/Birth Name:
William Beattie Feathers
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
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.

Betty Jaynes

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Faith Jaynes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A stationary guard, a position in six-on-six basketball. Coach, team James Madison University. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2000.

Bill Dudley

Real/Birth Name:
William McGarvey Dudley
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/defensive back/punter/kicker. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins. Virginia House of Delegates. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Maxwell Award 1941. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. NFL Player of the Year 1946.

Bobby Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Ross
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 13 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarter back and defensive back, team Virginia Military Institute. Head football coach at teams The Citadel, University of Maryland, College Park, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States Military Academy, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1990. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1990. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1990. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 2002. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Woody Hayes Trophy 1989. Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame 2007. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1990.

Buster Ramsey

Real/Birth Name:
Garard Sliger Ramsey
Also Known As:
Garard S. Ramsey
Gender:
Male
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.

Charles Haley

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lewis Haley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 27 days before his 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outside linebacker/defensive end. Teams James Madison University, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys. 49ers Hall of Fame 2015. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2011. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Deacon Phillippe

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Phillippe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1982.

Dwight Stephenson

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Eugene Stephenson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Alabama, Miami Dolphins. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 1994. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Dolphins Walk of Fame 2011. Walter Camp Man of the Year 2005. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 1985.

Earl Faison

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Faison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman. Teams Indiana University, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1997. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1986. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1989. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1990.

Earl Lloyd

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Francis Lloyd
Nickname(s):
Moon Fixer
The Big Cat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Height 6' 5". The first African American player in the NBA. Teams West Virginia State University, Washington Capitols, Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons. Coach and scout for the Pistons. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2016. CIAA Hall of Fame 1998.

Frank Beamer

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Mitchell Beamer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Virginia Tech University. Coach, teams Murray State University, Virginia Tech University. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 1999. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1999. George Munger Award 1999. George Munger Award 2010. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1999. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2016. Woody Hayes Trophy 1999. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2018. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1999.

Granny Hamner

Real/Birth Name:
Granville Wilbur Hamner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Team Philadelphia Phillies. Minor league manager and relief pitcher. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2017. Phillies Wall of Fame 1987.

Henry Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Wendell Jordan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Virginia, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers. Died of a heart attack while jogging. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1974.

Jim Dombrowski

Real/Birth Name:
James Matthew Dombrowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard and offensive tackle. Teams University of Virginia, New Orleans Saints. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2013. College Football Hall of Fame 2008. New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2003. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Johnny Oates

Real/Birth Name:
Johnny Lane Oates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 28 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher for MLB teams Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees. Manager for teams Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers. Died of a brain tumor. Texas Rangers Hall of Fame 2003. Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame 2010. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Kenny Easley

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Mason Easley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Strong safety. Teams UCLA, Seattle Seahawks. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1991. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor 2002. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1984.

Lanny Wadkins

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lanston Wadkins Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro golfer. Television sports analyst for CBS. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1996. World Golf Hall of Fame 2009.

Lawrence Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence JuliusTaylor
Nickname(s):
L.T.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker for NFL team New York Giants and college team University of North Carolina. Member of the linebacker group Crunch Bunch. Contestant on TV show Dancing with the Stars season 8. Arrested May 2010. Pleaded guilty to two reduced counts. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1999. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Bert Bell Award 1986. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1981. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1982. Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1986. NFL Player of the Year 1986.

Lefty Driesell

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Grice Driesell
Nickname(s):
Lefty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86, 15 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center, team Duke University. Coach, teams Davidson College, University of Maryland, James Madison University, Georgia State University. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1993. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2011. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Leroy Keyes

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Leroy Keyes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, halfback, and safety. Teams Purdue University, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs. College Football Hall of Fame 1990. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 1994. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2010. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

Lou Creekmur

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Creekmur
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left offensive tackle/guard. Team Detroit Lions. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Moses Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Eugene Malone
Nickname(s):
Big Mo
Chairman of the Boards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and power forward. The first to go pro basketball right after high school. Teams Utah Stars, Spirits of St. Louis, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2001. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1979. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1982. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1983.

Nancy Lieberman

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman
Nickname(s):
Lady Magic
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional basketball player and coach. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Wade Trophy 1979. Wade Trophy 1980. Honda Sports Award 1979. Honda Sports Award 1980.

Ricky Rudd

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Rudd
Nickname(s):
The Rooster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2014. Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2010. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2012. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Ronde Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Jamael Orondé Barber
Also Known As:
Rondé Barber
Nickname(s):
Rondé
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Tiki Barber.

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 16 years. Color analyst with channel Fox Sports. Children's books with his twin brother Tiki Barber. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Sam Snead

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Jackson Snead
Nickname(s):
Sammy
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Champion golfer. Designed golf courses. World Golf Hall of Fame 1974. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1973.

Spanky Spangler

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Spangler
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Known for stunts jumping and crashing autos. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.

Steve DeLong

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Cyril DeLong
Gender:
Male
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.

Tiki Barber

Real/Birth Name:
Atiim Kiambu Barber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Ronde Barber.

Brief Facts:

Running back for football team New York Giants. NBC TV shows Today, Football Night in America. Author of children's books. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2009. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2014.

Walt Michaels

Real/Birth Name:
Walt Michaels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, then linebacker. Teams Washington & Lee University, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets. Coach, teams Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New Jersey Generals. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
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