2020 Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 - College Football Hall of Fame MISSION STATEMENT
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Hank Aaron Tommy Barnes Gayle Barron Steve Bartkowski Leeman Bennett www.AtlantaSportsHallofFame.org Furman Bisher Jackie Bradford Ron Bradley @AtlantaSportsHallofFame Cindy Brogdon Keith Brooking @AtlSportsHOF Skip Caray Al Ciraldo WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND HOW IS Bobby Cox VOTING DONE FOR THE Bobby Cremins ATLANTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME? Bill Curry 1. To be eligible for the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, a Bobby Dodd nomination must be for an individual or team in the Buddy Curry Greater Atlanta Area as defined by the U.S. Census MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area). This is a 28 Edith McGuire-Duvall county area. 2. A nominee must have been born in Greater Atlanta Julia Emmons or resided in the Greater Atlanta area long enough to have attended high school, and/or participated in a Dale Ellis sports activiy in Greater Atlanta for a least four years. Bill Elliott 3. A nominee must have participated in their sport or activity for a least 20 years, or have been retired for 3 Walt Frazier years, or in the event of death an individual or team is immediately eligible. Tom Glavine 4. Honorees must be present at the Induction CereBuck Godfrey mony to be inducted. Joe Hamilton 5. All nominees will go through a multi-tiered screening process. The final vote is done by the Honors Court. Bill Hartman
The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring Atlanta’s sports heroes, remembering great moments in Atlanta’s sports history and preserving the past from which future generations can learn and take pride.
John Heisman Steve Holman (YDQGHU+RO\ˉHOG Lou Hudson Dave Hunter Claude Humphrey John “Whack” Hyder Ernie Johnson Jr. Ernie Johnson Sr. Andruw Jones Bobby Jones Calvin “Monk” Jones Chipper Jones Roger Kaiser Corky Kell Mike Kenn Curtis Lovejoy Steve Lundquist Leo Mazzone Earl Mann Dr. Phil McCrary Antonio McKay Al Mead James “Red” Moore George Morris Edwin Moses
Dale Murphy Larry Nelson Phil Niekro Tommy Nobis Melvin Pender Jr. Mark Price Bob Reinhart Randy Rhino Dr. Homer Rice Gerald Riggs George Rogers Craig Sager Deion Sanders John Schuerholz Clarence Scott John Smoltz Dr. Tim Singleton Louise Suggs Jessie Tuggle Ted Turner Wyomia Tyus Jeff Van Note Pete Van Wieren Dominique Wilkins Kevin Willis Charlie Yates
2020 Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Artwork Program Under the direction of art teacher Julie Denison, six Kell High School Advanced Placement art students researched the 2020 inductees. The students then created artwork celebrating the athletic achievements and contributions of each individual. The artwork is displayed tonight in the lobby of College Football Hall of Fame.
THE STUDENTS AND PIECES ARE: Morten Andersen- Kennedy Leggett Calvin Johnson- Angelica Martinez Garland Pinholster- Ryan Homer Gary Stokan- Erick Olson Margaret Mathews Wilburn- Kaileigh Ayer Dikembe Mutombo- Kya Williams
Class of 2020 INDUCTEES
Morten Andersen 1). Played 8 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (1995-2000,and 2006-2007). 2). In Dec. 1995, became the first player in NFL history to kick 3 field goals of over 50 yards in a single game. 3). Kicked winning field goal in 1998 NFC Championship Game to send Falcons to their first-ever Super Bowl. 4). Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
1). Letterman in football and baseball at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA. 2). 2 time 1st Team All American at Georgia Tech (2005, 2006). 3). Won Fred Biletnikoff Award and ACC Player of Year in 2006. 4). Six-time Pro Bowler with Detroit Lions (2010-2015). 5). Held 8 NFL records and 9 Lions Franchise records at his retirement in 2016.
1). Played for the Atlanta Hawks for 5 Years (1996-2001). His #55 retired by the Atlanta Hawks. 2). Four-time NBA Defensive Player of Year (1995, 1997,1998, and 2001). 3). Eight-time NBA All Star (1992,1995-1998, 2000-2002). 4). Known for his signature "finger wag" after his denial of a dunk attempt. 5). Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
1).Compiled 181-67 record as Oglethorpe's Basketball Coach (1956-1966) 2). Author or 5 books and developed "Wheel Offense" for Basketball. 3). Coached the USA team to a gold medal in the 1963 Pan American Games. 4). Driving force in the Atlanta Tipoff Club in 1950s and 1960s. 5). Helped start the Naismith Award in Basketball.
1). President of the Atlanta Sports Council (1998-2009). 2). President of Atlanta Tipoff Club (2005-2010). 3). CEO and President of Peach Bowl Inc. (1998-present). 4). Led Atlanta's effort to brand inself "The Sports Capital of the World". 5). Visionary and leader in bringing College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta.
Margaret Matthews Wilburn
1). Two-time Georgia State long jump champion (1952 & 1953) Howard High School. 2). First women to leap 20 feet in the long jump. 3). Captain of the famed Tennessee State "Tigerbells". 4). Captured bronze medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in 4 X 100 meters. 5). Won silver medal in long jump at the 1959 Pan American Games.
2020 ATLANTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME HONORS COURT The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court is responsible for the final vote for the Hall of Fame. Below is a list of organizations represented on our 2020 Honors Court. Gwinnett County Athletics 92.9 The Game Radio Atlanta Tipoff Club Kennesaw State University Athletics Atlanta Braves Cobb County Athletics Members of Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Atlanta Falcons Fox 5 Sports NFL Players Association Atlanta Hawks Fulton County Athletics North Georgia Touchdown Club Atlanta Public Schools Athletics Georgia State University Athletics Dekalb County Athletics Atlanta Sports Author/Journalist Georgia Tech Athletics Touchdown Club of Atlanta
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2020 ATLANTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND BOARD Larry Winter - President Selina Winter-Marketing & Public Relations Margaret Billingsley - Events Chairman Cheryl Glisson - Secretary Margaret Kleiman - Volunteer Chairman Kyle Aldridge Lee Baker Cookie Haynes Mike Haynes Matthew Jacobson (Intern-Centennial HS) WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR DONATIONS
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