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Class of 2013

Dewon Brazelton
Baseball

Roger Carroll
Football

Dwone Hicks
Football

Priscilla Robinson Murray
Basketball, Volleyball

James "Doug" Shrader
Basketball, Baseball

History of the Hall of Fame

In the early spring of 1975, a pair of long-time supporters of Middle Tennessee State University's athletic program decided that the University should honor its greatest athletes. Homer Pittard, alumni director, and Gene Sloan, public relations director, came up with the idea and asked sports information director Jim Freeman to join them in setting up an athletic hall of fame.

After getting approval for the Hall of Fame from President M. G. Scarlett, the trio began laying the groundwork to select the first inductees. Others, including Bob Womack and Joe Nunley, were also involved.

"We decided not to have categories but to put all candidates in one group," said Freeman. "We also decided against inducting a large group to start with and felt that three per year was the ideal number. That way, everyone got a good share of the spotlight."

The nominating and voting for the first several years was done by members of the old "T" Club, now reorganized and called the Varsity Club. Nominations were solicited, and the the list of candidates was mailed to the voters. They selected Horace Jones, Charles "Bubber" Murphy and Teddy Morris as the initial inductees in 1976.

The Blue Raider Hall of Fame was originally housed in the old Blue Raider Room under the west side of the football stadium. It had to be torn down when then stadium was expanded in 1998. After several years without a home, the Hall of Fame moved into the new Rose and Emmett Kennon Sports Hall of Fame building in 2004.

MEMBERS

A

Max Arnold (1994)
Greg Artis (2001)
Ralph Askins (1984)
Keith Atchley (1986)
Howard Alsup (2001)

B

Mary Beasley (1984)
Miles "Moe" Baskin (1992)
Granville "Buck" Bouldin (2009)
Jerry Beck (2008)
Raymond Bonner (2011)
Jacqui Brown (2011)
Dewon Brazelton (2013)
Willie Brown (1979)
Ed Bunio (2010)
John T. Bragg (1993)
Elmer "Moody" Bain (1982)
Bill Burkett (1996)
Buford "Mudcat" Brewer (2011)

C

Gregg Cunnyngham (2007)
Joe Campbell (2008)
George Claxton (1995)
Julian Crocker (1991)
Roger Carroll (2013)
Diane Cummings Turnham (2012)
George Camp (2003)
Mike Caldwell (2012)

D

Jack Deere (1985)
George Dykes (1987)
John DoDoo (2008)
James "Boots" Donnelly (1993)

E

Jimmy Earle (1980)
Dr. Kenneth Ezell (1981)

F

Johnny "Red" Floyd (1979)
Sheikh Faye (2009)
George Frost (1996)
Frank Faulkinberry (1977)

G

Larry Gilbert (1994)
Don Griffin (1998)
Ken Gerhart (2002)
Paul Goebel (2008)
Charles Greer (1983)
Harry Gupton (2012)

H

Tommy Haynes (1988)
Gary Head (1999)
Jerry Hurst (1988)
Charles Holt, Sr. (1989)
Vernon "Buck" Hindman (1980)
Henry Hackman (1978)
Dean Hayes (1982)
Monte Hale (1981)
Joe Black Hayes (1997)
John Hambrick (1995)
Vince Hall (2006)
Dwone Hicks (2013)
Kelly Holcomb (2008)
Charles "Fuzzy" Harmening (2009)
James "Jaybird" Hamblen (1991)

J

Gerald "Mama" Johnson (1989)
Dwight Johnson (2010)
Dr. O. Tom Johns (2002)
Joe B. Jackson (2004)
Horace Jones (1976)
Jimmy Jackson (1994)

K

Emmett Kennon (1997)
Charlie Kerr (1981)

M

Elmer "Molly" Malone (1982)
Tawanya Mucker Wilson (2012)
Steve McAdoo (2009)
Charles "Bubber" Murphy (1976)
Teddy Morris (1976)
Johnny Moore (2001)
Mike Moore (2007)
Danny Moore (2009)
Clark Maples (2003)
Robert E. "Gene" McIntire (1993)
Jennifer McFall (1999)
Roxie McHenry (1999)
Charles W. Miller (1992)
Roland McGhee (2005)
Dennis Mix (2005)
Bill Martin (2004)
G. E. McCormack (1995)
Barry McClure (1996)

N

Joe Nunley (1985)
Fred Niemeyer (2010)

O

Herbert Owenby (2003)
Jayhawk Owens (2012)
Ray Oldham (1983)
Brian Oldfield (2000)
Dick Osteen (1990)

P

Kelly Potter (2011)
Ray Purvis (1978)
Dr. E. K. Patty (1977)
Homer Pittard (1985)
John Price (1984)
J. B. Proctor (1992)
Steve Peterson (2010)

R

Maxie Runion (1977)
Priscilla Robinson Murray (2013)
Dave Richardson (2010)
Dionne Rose Henley (2006)

S

Woodrow Smitherman (1986)
Charles "Stumpy" Sarver (1987)
Terry Sweeney (2011)
Larry Stewart (2007)
Dwight Stone (1998)
Stephen B. Smith (2004)
Tim Sisneros (2005)
Reese L. Smith, Jr. (1986)
John Stanford (1987)
Gene Sloan (1989)
Kola Sharp (1978)
Cromer Smotherman (1990)
Dr. James Hubert Swann (1988)
Dale Short (2000)
Leonard Staggs (2002)
James "Doug" Shrader (2013)

T

Ken Trickey (1991)
B. H. Thompson (1980)
Chuck Taylor (1985)
Claude "Sleepy" Taylor (2000)

V

Vic Varallo (1983)
Kenneth Victory (1990)

W

Kim Webb (1997)
Billy Walker (1998)

Y

W. R. (Jack) Yearwood (2006)
Bobby Young (1979)