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  • Vince Hall

    Inducted: 2006
    Sports: Football

    Nicknamed "Flea" for his nimbleness in dodging tacklers and for his uncanny balance, Vince Hall set new MT rushing records. The Blue Raiders were 33-13 during his tenure as running back from 1981-84. Hall was on the field in 1984 when the Blue Raiders advanced to the NCAA 1-AA play-off semi-finals. His stats include 18 100-yard rushing games and three 200-yard games as well as 100 yards in 10 of 14 games when he was a senior.

    Named to All-OVC teams in 1983 and 1984, he was OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 1984 and held MT's single-season rushing record, gaining 1,439 yards in 1984. He ranks No. 1 in rushing yards with an average of 130.8 yards per game.

    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.