Roger Jackson, inducted 2009
|Roger Jackson(2009)Roger was a member of Central’s 1976 State Championship football team. Played collegiately at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Spent five seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Also worked in scouting for 13 years in the NFL with the Broncos, Vikings and Chiefs following his playing career.|
Ron Wallace was a top notch athlete at Willingham High School in the mid 1960's, playing football and basketball and also competing on the Rams Truck team. He lettered three years in each of the those sports and was captain of the football team as a senior when he was named winner of the Brad Henderson Memorial Award as Wililngham's Most Outstanding Athlete.
He signed a football scholarship to attend Florida State University and was a three year starter at Defensive end for the Seminoles. In his first varsity game, against Maryland, he earned the Savage Award for the best defensive Player of the game. He would take that award several more times over the span of his career. He made the All Florida team three straight years as a defensive end and was joined as a sophomore by Miami's Ted Hendricks, Tony Cline of Miami as a junior and Jack Youngblood of Florida as a senior.
He is still in the FSU record book setting the standard for most fumble recoveries for a game (3), most fumble recoveries for a season (6) and most fumble recoveries for a career (8). He also holds the mark for most sacks in a game with 5 against South Carolina. He played in the Blue Gray post season all star game following his senior season.(more)
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