Young Stribling, inducted 2010
|Young Stribling(2000)Was a star athlete at Lanier High School and helped Poets to the State basketball championship in 1922, but boxing is where he really excelled. He fought a total of 286 recorded bouts and lost only 12. He was knocked out only once and that was a TKO to German Max Schmeling in 1931. He recorded 125 knockouts as a heavyweight. He is a member of the Georgia Spots Hall of Fame|
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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