MOBILE SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION MAY 21
Six Greats Make Up Hall's 25th Class
Six sports legends make up the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame's 25 Class. The group will be inducted at a ceremony and banquet May 21 at the Battle House Hotel in Downtown Mobile.
The Class of 2013 includes two former NFL stars, a veteran player and current assistant coach from the NBA, 14-year big league pitcher who once won 20 games, and two local coaching legends.
Hanford Dixon – Two time All Pro and three time Pro Bowl defensive back with the Cleveland Browns. Prepped at Theodore and played collegiately at Southern Miss
Rickey Young – Eight year NFL running back with the Chargers and Vikings who once led the NFL in receptions. Was Walter Payton's backfield partner at Jackson State. A graduate of Vigor High.
Pete Myers – Current assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors. Spent a decade in the NBA with several teams including the Bulls where he replaced the retiring Michael Jordan in the starting line-up. Played at Williamson, Faulkner State, and Arkansas-Little Rock
Jon Lieber – An All-American pitcher at South Alabama before embarking on a 14-year major league career. Pitched for the Pirates, Cubs, Yankees, and Phillies and won 20-games in 2001.
Ben Harris – Won four state high school football championships at Blount High Scholl in the 1990's. Played quarterback at Toulminville High and later starred at Alabama State.
Angelo Harris – A record setting track and cross country star at the University of Alabama in the late 1960's. Coached for forty years at his high school alma mater, McGill-Toolen, producing 73 all-state performers.
Tickets for the banquet are $100. $30 of the ticket price is tax deductable and will go toward the building of a permanent Hall of Fame Museum in the RSA Tower. Purchased tickets via PayPal (at left) or by calling 709-0310