Mobile is a great sports town with a rich history of producing world-class athletes. That tradition is being celebrated with the development of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame museum to be located in the RSA Tower.
Hall of Fame Chairman Joe Gottfried joined us on Studio10 with some renderings of what the new facility will look like. Click on the video link to check it out!
Gottfried also shared with us some info on the 2013 Class of Inductees. See below.
2013 MSHOF Class
Graduate of Vigor High School, Young played college fb at Jackson State in the same backfield as Walter Payton Played 9 years in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers. In 1978, he caught 88 passes to lead the NFL in receptions.
Graduate of Theodore HS and played college football at Southern Miss. Played 9 years in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Dixon and teammate Frank Minnifield were selected by NFL.com as the No 2 "Best Cornerback tandem of All-Time." Dixon was first team All-Pro in 1986 and 1987 and played in the Pro Bowl in 1986, 1987, 1988. Credited with naming The Browns "Dog Pound" section of the stadium.
Graduate of McGill where he was a member of the McGill Institute State Champion CC team. In 1966 he won the state track and field one mile run. At the University of Alabama, Harris set the SEC Indoor Two-Mile record in 1968 and the outdoor Mile record. His McGill teams have won 13 state championships.
Played QB at Alabama State from 1975-78 and is currently ranked 10 th all-time in Hornets passing yards. Harris became the head coach at Blount hs in 1988. At the time, the Leopards had lost more games the previous 10 seasons than any other Class 5A school in the state. Over the next 10 years, the Leopards became 5A's winningest team with state titles in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1997, with runner-up finishes in 1991 and 1995. In 2012, Harris was named the NFL High School Coach of the Year.
A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Lieber came to Mobile to play for the University of South Alabama. He is considered one of the top All Time players for the Jaguars. He played 14 seasons in professional baseball for the Pirates, Cubs, Yankees and Phillies winning 131 games.. In 2001 he won 20 games for the Cubs, played in the All-Star game and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award voting.
A graduate of Williamson HS, Myers went on to become one of the all-time great players at Faulkner State and Arkansas Little Rock. Myers was a sixth round pick of the Chicago Bulls in the 1986 NBA draft. He played nine seasons in the NBA for 7 different teams, In 1993, Myers replaced the retiring Michael Jordan in the Bulls starting lineup. He started 81 games that season as the Bulls won 55 games, just two fewer than the season before with Jordan. Myers became as assistant coach for the Bulls for nine seasons. He is now an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
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