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The IRecruit4SU Hall Of Fame Club


The 2015 Hall Of Fame Club Inductees:

The I Recruit For SU Program would like to take this opportunity to recognize and to honor those persons, that have made an outstanding contribution in giving world-wide recogognition to SU by achieving the highest levels of success in their professional fields.

  • Willie Davenport: 
  • Track & Field
  • Davenport took part in his first Olympics in 1964, reaching the semi-finals of the 110 m hurdles event. In Mexico City in 1968, he reached the final and won: "From the first step, the gun, I knew I had won the race."  In 1982 he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.  In 1977 he was inducted into the Mt. SAC RelaysHall of Fame.
  • Rodney "Hot Rod" Milburn: 
  • Track & Field
  • During the early 1970s, Milburn dominated the 110m hurdles, tying or breaking the world record for the 110 m hurdles/120 yards five times. 1971, as a sophomore at Southern University, was when Milburn announced himself on the national and world stage.  He won gold at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich in the 110m hurdles.
  • Mel Blount: 
  • Football
  • Blount is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL.  His physical style of play made him one of the most feared defensive backs in the game.  Blount was the prototype cornerback of his era and a significant reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers were the dominant team of the NFL in the 1970s.  A Pro-Scouts All-American as both a safety and cornerback at Southern University, Blount became a starter in the Steelers secondary beginning in 1972.
  • Avery Johnson: 
  • Basketball
  • journeyman player, Johnson is best known for his time with the San Antonio Spurs (1991, 1992–1993, 1994–2001), particularly his integral role on the 1999 Spurs team that won the NBA championship against the New York Knicks.  Johnson made the championship-winning shot in Game 5.  He also led the Mavericks to their first NBA Finals appearance and four consecutive 50+ win seasons as a coach.  He is now an ESPN Analyst.
  • Aeneas Williams: 
  • Football
  • At Southern, Williams concentrated on his academics, not playing football until his junior year, as a graduate student. That year, he tied the NCAA Division I-AA record for most interceptions.  Williams is recognized as one of the best-ever cornerbacks in the NFL, making six Pro Bowls in all as a Cardinal.  He is regarded as one of the best defenders and players in Cardinals history, as well as one of the greatest shutdown corners of all time.
  • Lou Brock: 
  • Baseball
  • He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Brock was best known for breaking Ty Cobb's all-time major league stolen base record.  He is currently a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Brock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • Bob Love: 
  • Basketball
  • After attending Southern University, Love's NBA career spanned 11 years - eight of those seasons with the Bulls.  On Jan. 14, 1994, Bob became the second Chicago Bull to have his jersey (No. 10) retired. He was a three time NBA All-Star and is ranked third on the Bulls’ all-time scoring list with 12,623 points.  In his 19th season as a member of the Bulls front office, Bob Love serves as the Bulls’ “goodwill ambassador,” representing the organization at various functions throughout the Chicago community.
  • Frank Pitts: 
  • Football
  • Frank Pitts played wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1965 to 1970, earning a place in Chiefs' lore with an impressive performance in Super Bowl IV.  Against the Vikings on January 11, 1970, Pitts rushed the ball three times and rushed for three first downs, all on "end-around" plays.  The "52 Go Reverse", as the Chiefs called it, helped the them gain crucial first downs on the biggest stage in professional football and earn the franchise its only Super Bowl victory.