New hall of fame class announced by Grambling Legends

Fifteen contributors from Grambling State University lore — including Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams — have earned 2010 induction into the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame.

This year’s honorees also include two-time American Football League all-star Garland Boyette, 400-game winning women’s college basketball coach Patricia Bibbs, hall of fame trainer Eugene “Doc” Harvey, 1950s-era basketball standout James Hooper, former Grambling school president Joseph B. Johnson, two-time NFL Pro Bowler Roosevelt Taylor, and former NFL rookie of the year Sammy White.

“There is such a legacy at Grambling,” said Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, part of last year’s inaugural Grambling Legends Hall of Fame class. “We have so many great athletes to come out of Grambling, and this is a way for those athletes to be recognized because of the things they have done.”
The second Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on July 17 at the Monroe Civic Center.

The 2010 class is rounded out by Jerry Barr (former all-conference basketball honoree), Adolph Byrd (ex-football player and valued scout), Mary Currie (women’s basketball standout), Mackie Freeze (two-sport athlete and mentor of future Grambling stars as a high school football coach), Melvin Lee (two-way player on Grambling’s undefeated 1955 football team, then longtime offensive assistant), Jerry Robinson (two-time rushing leader) and Robert Williams (former Grambling baseball player).

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