Inductees

Bob Cummings

Bob Cummings was born on a strawberry farm in Portland, Tennessee, but his first love was playing football. He was the starting center for the Portland High Panthers, and after…

Bob Dudley Smith

A native of Nashville, Bob Dudley Smith attended West End High School where he lettered in basketball, baseball and tennis. In his junior year (1946-47), he was named to the…

Bob Foxx

Bob Foxx could do it all as an athlete, but is probably best remembered for his gridiron heroics on some of the most famous University of Tennessee Volunteer teams in…

Bob Patterson

Bob Patterson grew up in New Jersey starring in every sport at Penns Grove High School, earning 13 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. In 1950, he received…

Bob Peoples

Pound for pound, Bob Peoples is probably the strongest Tennessean who ever lived. Born in Carter County in 1910, Peoples was a world champion power lifter who developed the craft…

Bob Suffridge

Bob Suffridge played on the mighty University of Tennessee football teams of the late 1930s. In each of the three seasons that Suffridge played offensive guard, from 1938 to 1940,…

Bob Wilson

Accomplishments in the sports world by Tennesseans have not been confined only to the field, the court, or the diamond. Some of the great individuals in Tennessee sporting history have…

Bob Woodruff

Bob Woodruff has had one steady companion in his various careers as player, coach, and administrator: success. Woodruff left Georgia in 1935 to enroll at UT, where he was a…

Bobby Dodd

Robert Lee “Bobby” Dodd was a winner all the way. In high school at Kingsport, Tennessee, he starred in football, basketball, and baseball. He tried tennis and won the city…

Bobby Majors

Talk about high expectations – imagine being the final Majors brother to play at the University of Tennessee. Luckily for Bobby Majors, he was also probably the best all-round athlete…

Bowden Wyatt

In the fall of 1935, Bowden Wyatt reported to Knoxville, fulfilling his schoolboy ambition for playing football at the University of Tennessee under General Bob Neyland. This he did, and…

Boyce Smith

Over a period of some forty-four seasons, from his start as a young coach in 1928 to his retirement over four decades later, Coach Boyce Smith dedicated his life to…

Bridgette Gordon

From DeLand, Florida, a star was born! Bridgette Gordon was a standout basketball player throughout her life. Under the rigorous coaching of Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, she…

Buford “Baby” Ray

Six feet, six inches tall and 260 pounds might be average for a football lineman by today’s standards, but in the 1930s and 1940s, a man that size was nothing…

Burnis “Wild Bill” Wright

Burnis “Wild Bill” Wright was born in Milan, TN in 1914. He played baseball for the Gibson County Buffaloes school team. In 1932, at the young age of 18, Wright…

C. M. “Buck” Johnson

Best known for his popular column, “The Buck Stops Here,” in “The Chattanooga Times,” “Buck” Johnson has been a lifelong booster of athletics as a participant, coach, and finally as…

Calvin Houghland

Since his victory on Bright Hour in 1932 in the Tennessee Timbers at Overton Downs, Calvin Houghland has been active in all phases of steeplechasing. As a rider, owner, organizer,…

Canale Brothers

Six brothers dedicated to their faith, family and football. In John Branston’s, Rowdy Memphis, he called the Canale Brothers “The first family of Memphis jockdom.” The brothers would have disavowed…

Candy Reynolds

Candy Reynolds grew up in Knoxville, TN. At age 10, she was introduced to tennis and started competing. She had a successful junior career, winning State and Southern tournaments, as…

Carl Hinkle

Carl Hinkle was a defensive genius and the captain of Vanderbilt’s famed “Iron Men” of 1937, a team which missed a Rose Bowl invitation by inches. The Commodores were playing…

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