Inductees

Claude Osteen

Claude Osteen of Caney Springs, Tennessee is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched for six different teams: the Cincinnati Redlegs/Reds, Washington Senators, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros,…

Claude S. “Blinkey” Horn

“Nashville Banner” Sports Editor Fred Russell penned the following tribute to colleague “Blinkey” Horn upon the latter’s death on May 20, 1937: “He never saw the inside of an academic…

Claudette Riley Sisk

When Claudette Riley’s dance teacher in Knoxville choreographed a baton-twirling routine, little did she realize she was sending a pioneer onto the football field. That was over forty years ago,…

Cliff Norvell

A success as a football player and coach, Cliff Norvell will also be remembered as one of the finest officials in the Southeastern Conference. Norvell was an umpire and a…

Clyde Lee

Clyde Lee is regarded as the finest basketball player in Vanderbilt history. The success of Lee and his Commodore teams helped make Vandy basketball what it is today. The balconies…

Condredge Holloway

Condredge Holloway, one of the most exciting quarterbacks ever to play in the Southeastern Conference, dazzled Tennessee fans from 1972 through 1974 with his Houdini-like escapes from tackles and ability…

Conrad Graham

Conrad Graham, who grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School, signed with the University of Tennessee as a defensive back in 1969. Graham…

Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty’s family lived in a tiny town on the Mississippi River called Friars Point, a largely African-American settlement comprised of cotton patches and tenant farms. Next door lived an…

Cornelius Ridley

Cornelius Ridley was born in Smyrna, Tennessee in 1932. He developed an avid interest in sports at a young age, playing football, basketball and baseball in school. He graduated from…

Curt Watson

The “Crossville Comet,” Curt Watson, literally blazed across the sky of “Big Orange Country” in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At 6’0″ and 215 pounds, he was a big…

Curtis Cliff “Chip” Kell

Chip Kell set the standard for blocking guards at the University of Tennessee by becoming a two-time first team All-America selection in 1969 and 1970 (unanimous selection in 1970), a…

Curtis Person Sr.

For Curtis Person Sr., winning golf tournaments was just like breathing – it came naturally. Starting in 1930, Person began a long and distinguished playing career which would last over…

D.D. Lewis

Born in 1945 in Knoxville and the youngest of 14 children, Lewis was named Dwight Douglas after two great generals in World War II (Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur). His…

Dale Alexander

Back in the days when baseball was the number-one sport in America, and a man named Babe captivated our nation, Tennessee’s own Dale Alexander was setting records and winning batting…

Dale Ellis

Dale Ellis played basketball for the University of Tennessee from 1979-1983 and led the Vols to the NCAA tournament all four years. Ellis was a two-time first team All-American and…

Dale Kelley

Dale Kelley, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, could be considered the ultimate teacher in officiating. As a 21-year veteran of basketball officiating there’s not much in the game he hasn’t experienced –…

Dan McGugin

Dan McGugin coached at Vanderbilt thirty years in two terms, 1904-1917 and 1919-1934. In 1918 he served in the U.S. Army. His record was 197-55-19, earning him a place in…

Dana Bible

He was a sharp, scripture-quoting son of a Latin and Greek scholar. Dana X. Bible’s unspectacular coaching techniques brought solid, fundamental football to the Southwest. At Mississippi College (1913-1915), Louisiana…

Darrell Waltrip

Starting his driving career in go-karts at age 12, Darrell Waltrip entered his first stock car race just four years later. Waltrip and his father built a 1936 Chevrolet coupe…

Darris McCord

Darris McCord played football at the University of Tennessee from 1952 to 1954 and saw the end of the General Neyland era, finishing his collegiate days on the gridiron under…

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