Georgia Sports Hall of Fame announces 2013 induction class
On Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Macon, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will enshrine Buck Belue, Skip Caray, Horace Grant, J.B. Hawkins, Davis Love III, Heather Stepp McCormick, and Reggie Wilkes as the newest members of the Hall of Fame. These outstanding athletes, coaches, and contributors to sport were selected for induction by the GSHF Honors Court who met in Macon on Tuesday.
The seven members of the 2013 class were chosen from a starting pool of 208 nominees. These individuals represent the very best that Georgia has to offer in athletics, coaching, and broadcasting.
"Our state is very fortunate to be blessed with incredibly talented sportsmen and women", said GSHF Managing Director Ben Sapp. "Our selection committees have a very difficult job narrowing the field to only seven inductees each year."
Buck Belue was among Georgia's best high school athletes while at Valdosta High School. He was named to the Parade All-American Football Team in 1977 and led the Wildcats to a State Baseball Championship.
He went on to play both football and baseball at the University of Georgia where he quarterbacked the football team to the 1980 National Championship. In 1982, he was named the SEC Athlete of the Year.