LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington African-American Sports activities Corridor of Fame (LAASHOF) will induct a number of new members this week, together with eight former Kentucky Wildcats or these with shut ties to the College of Kentucky.
These with ties to the College of Kentucky embrace Dermontti Dawson, Tayna Fogle, Jack Givens, James Lee, Marc Logan, Dirk Minniefield, S.T. Roach and John Shelby. Extra data on every inductee is listed under.
Dawson and Logan had been letterwinners for the Kentucky soccer program, whereas Givens, Lee and Minniefield starred for the Kentucky males’s basketball program. Fogle was a member of Kentucky girls’s basketball’s 1982 Southeastern Convention championship squad. Shelby is the daddy of three Kentucky Wildcats as his sons John Shelby III, JaVon Shelby and Jaren Shelby all performed baseball for UK. Roach was a member of the UK Athletics Board of Administrators for a few years.
The 2022 inductees had been nominated by the general public and hand chosen by the founding members of LAASHOF. Tickets to attend the occasion can be found at officiallaashof.eventbrite.com. These unable to attend can assist the Lexington African American Sports activities Corridor of Fame by donating at http://www.laashof.com.
An All-Southeastern Convention guard and one of many biggest facilities within the historical past of the Nationwide Soccer League, Dawson’s story is that of a hometown hero. He’s a product of Lexington’s Bryan Station Excessive College, the place he was an all-state lineman. He performed guard and middle at UK. He was a four-year letterman from 1984-87 and performed for the ’84 Corridor of Fame Bowl championship crew. He was named All-SEC following his senior season and was a second-round draft alternative of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dawson achieved nationwide acclaim throughout his 13-year professional profession, all spent with the Steelers from 1988-2000. He was a seven-time Professional Bowl choice from 1992-98. His effectiveness was matched by his sturdiness, as he performed in 170 consecutive video games, the second-longest streak in Steelers’ historical past. He performed in 184 complete video games in his profession, the fifth-highest mark in crew historical past.
A captain on Kentucky’s 1982 SEC Championship crew, Fogle had a powerful four-year profession with the Kentucky girls’s basketball program. She performed in 30 video games throughout UK’s championship season, averaging 10.9 factors and 5.6 rebounds per recreation. Fogle shot 47 % from the sphere that season with 55 assists and 35 steals. For her profession, she performed in 116 video games along with her senior season being the most effective of her profession. Fogle was named the crew’s most improved participant in 1981. She graduated from Lexington’s Lafayette Excessive College.
A Lexington native who graduated from Bryan Station Excessive College, Givens had a storybook profession with the Kentucky males’s basketball program. The NCAA Closing 4 Most Excellent Participant in 1978, Givens scored 41 factors within the championship recreation to energy the Wildcats to a title. Givens was a three-time All-America honoree and inaugural member of the UK Athletics Corridor of Fame. Givens performed in 123 profession video games for UK, scoring 2,038 profession factors with 793 rebounds, 270 assists and a profession field-goal proportion of 51.5. Givens was drafted sixteenth general within the first spherical of the 1978 NBA Draft by Atlanta, enjoying two seasons within the NBA.
A teammate of Givens on that 1978 nationwide championship crew, Lee had a terrific profession with the Kentucky Wildcats after graduating from Henry Clay Excessive College. An All-SEC honoree as a senior, Lee performed in 31 video games for the championship squad, scoring 350 factors with 165 rebounds and 37 assists. All totaled in his four-year profession, he scored 996 factors with 128 assists, 589 rebounds and shot 54 % from the sphere. Lee was drafted thirty ninth general within the second spherical of the 1978 NBA Draft by Seattle.
Logan was an electrical offensive weapon for the Kentucky soccer program within the mid-Eighties. As a sophomore in 1984, he rushed 84 instances for 400 yards and three touchdowns, including 11 catches for 122 yards. Because the MVP of the 1984 Corridor of Fame Bowl, Logan scored two touchdowns on simply 5 performs, setting two bowl information for the longest kick return (85 yards) in addition to the longest play from scrimmage (63 yards). As a junior, he rushed for 715 yards and caught 32 passes for 314 yards. His senior season, he rushed for 546 yards and had 155 receiving yards. All informed, he had 2,360 complete yards from scrimmage with 15 touchdowns as a Wildcat. Logan went within the fifth spherical of the 1987 NFL Draft and had a profitable 10-year NFL profession with Cincinnati, Miami, San Francisco and Washington.
The 1979 Kentucky Mr. Basketball out of Lafayette Excessive College, Minniefield was a three-time All-SEC performer and 1982 SEC Event MVP for Kentucky. Throughout his four-year profession, he scored 1,069 factors for the Wildcats, including 646 assists with 156 steals. He had a profession field-goal proportion of 52.4 in 123 profession video games performed. Minniefield was chosen thirty third general within the 1983 NBA Draft by Dallas. He performed in 222 profession video games within the NBA, averaging 5.3 factors per recreation with 3.8 assists per recreation.
A protracted-time member of the UK Athletics Board of Administrators, Roach was a legendary basketball coach at Lexington Dunbar, serving to combine the highschool recreation within the Nineteen Fifties. As a member of the board in 1997, Roach made the movement to rent Orlando “Tubby” Smith, giving UK its first black males’s basketball head coach.
Shelby is the daddy of John Shelby III, JaVon Shelby and Jaren Shelby, who’re believed to be the one three African-American brothers to play for UK baseball. Shelby graduated from Henry Clay Excessive College and performed 11 seasons in Main League Baseball, together with World Sequence titles with the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers.
About UK Athletics
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The Lexington African-American Sports activities Corridor of Fame, Inc. (LAASHOF, Inc., pronounced “lay-shoff”) is comprised of a bunch of like-minded people who imagine our native African-American sports activities heroes need to be commemorated in a particular approach. We’re a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) company striving to uplift, unite, and reinvigorate our neighborhood by shining the highlight on our sports activities stars from days passed by.