NC State Athletic Hall of Fame - Class of 2014
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About the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame
2012 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Class
2012 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Full Show)
2013 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Class
2013 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Full Show)
2013 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Red Carpet Pics
2014 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Class
2014 NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Full Show)
Byrd HOF Video| Feature Story
- ACC's first three-time first-team All-ACC selection (1965-67)
- NC State's first consensus All-American (1967)
- Two-time All-American (1966-67)
- No. 77 jersey retired (2001)
- College Football Hall of Fame (2010)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (2007)
- ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team (2003)
- Had seven sacks (unofficially) as a sophomore against Duke in 1965.
- His pass rushing abilities helped the Wolfpack set a school record at the time with 23 interceptions, 20 of which were in the team's last five games.
- In 1967, NC State reached its highest ranking ever (No. 3), on the backs of its famous "White Shoes" defense.
- No defensive records kept during his playing career.
- 1965 ACC Co-Champions
- ACC Runners-up (1966, 1967)
- 1967 Liberty Bowl Champions
- Only Wolfpack defensive player to have his number (77) retired.
- Played on NC State's first postseason bowl championship team (1967).
- Leader of the 1967 "White Shoes" defense.
- First-round draft pick of AFL's Boston Patriots in 1968.
- Professional career derailed by knee injury suffered at NC State.
- Became a high school football coach and biology teacher following his football career
- Born: Aug. 31, 1956; Died: July 23, 2010.
Richard 'Dick' Dickey
Men's Basketball, 1946-50
Dickey HOF Video| Feature Story
- Only four-time first-team all-conference player in school history (All-Southern Conference, 1947, `48, `49, `50)
- One of three three-time All-American players in program history.
- Inaugural Dixie Classic MVP (1949)
- All-NCAA Finals team, All-NCAA East Region team (1950)
- Four-time All-Southern Conference Tournament selection (three first-team, one second-team)
- Alumni Athletic Trophy winner (1950)
- Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (2005)
- NC State honored jersey (No. 70)
- All-time leading scorer (1950-51) with 1,644 points.
- Currently ranks eighth on career scoring list.
- First NC State player to score 1,000 career points.
- Ranks fifth in career free throws made with 462, third with 710 attempted.
- Four consecutive Southern Conference championships
- NC State's first Final Four team (1950)
- NCAA third-place finish (1950)
- Native of Alexandria, Ind.
- Arrived in fall of 1946 with Everett Case, straight from Iowa Pre-Flight Training School, where he played during WWII.
- Introduced the running one-handed jumpshot to Southern basketball.
- First NC State player ever taken in the NBA draft, Dickey was selected by the Baltimore Bullets in 1960.
- Helped former roommate Norm Sloan recruit players during the 1960s and `70s.
- Born: Oct. 26, 1926 in Rigdon, Ind.; Died: July 3, 2006.
Baseball coach, 1967-87; Men's Basketball assistant coach 1969-78
Esposito HOF Video| Feature Story
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (2012)
- NC State Baseball Hall of Fame (2009)
- Chicago Area High School Sports Hall of Fame
- Two-time ACC Coach of the Year (1984, `86)
- Compiled a career record of 513-253-4
- Second in career victories at NC State
- 1968 ACC regular-season champions
- 1968 NCAA District III champions and College World Series participant
- Three-time ACC Tournament Champions (1973, `74, `75)
- Coached at NC State for 21 years (1967-87).
- Guided NC State to its only College World Series appearance in only his second season (1968).
- Coached three ACC Players of the Year (Chris Cammack - 1969, Mike Caldwell - 1971, Tracy Woodson - 1984).
- Coached seven All-Americans.
- Coached 69 players who were first- or second-team All-ACC.
- Coached 28 players who were selected in the MLB draft.
- Coached 12 future major league players.
- Played 10 seasons in the major leagues (1952, 1955-63) for Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Athletics before coming to NC State as assistant basketball coach under Norm Sloan and head baseball coach.
- Played baseball and basketball collegiately at Indiana University.
- Born: Dec. 13, 1931.
Women's Soccer, 1987-90
Hooper HOF Video| Profile Story
- NSCAA first-team All-American (1989, `90)
- ISAA All-American (1989)
- All-ACC (1988, `89, `90)
- NCAA All-Final Four team (1988)
- H.C. Kennett Award winner (1991)
- Tied for school record for goals in a single game (4).
- Most points in single season (57).
- Most goals in a single season (26).
- Most points in a career (145).
- Most goals in a career (58).
- Most points in a single season by a freshman (46).
- Led the ACC in goals and total points (1988, `89).
- Owns school records for consecutive games with a goal (7) and consecutive games straight games with at least one point (11).
- NCAA Finalist (1988)
- NCAA Semifinals (1989)
- NCAA Quarterfinals (1987, `90)
- Four NCAA Tournament appearances (1987, `88, `89, `90)
- ACC Champions (1988)
- Member of ACC 50th Anniversary team.
- WUSA All-Star for the Atlanta Beat.
- Canadian National Team member (1994-2007).
- Canadian National Team Player of the Year (1994, `95).
- Scored 71 goals in 129 appearances; at one time both national records.
- Played in three FIFA Women's World Cups (1995, `99, `03).
- Inducted into United Soccer League Hall of Fame (2002).
- Inducted into Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame (2012).
Football, Track & Field, Baseball, Men's Basketball 1926-29
McDowall HOF Video| Feature Story
- College Football Hall of Fame (1975)
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1965)
- 1927 and `28 winner of Norris Athletic Trophy winner as NC State's top athlete
- Named top athlete of the first half-century of NC State College athletics
- Earned 11 varsity letters in four sports
- State record holder in high jump (1928)
- Still owns the school record for longest punt return, 95 yards in 1926.
- 1927 Southern Conference football champions, NC State's first.
- 1929 Southern Conference basketball champions, NC State's first.
- State track champions
- Longtime athletics director at Rollins College.
- Born: June, 26, 1905; Died: May 25, 1969.
Women's Basketball, 1995-98
Melvin HOF Video| Feature Story
- Kodak All-American (1998)
- Women's Basketball Journal All-American (1998)
- Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American (1997)
- Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American (1997)
- Wade Trophy Finalist - National Player of the Year (1998)
- ACC Rookie of the Year (1995)
- All-ACC First Team (1997, `98); Second Team (1996)
- All-ACC Tournament team (1995, `96)
- NCAA All-Final Four Team (1998)
- NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team & MVP (1998)
- H.C. Kennett Award & Alumni Athletic Trophy (1998)
- Ranks fourth in program history with 2,042 points
- Ranks fourth in program history with 1,020 rebounds
- One of four players with 1,000 career points and rebounds
- Holds program record for free throws attempted (182) in a season and in an a career (639)
- Set record for most points scored (37) in an NCAA semifinal game vs. Louisiana Tech. (Record stood until 2010)
- 1998 Final Four
- Four NCAA Tournament appearances (1995, `96, `97, `98)
- One of seven honored jerseys in NC State women's basketball history.
- Member of ACC 50th Anniversary team.
- ACC Top 50 Female Athlete.
- Olympic Trials invitation (1996).
- ABL No. 2 overall selection by Philadelphia Rage in 1998.
- WNBA first-round draft pick (11th) to Cleveland Rockers (1999).
- Played for 12 years in WNBA with Cleveland, Chicago and Washington.
- 2001 WNBA All-Star with Cleveland.
- Ranks in top 20 all-time in WNBA for total rebounds.
Wendell H. Murphy
Murphy HOF Video
- Watauga Medal, the NC State's highest award, given for outstanding and distinguished service (1999).
- Elected to the Duplin County Hall of Fame (2005).
- Centennial Distinguished Citizen Award from Boy Scouts of America (2007).
- NC Agribusiness Council's annual Governor's Award for Distinguished Service (1987).
- Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina.
- 51-year Wolfpack Club Member.
- Wendell H. Murphy Family scholarship for women's basketball.
- Committed lead gift to name the Murphy Football Center.
- Has made contributions to Advantage Wolfpack tennis campaign; Batter Up baseball campaign; Ronnie Shavlik Endowment; general athletic scholarship endowment.
- Former president of the Wolfpack Club board of directors.
- Served in the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate.
- 1960 graduate of NC State.
Men's Track & Field/Football, 1984-88
Peebles HOF Video| Feature Story
- Two-time ACC Track and Field Championships Most Outstanding Performer (1985, `86)
- Winner of the Kennett Award as NC State's top male athlete (1989)
- Nine-time track and field All-American (seven outdoor, two indoor)
- Nine-time ACC champion (eight outdoor, one indoor)
- 1985 NCAA 4x100 relay champion, with Harvey McSwain, Gus Young and Alston Glenn
- Four-time All-American in 4x100 relay
- Four-time All-American in 200 meters
- Second fastest 55-meter time in school history (6.18)
- Third fastest 200-meter time in school history (20.16)
- Fifth fastest 100-meter time in school history (10.31)
- Four consecutive ACC Outdoor Championships (1985-88)
- ACC Indoor Championship (1988)
- 4x100m relay NCAA champions (1985)
- Four consecutive top 25 finishes at NCAA Championships
- Highest finish in school history in indoor (6th, 1988) and outdoor (9th, 1988)
- Four consecutive ACC championships in 4x100 relay
- 1986 Peach Bowl participant
- 1988 Peach Bowl champions
- Caught 65 passes for 1,086 yards during his NC State football career.
- Made the top catch in history of Carter-Finley Stadium, when he caught 35-yard pass from Erik Kramer vs. South Carolina (Nov. 6, 1986).
- Second-round draft pick (No. 33 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1989 NFL draft.
- Played three NFL seasons until a severe neck injury ended his career.
Men's Basketball, 1957-59
Pucillo HOF Video| Feature Story
- 1959 ACC Player of the Year
- 1959 ACC Athlete of the Year
- First team All-ACC (1958-59)
- AP All-American (1959)
- UPI All-Amercan (1959)
- Look Magazine All-American (1959)
- Helms Foundation All-American (1959)
- Converse All-American (1959)
- Known for his passing, he was dubbed the "Bob Cousy of the collegians."
- Averaged 15.7 points as a senior and 14.6 points as a junior.
- Was honored as the 2002 ACC Legend.
Dr. Steve Rerych
Men's Swimming, 1964-68
Rerych HOF Video| Feature Story
- AAU National Champion
- Three-time All-American
- Two-time gold medalist at 1968 Mexico City Olympics (4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle)
- Nine-time ACC Champion
- Three-time ACC Champion in the 50 freestyle (1966-68)
- Three-time ACC Champion in the 100 freestyle (1966-68)
- Three-time ACC Champion in the 200 freestyle (1966-68)
- ACC 50th Anniversary team
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (1993)
- Only person in the history of the ACC swimming and diving to be a three-time ACC champion in three different events.
- Was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in relays (4x100 team: Steve Rerych, Mark Spitz, Zachary Zorn, Kenneth Walsh; 4x200 team: Steve Rerych, Mark Spitz, Don Schollander, John Nelson).
- General surgeon who received medical degree from Columbia University (1974)
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