Up & Coming Weekly

January 22, 2019

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24 UCW JANUARY 23-29, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 by EARL VAUGHAN JR. The Fayetteville Sports Club has announced a class of six Hall of Fame inductees for 2019, including two to its newly created Legends class. The Legends class was created to recog- nize candidates from years past who may have been overlooked over time. The first two members of the Legends group are former Fayetteville High School football star William "Nub" Smith and former Fayetteville businessman and University of Miami, Ohio, Hall of Famer George Vossler. The other four Hall of Fame inductees are Pine Forest football star Charles Davenport, former University of North Carolina basketball player Dr. Joe Quigg, veteran athletic adminis- trator Fred McDaniel and South View football standout Marcus Wall. This year's induction banquet for the Hall of Fame will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at Highland Country Club. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the banquet are $50. To order tickets, or for further information, call Ashley Petroski at Noble and Pound Financial, 910- 323-9195. The physical address is 1315 Fort Bragg Rd. Here is a brief biography of each inductee. Charles Davenport Davenport was a multi-talented athlete at Pine Forest who starred for the Trojans in the late 1980s. He played football at North Carolina State University from 1988-91 as both a quarterback and wide receiver. He earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors at wide receiver in his senior year, catching 33 passes for 558 yards and four touchdowns. He went on to play three seasons in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once he left pro football, Davenport returned to Fayetteville, where he briefly served as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Pine Forest. He is currently work- ing as a football official with the Southeastern Athletic Officials Association. Fred McDaniel McDaniel played college baseball at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and began his coaching career at Terry Sanford High School in 1974 as head baseball and wrestling coach and assistant football coach. In 1988, he moved into administration as athletic director at Westover High school. In 1994 he took over the same position at Cape Fear High School. He spent the final 10 years of his career as an administrator as student activities director for Cumberland County Schools. He has been a leader in the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. He was elected to the NCADA Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2011 he received a citation award from the National Federal of State High School Associations. Dr. Joe Quigg Quigg was a member of one of the most famous teams in the history of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels' 1957 National Collegiate Athletic Association champi- onship squad. That year, the Tar Heels finished the season 32-0 and defeated Kansas, led by future National Basketball Association legend Wilt Chamberlain, 54-53 in triple overtime in the championship game. In that contest, Quigg made two free throws to clinch the win then batted away a pass to Chamberlain in the final seconds. Despite missing his senior year at UNC because of a broken leg, Quigg was drafted by the New York Knicks. He never fully healed and elected to become a dentist, settling in Fayetteville with his wife, Carol Moser Quigg. He ran a successful den- tal practice here for many years before retiring. William "Nub" Smith Longtime Fayetteville residents who saw him play still claim Smith was the greatest high school football player in Fayetteville history. City councilman Johnny Dawkins said his grandfather drove to Alabama to bring Smith to Fayetteville in the late 1940s, promising him that the Dawkins family would take care of him and get him into Wake Forest University. Smith only played two years at Fayetteville High School, under the legendary coach Bill Dole. Many argue they were two of the great- est years in the school's football history. The Bulldogs, led by Smith at running back, won state titles in 1947 and 1948. Fayetteville beat Charlotte 39-0 and Burlington 14-13. Smith went on to Wake Forest, where he set the school's single-game rushing record of 246 yards against William & Mary in 1949. It still ranks as the third-best single-game perfor- mance in Wake Forest history. Smith went on to play briefly for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. George Vossler Vossler, a 1930 graduate of University of Miami, Ohio, was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1982. He was a triple threat fullback for the football team, earning All-Ohio honors. He was also a champion in the shot put. He was a three-time conference champion in the shot put, qualifying for the NCAA champion- ships in 1929. After coming to Fayetteville, where he became a successful businessman, he became involved in officiating, calling both high school football and basketball games, as well as sports at Fort Bragg. Marcus Wall Wall is best remembered for his key role in leading South View High School's Tigers to the school's first and only state 4-A football champi- onship when they defeated West Charlotte High School 10-7 in the 1991 North Carolina High School Athletic Association finals. Wall was the key to the Tiger offense of coach Bobby Poss with 2,501 yards and 27 touchdowns. In the championship game, he rushed 27 times for 178 yards. The game was played at UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan Stadium, and Wall caught the eye of then-Tar Heel coach Mack Brown, who recruited him. Wall still ranks among Tar Heel football's best. He's fourth in kickoff return yardage with 2,120 yards and fifth in punt return yardage average at 27.5. In recent years, Wall has returned to Cumberland County, where he serves as an assistant coach on the staff of his alma mater, South View. This past year, he was chosen as an assistant coach on the North Carolina Shrine Bowl staff for the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas high school football all-star game. HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS EARL VAUGHAN JR., Sports Editor. COMMENTS? EarlUCWSports@gmail. com. 910-364-6638. Charles Davenport Fred McDaniel Dr. Joe Quigg George Vossler Marcus Wall William "Nub" Smith Photo: Wake Forest University

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