2013 SWAC Hall of Fame Formally Inducted
HOUSTON, Texas - The 2013 SWAC Hall of Fame class was inducted on Thursday night at the annual reception at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The event kicked off championship weekend for 2013 Toyota SWAC Football Championship.
The 2013 Hall of Fame class included Reggie Barlow, an All-American wide receiver for Alabama State who is currently head football coach at his alma mater.
Carol Cummings, a record-setting sprinter at Prairie View A&M and a member of the first two SWAC women’s indoor and outdoor championship teams.
Jimmy Jones and Bob Hopkins, All-American basketball players at Grambling State, played professionally.
Richard Myles, a two-sport All-SWAC performer at Alcorn State who was also a member of the dean’s list.
Jim Osborne, an All-SWAC defensive tackle at Southern University who played 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears in the NFL.
Charles Ruth, a five-time All-SWAC distance runner at Alcorn State, who coached Mississippi Valley State’s men’s cross country and track and field teams to unprecedented success.
The class was also recognized by U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th District, alongside State Representative Dr. Alma A. Allen with a proclamation of honor.