NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced on Saturday two individuals to be honored at its 50th Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Omni Nashville.
Announced honorees are Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds for his outstanding accomplishments of not only achieving an FBS record in touchdowns and rushing yards by a quarterback, but his commitment to excellence and integrity both on and off the field.
Also announced on Saturday, Coach Doug Dickey, the recipient of the 2016 Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Award for his major contributions in establishing the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in its current format.
In conjunction with our Honoree Class, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will be Inducting, posthumously Tennessee Titan great Steve McNair and Baylor Golf Coach King Oehmig.
Additional inductees include Conrad Graham, University of Tennessee All-America defensive back; Missy Kane, University of Tennessee Middle Distance Runner and bronze medal recipient at the Pan American Games; Mike Taylor, UT-Martin football player and current SEC football official; Ernest Gray, All-America and NFL star wide-receiver from the University of Memphis; Mike Curb, legend in automobile racing; Joe Biddle, longtime middle Tennessee sport writer; Lester McClain, first African American football player at Tennessee; the four Canale Brothers, football legends from Tennessee and Mississippi State Universities and Milligan College Athletic Director and longtime coach Duard Walker.
The Sports Hall of Fame, which held its first induction banquet in 1966, has as its goal to enshrine successful teams and individuals who display sportsmanship, good character and success, creating a legacy for others to follow. The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is housed the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.