Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups are among the 2013 inductees to the National High School Hall of Fame, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced today.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Harrison Dillard and former basketball and volleyball star Kristin Folkl Kaburakis are the othere two athletes who will be honored, along with five coaches, two officials and one administrator, during a June 27 ceremony in Denver.
Here's a closer look at the athletes in this year's class:
Theismann was a three-sport star at South River (N.J.) and led the football team to the New Jersey Group III title in 1966. He played college football at Notre Dame and won a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins in 1983.
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Billups was a four-time all-state selection and three-time Mr. Basketball at George Washington (Denver), where he averaged 23.8 points per game and led the Patriots to two state titles. Billups has played 16 years in the NBA and won an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.
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Kristin Folkl Kaburakis
Kaburakis led St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) to a 137-7 record in volleyball and a 117-5 record in basketball during her four years there. She graduated with a 4.2 grade-point average and attended Stanford, where she led the Cardinal to three NCAA volleyball titles and two NCAA women's basketball Final Four appearances.
Dillard won the city, district and state championships in the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles as a senior at Cleveland East Technical. At the 1948 Olympics in London, Dillard won gold medals in the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay. At the 1952 Games, he won gold in the 110-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter relay.
The other members of this year's class are:
Ed Aston - Boys and Girls Swimming Coach, Cheshire (Conn.)
Chuck Koeppen, XC and Track Coach, Carmel (Ind.)
Chuck Lenahan, Football Coach, Plymouth (N.H.) Regional
Mike Messere, Lacrosse Coach, West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.)
James Tate, XC and Track Coach, St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.)
Jerry Kimmel, Basketball Official, Kentucky
Haig Nighohossian, Soccer Official, Illinois
Ronnie Carter, Former Executive Director of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)
Richard Floyd, Music Education, University Interscholastic League (UIL) in Austin, Texas