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Class of 2005




Tommy Barnhardt

William Brady

Kenny Holt

Robert "Lope" Linder
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Recipient of the Horace Billings Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Moore

Susan Saunders

Carlton E. Pete Stout

Johnny Yarbrough
 

Tommy Barnhardt

Tommy Barnhardt was a standout player in football and baseball at South Rowan High School. He was a member of the 1980 All-Rowan County Football Team and the 1980 All-Piedmont NC Football Team. Barnhardt was also the 1981 Rowan County Male Athlete of the Year and All-ACC Punter at UNC Chapel Hill his junior and senior season. In addition, he was UNC Tar Heel Most Valuable Player in 1986 – first and only punter to win this honor. He played in 186 games in 14 NFL seasons, with 5 teams and averaged 42.1 yards per punt during his career.

William Brady

William Brady has been a volunteer at the Charlotte Rehabilitation Hospital since 1983. From 1980-98, Brady was a member of the Charlotte Wheelchair Hornets Basketball Team, the 1986 Gold Medalist for the Pan-American Games, the 1990 Gold Medalist for the Pan-American Games, the 1991 Gold Medalist for the World Championships and the 1994 World Record Holder for the Pentathlon in which Brady represented the United States in eight International track and field events.

Kenny Holt

Kenny Holt was a four year starter in basketball at Price and Boyden High Schools. Both teams combined a 77-9 record. His sophomore season he led the county in scoring with a 23.1 ppg average. During his junior and senior seasons at Boyden High School his teams had a record of 51-1, winning the WNC/HSAA both seasons. He scored a total of 1,441 points in his career, which was an all-time Rowan County record at the time. In 1970-71 he was a basketball honorable mention for the All-American team. In addition, Holt quarterbacked the Boyden football team for two years, with a record of 18-3-2. He was a standout quarterback at Florida A & M University compiling 18 rushing touchdowns and another 18 touchdowns passing.

Robert "Lope" Linder

Recipient of the Horace Billings Lifetime Achievement Award
Lope Linder was an outstanding athlete at Boyden High School. He attended Catawba College where he earned six letters in football and baseball. He started on both offense and defense for three seasons in football. In 1951, he received Honorable Mention All-State honors and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1952. He earned All-North State Conference honors in 1959 and was also voted Rowan County Coach of the Year (football). He had a distinguished 36-year career as a teacher and coach and in 1994 he was inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame.

Barry Moore

Barry Moore was a star pitcher for West Rowan High and Rowan County American Legion baseball. Moore struck out 24 Concord batters, including final 18 outs, during an American Legion game on June 16, 1961. Moore also pitched a no-hitter against Thomasville in the American Legion playoffs on June 26, 1961. Moore signed a pro contract with the Washington Senators in 1962, hurled a one-hitter for the Senators in 1967 against the Twins, threw 12 career no-hitters at different levels, appeared in 140 major league games and pitched 599 innings with the Senators, Indians and White Sox. He won 26 games as a major leaguer, compiling an ERA of 4.16.

Susan Saunders

Susan Saunders was the most honored female tennis player in Rowan County history in 1985, ’86 and ’87. She was the North Carolina Girls 1A/2A State Champion (Salisbury High School)  and two time North Carolina 2A Tennis Player of the Year. She  finished her high school career with a 104-5 record and won all 74 of her matches since her freshman season. She was a two-time High School All-American tennis player, captain of the N.C. State University Women’s Tennis team and chosen to play on the National Wightman Cup Women’s team. She also went on to play one year of pro tennis.

Johnny Yarbrough

Johnny Yarbrough starred in football, baseball and basketball at East Rowan High School. He was the Rowan County career record-holder with 2,862 receiving yards and led East to WNC/HSAA football title and 13-0 record in 1969. He was the county football scoring leader with 84 points in 1970, named to the Coach and Athletic Magazine All-American football team in 1970 and starred on the Rowan County American Legion baseball state championship teams in 1969 and 1971. He earned a football scholarship to Tennessee and caught 56 passes for 776 yards and six touchdowns during his career. He had a 9-3 pitching record in two seasons with the Volunteers baseball team.

Carlton E. Pete Stout

Carlton E. Pete Stout was a legendary football coach at Salisbury High School, Burlington Williams High School, Catawba College and Morganton Freedom High School. He led the Salisbury High School Hornets for ten years, posting a 83-20-10 record. He won two outright WNC/HSAA Championships and one co-title. He coached Burlington Williams High School to back-to-back North Carolina 3A titles in 1981 and ’82. He was runner-up in 1984 and his teams won 43 straight games at one stretch. In 1981, he was named High School Coach of the Year. He posted a career High School coaching record of 234-63-14 and in 1978 was inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame.

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Nominate Teams or Individuals
Nominations of individuals to the Salisbury Rowan Sports Hall of Fame are accepted on a continuous basis. The deadline for submission for the Class of 2007 is August 1, 2007. 

To submit on an individual for committee review for 2007, please do the following:

Please click on the Hall of Fame Application (pages 1-4) links below to print forms and mail to:

Salisbury Parks & Recreation
Sports Hall of Fame
PO Box 4053
Salisbury, NC 28145-4053

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Visit the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at the City Office Building, 132 N. Main Street, Downtown Salisbury, to obtain a printed form and return to this same location.

Hall of Fame Application Page 1
Hall of Fame Application Page 2
Hall of Fame Application Page 3
Hall of Fame Application Page 4

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