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JSU will induct 7 former outstanding athletes into its 2017 Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 22

L.A. BYLINE SM

SHOF_eBlast-03Jackson State University’s Division of Sports will induct seven former outstanding athletes during its 30th Sports Hall of Fame banquet ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Student Center Ballroom on the main campus, 1400 John R. Lynch Street.

This year’s banquet ceremony will honor athletes in three sports: baseball, football and track and field.

Those who will be enshrined have made a mark on and off the field and continue to impact their communities with civic duties and various businesses. As well, some played professional sports or carried their talents to academic institutions.

The 2017 honorees:

  • Bennie Crenshaw, football
  • Schuyler Doakes, baseball
  • Johnny Edwards, baseball
  • Jesse Griffin, football
  • Victor Hall, football
  • Edgar “Chico” Jordan, football (posthumous honor)
  • Jimmy Patterson, track and field

Cost for individual banquet tickets are $60 if purchased by Sept. 20 and $75 after Sept. 20. A reserved table for eight is $600. Tickets are available at the JSU Ticket Office: 601-979-2420.