2004 Inductees

John M. Jett

Football

After starring in both baseball and football at Northumberland High School, Jett proceeded to break no less than 10 records as punter for East Carolina University.

Rated as one of the most consistent punters in the NFL, he was a key special teams performer on the Dallas Cowboy teams that won two Super Bowls. Jett led the NFL in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 yard line in both 1993 and 1994 his first two years in the league. Jett holds many more records, too numerous to mention.

 

 

Wade S. Johnson

Baseball

A four-year letterman at Holland High School, he was MVP for 1962-1963 with an overall 20-3 pitching record.

Also a four-year letterman at Chowan and Barton Colleges, where he pitched 29 scoreless innings, made all conference in 1967 and was MVP at Barton.

He began coaching at Rappahannock Community College where he won conference championships in 1993 and 1994. Johnson went on to win Virginia Community College Systems V.A.A.C. State Championships in 1996, 1998, 2000-2001 and 2003. He was also named Coach of the Year on each of those seasons. His career record at the time of his induction was 388 wins & 148 losses. And all of this without pay.

 

 

James M. Long

Football-Baseball

An Honor Student, Long made All State in football at Dunbar High School in Lexington, N.C., and was team captain, winning two State Championships. He also averaged double figures in basketball. Long was named to the All CIAA team in 1963 for football at Shaw University.

He began coaching high school basketball in 1966 at A.T. Johnson in Montross where he was named Coach of the Year in 1967 & 1968 and went on to coach at Northumberland High School ending his career in 1980 with an overall record of 220-60 for both schools.