The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class on Tuesday afternoon and it includes several people that have had s huge impact in Hampton Roads.
The Class of 2016 features:
James Farrior, a former University of Virginia Linebacker who enjoyed a 15-year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets. Farrior was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl Champion.
Rich Murray, a former Sports Information Director at the University of Virginia who served in the sports journalism industry for over 40 years with the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
Charles Oakley, a Virginia Union University standout and NBA All-Star who enjoyed a 19-year NBA career and tallied over 12,000 rebounds.
Dave Rosenfield, a four-time Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year, who spent over 50 years in Minor League Baseball, 48 of them as the General Manager of the Norfolk Tides.
Marianne Stanley, who spent ten years as head basketball coach of the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs and led them to three national championships.
Charlie Stukes, a Super Bowl Champion who enjoyed an eight-year NFL career with the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams, amassing 32 career interceptions.
Robert Ukrop, an All-American soccer player at Davidson College who embarked on a 12-year professional soccer career, playing for his hometown team, the Richmond Kickers.