Professional Stars Head Tech Hall of Fame Inductees


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John Salley, now with the Detroit Pistons, was among the professional athletes inducted into Tech's sports Hall of Fame.
Professional standouts Mark Price and John Salley of the National Basketball Association, John Davis and Pat Swilling of the National Football League, and major league pitcher Kevin Brown are among 11 former Georgia Tech student-athletes inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame.

Also inducted were wrestler Laird Carmichael, swimmer John Chapman, baseball player Keith Fleming, trackster Mike Armour, football player W.J. Blane, and basketball player Bonnie Tate Goff-- only the second female named to the Hall of Fame.

Price, who now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Salley, of the Detroit Pistons, both played for the Rambling Wreck from 1983-86 and were instrumental in elevating Tech basketball to national prominence.

A three-time all-America and four-time all-conference selection, Price led the Jackets to their first Atlantic Coast Conference title in 1985. He is the second-leading scorer in Tech history with 2,193 points.

A first-round selection in the NBA draft, Salley received all-America accolade s in 1986 and all-ACC honors in 1985 and collegiate player, he holds the Tech single-game , single-season, and career records for blocked shots, and ranks among the top ten in 12 statistical categories.

Swilling, an all-pro outside linebacker with the New Orleans Saints, played at Tech from 1982-85, earning all-ACC and all-America honors as a senior.

Nicknamed "The Refrigerator Mover," Davis was also all-America in 1985 as well as all-ACC in 19S6. Last season he started at guard for the Buffalo Bills.

Brown, currently a member of the starting rotation for the Texas Rangers, was an all-ACC and all-America performer in 1986, helping the Yellow Jackets to ACC titles in 1985 and 1986. Teammate Keith Fleming was the stopper of Tech's bullpen for three seasons, earning all-NCAA tournament honors in 1986.

One of Tech's top scholar-athletes, Blane was a first-team academic all-America linebacker in 1966. He was also named honorable mention all-America by AP and UPI.

Armour was an all-American for the Tech track team in the mile relay in 1983, and in the indoor 500 meters, an event in which he still holds the world record.

Carmichael was the all-Southeastern Intercollegiate Wrestling champion in the 150-pound weight class in 1974, when he also qualified for the NCAA championships. Chapman was a four-time letter-winner for the Tech swim team during 1947-50.

Goff, who lettered for the Lady Jackets from 1977-79, still holds virtually all of Tech's rebounding records, including the single-game mark of 28 and the career record of 1,039. The first Lady Jacket to score 1,000 points, she ranks eighth on the all-time scoring list with 1,088 points.