2013 Inductee Highlights

Johnny Atkins's career highlights

Averaged more than eight points per game for Priceville's 1955 Class A state championship team.

Started at guard for Priceville playoff teams in 1954 (state runner-up) and 1956 (state quarterfinals).

Played and coached various 3M sports teams during 30-plus years of employment.

Active in serving the community through the Decatur Boys and Girls Club, as well as Meals on Wheels, the Priceville Booster Club and the Elks Lodge.

Nine-year member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame selection committee

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Wayne Moseley's career highlights

Played running back at Austin from 1968-1970.

Earned All-Morgan County, All-TVA Conference and honorable mention All-State accolades during high school career.

Played collegiately at Alabama A&M, earning All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors.

Played for the NFL's Buffalo Bills (1974).

Played for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes and British Columbia Lions (1975).

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Carl Penn's career highlights

Compiled a career 254-151 record as head coach at Priceville and Holly Pond from 1959-1975.

Coached Priceville to a 102-53 record from 1959-1964, winning the 1961 Class A state championship.Coached Holly Pond to a 152-98 record from 1965-1975.

Honored by Priceville in 2009 with the renaming the of the school gymnasium to the Ryan, Penn, Myers

Gymnasium in honor of the program's three state championship coaches.

Charter member of the Holly Pond Lions Club where he was instrumental in securing land and funds for multiple community-based projects, including a public swimming pool and the Holly Pond Senior Citizens.

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Charles Riley's career highlights

Multi-sport athlete at Decatur before a knee injury shortened athletic career in 1946.

Authored "Shorty's Boys, A True Story" – a chronicle of football in Decatur from 1919 through 1963.

Has served as captain of Shorty's Boys, a group of mostly local athletes that played for legendary coach H.L. "Shorty" Ogle, since 2006.

Serves as a member of the Ogle Scholarship Foundation, which awards an annual scholarship to a Decatur student-athlete, as well as a member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame awards board.

Won the Decatur singles bowling championship in 1967.

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Marvin Taylor's career highlights

1950 graduate of Decatur High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball and ran track.

Attended Florence State Teachers College, now the University of North Alabama, on a football scholarship in 1950, leading the team in rushing with 574 yards from the fullback position.

Third-flight champion at the 1983 Burningtree Golf Championships.

Won "B" division championship at the 1983 Decatur Racket Ball Championships.

Instrumental in bringing youth league football to Decatur in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Jimmy William "Junior" Vaughn's career highlights

Standout football player at Decatur's Lakeside High School from 1958-1961.

Traveled and played shortstop with the Negro League's Indianapolis Clowns from 1961-1967.

Played semi-professional football for the Decatur Rough Riders from 1962-1968.

Has coached Pop Warner football and youth league baseball, softball and basketball in the city since 1974.

Recipient of the City of Decatur Humanitarian Award in 2007.

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