We welcome back this year to the United Way of White County Charity Golf Day, Sol Brannan, someone that played in the first Superbowl game for the KC Chiefs in 1966. Sol also played for the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions in the NFL in a career spanning 10 years. Now with 30 years experience as a football player or coach Sol is currently the Head Coach for the Morris Brown College Wolverines in Atlanta.
Born in Savannah GA, Sol has another famous link to football being the player that scored the first touchdown in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals. He has been inducted into the City of Savannah Sports Hall of Fame, Extra Point Club, Inc., Sports Hall of Fame; the Morris Brown College Athletic Hall of Fame and the Morris Brown College National Alumni Association’s Louis English Memorial Sportsman Athletic Award.
Photo Credit: Michael Alexander - The Georgia Bulletin
Charlie Washington Criss, Jr. was born in Valhalla, New York. At only 5'8" a guard, Criss was the shortest active player in the NBA when he entered that pro league. He won an MVP in the Continental Basketball Association, with the Scranton Apollos in 1976, then next played for the Washington Generals. He joined the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association the following year, and played eight seasons in the league with the Hawks, San Diego Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks.
In his NBA career, Criss averaged 8.5 points and 3.2 assists per game, his best year being his first, posting averages of 11 points and 4 assists in 77 matches. Since retiring as a player, he has worked as a golf instructor, an Atlanta Hawks television color commentator, a minor-league basketball coach and a basketball summer camp coordinator
Info courtesy: www.wikipedia.org
We welcome former Major League Baseball outfielder and National Football League safety Brian Jordan to the 2016 United Way of White County Charity Golf Day. In the NFL, he played for the Atlanta Falcons and played in the MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers.
A great year at St Louis in 1998 helped earn Jordan a huge contract with the Atlanta Braves. Jordan had a strong April and May to help carry the Braves early in the 1999 season. This propelled him to his only All-Star appearance. He finished the season with 100 runs again and drove in 115 runs. Jordan was a standout in the 1999 NLDS for the Braves against the Houston Astros. He batted .471, had the game-winning double in the 12th inning of Game 3, and drove in seven of Atlanta's 18 runs during the series.
Visit the Brian Jordan Foundation website
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