|Graduation Year:||Class of 1959|
“Benny” was one of the most talented athletes in a class which produced four Hall of Famer members. He excelled in football and baseball in both high school and college.
At SHS, he won three varsity football letters and was an outstanding lineman on offense and defense earning All County honors in 1957 and 1958. He received 3rd team All State All Groups and 2nd team All State Group IV in his senior year.
In baseball, he may have excelled even more. While earning three varsity letters, he earned All County honors in 1958 and 1959. In 1959, he led a State Championship team by being named 1st team All State All Groups.
“Benny” continued his athletic career at Furman University by lettering in both football and baseball. In baseball, he was named All Southern Conference for three years while leading the team in batting his junior and senior years as well as RBI’s and HR’s. He batted .426 in his junior year. He turned down a professional contract to pursue a career in the Navy.