50s Recipients.

*Roger Hopkins

  • 13 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track
  • Member of RHS 1st Football Team
  • 4 yr. catcher baseball team
  • 1st Athletic Comptroller for Kennesaw State University
  • Member of Kennesaw State University Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2003
  • KSU Athletics gives the “Roger Hopkins Award” for community leadership each year to a deserving individual

Bobbie Walls Phillips

  • Lettered 4 years girls basketball
  • Team Captain in 1951, 1952 and 1953
  • Basketball team’s leading scorer
  • Voted Most Athletic her Senior Year
  • Varsity Football Cheerleader 4 years
  • Played Semi-Pro basketball and softball for the Atlanta Tomboys

*Earl Matthews

  • 13 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track
  • 4 years Team Captain basketball
  • 1 year football
  • 1st to represent RHS in Class C State Track meet
  • 1st place Fulton County Track in 100 and 220
  • Helped organize Roswell Relays
  • PA announcer for 24 years RHS Football
  • 10 years for RHS Basketball
  • Played basketball and baseball at Fla. Southern University

Jerry Gantt

  • 13 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track
  • Member of RHS 1st Football Team in 1951
  • Member of 1954 Region Track Champions coached by RHS Hall of Fame Coach Bill Yoast
  • The 1954 Track Team Championship was Roswell High School’s very first Region Championship in any sport
  • Team Captain and MVP for Basketball 1954, Team Captain and MVP Track 1954
  • Co-Chairman of Roswell Relays for twelve years
  • Volunteered in Football Press Box six years
  • Past President of Roswell High All Sports Booster Club for two years
  • Served on City of Roswell Recreation Commission for twenty-six years and was Chairman for two years
  • Refereed Basketball with Metro Basketball Officials Association and coached Little League Baseball and Youth Basketball

Jerry Wilcoxon

  • School record 16 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track
  • Two time AJC Class C All-State QB in football 1954 and 1955
  • Played QB at Ga. Military College and semi-pro Atlanta Spartans
  • Head Coach Atlanta Spartans
  • 1st head football coach of Briarwood High School

David Sullivan

  • 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and baseball
  • AJC Class C All-State RB
  • MVP Football 1956
  • Member of Class C State Runner-Up Football 1956
  • Rushed for the current school record 1,420 yards his senior year
  • AJC Runner-Up Class C “Back of the Year” 1956
  • Played at GA Military College

Raymond Lingo – Class of 1956,

  • 12 Varsity Letters in Football, Basketball and Baseball 1952-1956. Selected as MVP four times during his high school career in three different sports… twice in Football and one time each in Basketball and Baseball…
  • Outstanding Offensive Lineman and twice selected by the AJC as 1st Team
  • All-State in Football in 1954 and 1955…Raymond and team mate Jerry Wilcoxon, QB are the first All-State Football players in Roswell High history…
  • One of on1y five football players in the history of Roswell High Football beginning in 1950 to be selected as 1st Team All-State in both his junior and senior seasons…Led Roswell Football to its first winning season his Senior year in 1955 with a 6-4 record to include wins over Buford, Tucker and Forsyth County the last three games of the season…this laid the foundation for the Hornets very first State Championship Football appearance the next season vs. Monticello in 1956…
  • He played for Hall of Fame Coach Bill Yoast…after high school Raymond coached in the Roswell Recreation programs in both Youth Baseball and Football… his youngest son Mike Lingo is a current Hall of Fame Member for Wrestling.