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McCorvey’s virtual HOF induction Aug. 1


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Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 52nd Annual Induction Ceremony will be held through a virtual format on Saturday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Former University of Alabama football wide receivers coach Woody McCorvey, who has since 2008 served as associate athletics director for football administration at Clemson University, is among the eight members of the ASHOF Class of 2020. Joining him will be Sylvester Croom, Ronnie Brown, Doug Kennedy, Q.V. Lowe, Jorge Posada, Duane Reboul and Steve Shaw.
The induction ceremony, which will be broadcast on WOTM, will also include several special awards: Robbie Robertson will be honored as the 2020 Distinguished American Sportsman; Paul Finebaum will be honored as the 2020 Mel Allen Media Award recipient; Don Hawkins will be honored as the 2020 Frank “Pig” House Award recipient; and Brodie Croyle will be honored as the Inaugural Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award recipient.
Viewers can also stream the broadcast online at wotm.tv. The link is available on the hall of fame’s homepage, ashof.org.
McCorvey was born in Grove Hill but moved to Atmore with his family at age 5, when his father, Woodrow McCorvey Sr., was hired as principal, teacher and coach at Escambia County Training School.
He played quarterback at Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) from 1968 to 1971 before starting a coaching career that culminated in his current position. He also coached in the high school ranks for several years before being hired in 1978 as an assistant coach at North Carolina Central.
McCorvey has also held positions at Alabama A&M, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee during his lengthy career. He has been part of five national championship teams, and teams on which he has coached or otherwise been associated with have played in 31 bowl games.