The 2019 class includes Javis Austin, Deles Boren, Kevin Breedlove, Allen Crenshaw, Anthony Crooks, Kristye Addison Dudley, Jeff Ferguson, Bill Harder, Kris Huff, Jarvis Jenkins and Rebecca Kay Prichard. The Daniel Athletic of Fame committee urges all Daniel fans to nominate athletes, coaches and volunteers for enshrinement. The Hall of Fame Game will be on September, 20, 2019 against Ridge View, with a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and inductee recognition at halftime. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., gates opening at 6:00, tickets ($6) are available online at https://gofan.co/app/school/SC580 or at the gate.
Javis Austin (Class of 1997)
Austin led the state in rushing with 2,389 yards and 32 touchdowns during his senior season. A Shrine Bowl selection and the Class 3A Back of the Year in 1996, Austin left Daniel as its all-time leading rusher with 5,088 yards and 62 touchdowns. He went on to play at Clemson, scoring seven touchdowns from 1997-99.
Deles Boren (Class of 1965)
Boren is well known for his more than 40 years of service to the Daniel athletic department. One of the founders of the Daniel Blue and Gold Club, Boren has contributed to the Daniel football program since Dick Singleton was head coach, while he has been a constant member of the staffs of Allen Sitterle, Randy Robinson and Jeff Fruster.
Kevin Breedlove (Class of 1999)
Breedlove was among the most decorated football players in the nation at Daniel. As a senior, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as an All-American by Parade, Rivals and USA Today. Breedlove was also a three-time all-state offensive lineman and the Class 3A Player of the Year in 1998.
He played collegiately at Georgia, where he was a four-year starter. Breedlove earned freshman All-America honors in 1999, while he was a member of the All-SEC team in both 2001 and 2002. He was an All-American in 2002 and went on to play professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in addition to time in NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League.
Breedlove was also a four-time all-state selection in track and field, and a three-time all-state honoree in wrestling.
Allen Crenshaw (Class of 1969)
Crenshaw was a three-year letterman in football and was part of the Lions’ first state championship team in 1966. On the wrestling mat, he was a four-time letterman, earning three individual championships while losing just one career match.
Crenshaw, who also lettered three years in both baseball and track, went on play football and compete with the track team at Presbyterian College.
He returned to Daniel and served as the Lions’ assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for 19 years, while he also served 17 years as head wrestling coach and eight years as the boys’ track and field coach.
Anthony Crooks (Class of 1983)
Crooks was a multi-sport standout at Daniel. A Blue Chip All-American on the football field, Crooks led the state in receiving in 1982 and was elected to the Shrine Bowl. He was a two-time all-state selection, a three-time Western 3A all-region selection and a two-time team MVP before receiving a scholarship to Jacksonville State.
Crooks was a four-year letterman in basketball, earning all-state honors in 1983 in addition to being a three-time team MVP and a two-time all-region selection. He was also a four-time letterman in baseball.
Kristye Addison Dudley (Class of 1991)
Dudley was a two-time NCA All-American cheerleader and represented Daniel in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She was also the Pickens County high jump and triple jump champion, as well as the Western 3A high jump champion as a member of the school’s track and field team.
Dudley cheered at Clemson for four years, earning All-America honors, and coached the Tigers’ cheer team in 1995, while she cheered professionally for the Atlanta Falcons.
Jeff Ferguson (Class of 1989)
Ferguson lettered in four sports but is best remembered as a student trainer, serving as the main trainer for the football and basketball teams throughout his time at Daniel.
He went on to be a trainer at Clemson before becoming the head of sports medicine at Kansas State in 2000. Ferguson was named the head athletic trainer for the San Francisco 49ers in 2006, and he became the team’s directors of football operations and sports medicine in 2011. Two years later, he became the 49ers’ vice president of football operations.
Bill Harder (Class of 1992)
Harder was a basketball standout at Daniel, twice earning all-region and all-state honors, while he also led the state in assists for two years. He was also the Class 3A Player of the Year as a senior and was a North-South All-Star.
Harder played one season at Furman, setting the single-season school record for assists (159) before transferring and becoming a member of the “Slab Five” under head coach Rick Barnes at Clemson. He played 96 career colleges game at Furman and Clemson.
Kris Huff (Class of 1982)
Huff was a six-year letter winner at Daniel and helped lead the Lions to a run of three straight state championships. A four-time team MVP, she was also a two-time individual state champion — and a one-time runner-up — before playing collegiately at South Alabama.
Jarvis Jenkins (Class of 2007)
Jenkins was a standout defensive lineman for the Lions. As a senior, he was a PrepStar All-American after finishing with 79 tackles and four blocked kicks. For his efforts, Jenkins was named an all-state selection and the Class 3A Upper State Lineman of the Year. Jenkins went on to star at Clemson, where he was a three-year starter for the Tigers. He started 38 of his 49 career games, totaling 166 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, five sacks and 31 quarterback pressures.
A second-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2011, Jenkins has also played for the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Rebecca Kay Prichard (Class of 1997)
Prichard was a three-time all-state cross-country performer from 1994-96. With the track and field team, she was undefeated in Pickens County meets in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while she was the county track meet MVP in both 1994 and 1996.
Prichard went on to become a two-time All-American at Spartanburg Methodist and was the NJCCA half-marathon champion, while she also became the first woman to compete in the Chicago Half Marathon.