MT Media Relations
The 2013 class of the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame, announced today, spans seven decades and represents great athletes from five of the university's heralded athletic programs.
Two of the inductees, baseball's Dewon Brazelton and football's Dwone Hicks, are two of the youngest inductees ever, both having just finished their careers within the past dozen years.
They are joined in this year's Hall of Fame class by 1990s women's basketball/volleyball standout Priscilla Robinson Murray, football's Roger Carroll (1979-83) and 1950s two-sport star James "Doug" Shrader, who excelled on the baseball diamond, as well as the basketball court.
Brazelton was MT's highest draftee ever in the Major League Baseball draft when, in 2001, he was drafted third overall by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Tullahoma High School alum earned that lofty status by being named to the elite Team USA national squad in 2000, as well as to five NCAA All-America first-team squads in 2001. He was also pegged the Sun Belt Conference's athlete of the year in 2001.
At the end of his Blue Raider career, the highly-talented right-hander owned both the single-season (154) and career (335) strikeout records for the school. He captivated foes with his blazing fastball.