1994 Inductees

Anthony Anderson

Anderson was twice Delaware State scoring champion while at McKean High School in the early 1970's. He went on to set a career scoring record at Temple University during his four years. As a 1979 National Football League rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers he ran for 118 yards and returned 13 kick-offs for 200 more yards and earned a Super Bowl ring. He was waived by the Steelers in 1980 and then played for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants in the NFL and then for the Baltimore Stars in the United States Football League (USFL), until retiring in 1985.

Bill Gerow

He was Delaware's "fastest human" in track in 1936, and was undefeated at 440 and 880 yards, seven straight seasons in high school and college. At the University of Delaware, he captained the track and basketball teams 1940-41, led the basketball team in scoring his senior year and also lettered in soccer. In 1978, at age 59, Bill set a Philadelphia Masters record for the 880 in the 55-60 year old category. His 25-year career as a state, regional and national track official also was a factor in his DSMHOF induction. He was the starter for the Marty Liquori-Jim Ryun "Dream Mile".. Gerow served the Wilmington Touchdown Club for 32 years as secretary and president. He died May 21, 1997, at age 79.

Steve McBride

An excellent diver, Steve started winning in 1956 when he won the first of seven consecutive Mid-Atlantic age group championships in the one-meter and three-meter boards competition. He altogether won 13 such championships in the boards and five-meter and 10-meter platform competition; McBride won All-American recognition as a diver at Salesianum High School (1958) and was the YMCA National diving champion one and three meter champion 1960-1962 and co-captain of the University of Florida diving team in 1961 and 1962. In 1962 he received the University of Florida's Gator Award as" outstanding athlete". He was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Lou Moser

Lou was abasketball official for 32 years--at every level from the Recreation Leagues to the NBA. In the NCAA, Moser worked eight conferences, had 10 conference finals, six quarter-finals, four semi-finals and the 1981 finals played by Indiana and North Carolina. In addition to 1967- 1970 service in the NBA, he officiated in the Eastern League, the ABA and FBPR, including three finals in the FBPR. Delaware's IAABO Board made him an honorary life member in 1992, and presented an annual award in his name to the female player "who means the most to those around her".

Art Redden

A halfback and miler at Howard High School, Redden also played at Arkansas A & M and was an All-Marine halfback in 1963, the same year in which, at age 25, he took up the sport of boxing - late for a boxer. Five years later, he fought as a light heavyweight in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City on a U.S. boxing team that included George Foreman as its heavyweight. He was the first Delawarean ever to quality as an Olympic boxer. His lifetime 65-6 record (20 knockouts) includes four Marine and All-Service titles and gold medals at the Council of International Sports Tournament in Italy (1966) and Pan-Am Games (1967). Redden also coached in boxing and worked with Leon Spinks on the Camp Lejeune,  North Carolina team, and later helped him in the second Muhammad Ali bout. In 1968, he was "Athlete of the Year" in both Delaware and North Carolina.

Wally Sezna

This Wilmington restaurateur consorted a distinguished career as an amateur senior golfer, topped by his winning the International Seniors in 1972 with a record score of 281. He was a two -time medallist in the U. S. Seniors, seven-time Eastern champion, and 1973 Southern and Mexico champion. As a member of the U.S. team that twice won the world title, he made the eagle on the final hole that enabled the team to defeat Australia by one stroke. He was the only player to share the National Father-Son Championship with two sons--four times with Davis, once with Ron. He was ranked among the 10 top U.S. Seniors five times by Golf Digest, including a No. five ranking in the World at the time of his death. Died Aug. 2, 1966, age 66.

Herb Slattery

After excelling on Archmere Academy football teams that lost only two games in three seasons--twice making All-State--Herb went on to become one of the most decorated linemen in University of Delaware history. A two-way player at linebacker and tackle, he was a three-year regular for the Blue Hens. In 1966, he was Associated Press All-America, ECAC Eastern Division II Player of the Year, co -Most Valuable Player in the Middle Atlantic Conference and co-Delaware Athlete of the Year (with Chris Short).

Al Sund

Al trained and fought out of the Keystone Club on East Fourth Street and was Delaware State Bantamweight Champ. He won 53 straight fights before losing his first, and, at age 21, his record stood at 87-1, including 19 consecutive knockouts, one of which came at 20 seconds into the first round against Al Keith, a Lebanon bantamweight. He later fought in the old Madison Square Garden, Harlem, and many East Coast Cities, sometimes under the names of Marty Sullivan and Kid Sunn. His lifetime record of 203-2-2  earned him acknowledgment as one of the best bantamweight boxers in the country during his time.

Randy White

Not many people get inducted into three Halls of Fame in the same year but Randy did. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Delware Sports Hall of Fame which is indicative of just how great the McKean High School  and University of Maryland product was. He was a four-year, two-way player at McKean; At the University of Maryland he was twice College All-American and was Outland Trophy winner recognizing him as the best college lineman in the country. Nine straight years he was an All-Pro in the NFL and was MVP of Super Bowl XII with the Dallas Cowboys. During his pro career, he recorded 1,104 tackles and 113 quarterback sacks. McKean High School football field was named after him (Randy White Alumni Field).

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