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Posted at 3:13 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Tiki Barber headlines inductees for Virginia Sports HoF Class of 2011

By Steve Yanda

Former Virginia tailback Tiki Barber was one of seven people elected as members of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011, the school announced in a press release issued by the athletic department Wednesday.

Barber, who graduated from Virginia in 1997, is the program's second all-time leading rusher. He earned ACC Player of the Year honors in 1996 and was drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL draft by the New York Giants. He played with the Giants from 1997-2006.

During his NFL career, Barber rushed for more than 10,000, was selected to three Pro Bowls and retired as the organization's all-time leader in receptions.

The Class of 2011's induction ceremony will take place Saturday, April 30 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center. Tickets go on sale Jan. 21, and more information regarding the event can be found by calling 757-393-8031.

The rest of the class includes:

  • Jeff Rouse, who was a seven-time NCAA champion swimmer at Stanford. He also was an Olympic gold medalist and a world champion.
  • Bill Littlepage, who was the winningest coach in Virginia AAA high school league history.
  • Jim Jarrett, who as the athletic director at Old Dominion oversaw 28 national championship teams and a reclassification to Division I during his 43-year tenure.
  • Johnny Newman, who was the all-time leading scorer for the University of Richmond and a 16-year NBA veteran that tallied 12,740 career points.
  • Pernell "Sweatpea" Whitaker, who was a six-time world champion boxer with a career record of 41-3-1.
  • Eugene "Pappy" Thompson, who worked as a journalist for the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier for 50 years and was a 1982 inductee into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

By Steve Yanda  | January 19, 2011; 3:13 PM ET
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