This is the 13th of 50 Classes ASHOF Class of 1982

Class of 1982

Published Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 pm

On April 28, 2018, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 50th Class.  In celebration of this milestone, we will be sending an email out each week, over the next 50 weeks, beginning with the Inaugural Class of 1969, and culminating with the

Class of 2018.

This is the 13th of 50 Classes of the ASHOF

Class of 1982



 Frank Elmore Bolling

 Frank Elmore Bolling was born November 16, 1931 in Mobile, AL. He started his baseball career in 1951 and played on five minor league teams. He played from 1954 through 1966 for the Detroit Tigers (1954, 1956–1960) and the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1961–66).   He won the Gold Glove Award in 1958 after leading the American League second basemen in fielding percentage. He led National League second basemen in fielding in 1961, 1962 and 1964. He made the National League All-Star team in 1961 and 1962, and also was named on The Sporting News NL All-Star Team in 1961.  In a 12-season career, he hit .254 with 106 home runs and 556 runs batted in.






 Paul F. Burnum 

 Paul F. Burnum was born February 6, 1900 in Cullman, AL. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he coached at Clio High School for a year. In 1925 he was hired to coach at Tuscaloosa High.  At Tuscaloosa High School he won four straight national high school football championships. In 1930 he became an assistant coach football coach at the University of Alabama.  He was best known for recruiting Dixie Howell, Don Hutson and Paul Bryant. He was also the Head Basketball Coach for one year and then Head Baseball Coach for one year also.  During his only season as Head Baseball Coach, the Crimson Tide did not lose a single series.  He passed away September 14, 1981.


Ivan Charles Frederickson 
 Ivan Charles Frederickson was born January 12, 1943 in Hollywood, Florida.  He played collegiately at Auburn University.  He was a two-way player for the Tigers, as a running back  he averaging 4.4 yards per carry.   As a safety on defense he lead the team in interceptions. In 1964, he won the Jacobs Award as the best blocking back in the Southeastern Conference.  That same year he was a consensus All-American at defensive safety.   He was also All-SEC and was named SEC MVP.  He was the first player selected in the 1965 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.  He was an All-Pro his rookie year.  He played six seasons for the Giants.  He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.
 Elbert S. Jemison Jr.
Elbert S. Jemison, Jr. was born October 27, 1920, Birmingham, AL. One of the most celebrated golfers in Alabama history. His amateur competitive career spanned over fifty years. He played his college golf at Sewanee Military Academy 1938-40; University of Virginia 1940-41 and the University of Alabama 1946-47.   He won the Alabama State Amateur two consecutive years (1957 and '58), as well as, the Alabama Senior Amateur in both 1976 and '77. He also qualified for four U.S. Amateurs (reaching the fourth round in 1960), one U.S. Senior Open and one USGA Senior Amateur. He won over over fifty tournaments during his career.  During the 1950's he found his way into golf administration, twice serving as president of the Alabama Golf Association and also joining the USGA’s Green Section and Sectional Affairs committees. He also served as president of the Southern Golf Association.  He served eight years on the United States Golf Association (USGA) executive committee.  During his tenure he was both secretary and then treasure of the executive committee.  He organized the USGA's Members Program and personally enrolled its first two members: President Gerald Ford and Arnold Palmer.  He was twice awarded the USGA’s Ike Grainger Award for his service to the organization (1995 and 2001).  He passed away on November 22, 2010.


Bennett Davis Marshall

Bennett Davis Marshall was born November 6, 1919 at Vincent, AL. He was a ten-time winner of the Alabama Sportswriter of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.  He is considered one the top sports writers in Alabama newspaper history. He was was a sports writer for the Birmingham News and Age-Herald  and became sports editor of The Birmingham News in 1959, replacing (fellow ASHOF inductee Zip Newman) and won numerous state and national awards.  He work for both papers for 25 years and for 12 of those years was also a columnist.  He consistently won the Associated Press award for the Best Story of the Year. He wrote one of the first books about the fabulous career of Paul "Bear" Bryant, Winning Isn't Everything. . . But It Sure Beats Anything That Comes In Second. He passed away September 25, 1969.


Roger Duane (Zeke) Smith 
Roger Duane (Zeke) Smith was born June 3, 1935 in Uniontown, AL. He played collegiately at  Auburn University. He became one of the greatest linemen in War Eagle history. As a junior in 1958, he won the Outland Trophy as college football's finest lineman. He was All-American in 1958 and 1959. He was a starter on Auburn's 1957 National Championship football team. After graduation he played for the Baltimore Colts on two National Football League Championship teams and later for a short while for the New York Giants. He passed away on July 22, 2016.