Class of 1982

Born: November 6, 1919 in Vincent, Alabama

Category: Media

Benny Marshall was a sports writer for the Birmingham News and Age-Herald for 25 years and was sports editor and columnist for 12 of those. In a period of 13 years, Marshall was voted Alabama Sports Writer of the Year 11 times and 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.