The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

May 1, 2013

Bryant to be inducted into Hall of Fame Thursday


TARBORO — For all of his accomplishments during his football career, Tarboro native, Kelvin Bryant will be inducted into the 50th Class of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame 7 p.m. Thursday at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. Bryant is among 11 former players and coaches that are to be inducted.

Each player is asked to donate a special item from their career to be placed in the N.C. Museum of History. Bryant did not reveal what item he would donate.  

Bryant wore jersey No. 44 most of his career with the exception of his stint with the Redskins in which he don on No. 24.

Bryant was a dominating running back who used his speed and quickness to overwhelm his opponents.

Bryant began his great career in Tarboro where he played for the Tarboro Vikings. After high school, he signed with the UNC Tar Heels where he became one the school's greatest running backs. After Bryant's stellar college career, he became a star in the USFL for the champion Baltimore Stars, where he was named Most Valuable Player in 1983. After the USFL folded, he signed with the Washington Redskins and was a part of the team that won Super Bowl XVII.

A prelude to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be a Gala Reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the N.C. Museum of History.

Limited tickets are available to the induction ceremony and peoples wishing to attend should contact Don Fish at (919) 845-3455. When purchasing tickets for the banquet dinner, notify officials if you would like to be seated in Bryant's guest section.