NFL Stars Ed Reed, Bryant McKinnie Headline UM Hall of Fame Induction Class

Olympic hurdler, first UM African-American footballer, renowned tennis coach, and women's basketbal star are among others to be honored.

Coral Gables (October 10, 2011) — NFL Stars Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie headline the 2012 induction class of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. Women’s tennis coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews and UM’s first African-American football player, Ray Bellamy, have also been selected for enshrinement, as have All-American pitcher Robbie Morrison, Olympic hurdler Patrina Allen, basketball star Desma Thomas Bateast, and All-American lineman Rich Mercier.

The 2012 class will be officially inducted at the 44th Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Miami’s Jungle Island. For ticket information, go to or call 305-284-2775.

For complete bios on the 2012 Class, click here.

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