FAMU Sports Hall of Fame to induct six in 2011
9/2/2011, 11:21 a.m.
Winner of two Orange Blossom Classic Golden Helmet Awards in 1976 and 1977 and two scholarship awards in 1975 and 1977, Hawkins also captured all-conference honors from the SIAC in 1976 and 1977.
Shaunta Pelham (1997-2002) was one of the best female track and field athletes ever to wear the FAMU orange and green. A Tallahassee native and Florida high school state record holder in the 200 meters from Lincoln High School, Pelham was selected as Big Bend Athlete of the Year with academic honors. She was honored as the MEAC Outstanding Female Performer in 1999 and selected as the Most Valuable Sprinter and Most Outstanding Female Athlete for the Rattlers in 2000 and 2002.
An NCAA two-time All-American in the 100 meters and 200 meters, Pelham competed in both the USA Outdoor Championships and the Olympic Trials (2003 and 2004). As a member of USA Blue, Pelham's 4x200 meter relay team won the Penn Relays championship event and placed third in the 4x100 meter relay event in 2004.
Felix "Lemon" Williams (1971-74) was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Rattlers, from 1972 to 1974. He was honored as team captain in 1974. Williams was a two-time All-SIAC selection in 1973 and 1974, garnering Kodak Division II All-America honors in 1974. He was a three-sport letter winner (basketball, football and track) at Miami Central High School and was an All-City and All-State performer in football.