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Class of 2022

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Willie Douglas

At ORHS – A 3 sport athlete during his Pioneer career, lettering in Football, Basketball and Track.  In Football, he was a 2-year starter at Defensive Back and helped ORHS go on to a undefeated Metro Conference Championship, as well as a District and Region title – earning All-Metro honors.  In Basketball, he was a 2-year starter at the point guard position, earning All-Metro honors as a Junior.  His senior season, he again earned All-Metro honors, along with earning the Oak Ridge MVP & lead OR to the District Championship game.  We also lettered in Track and Field as a junior.

Post HS – Went on to play at Heritage Christian College, where he was the second leading scorer in the nation for small colleges at 30.4 points per game.

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Elizabeth Hickman

At ORHS – A 2 sport athlete, lettering in Basketball and Softball during her time as a Pioneer.  In Basketball, she was one of the great stars in the long history of basketball at ORHS.  She was 3-year starter at the point guard position, where she helped lead the first ever Girls basketball team at ORHS in 1974.  That team finished undefeated on the season (12-0) and went on to win the Metro Conference Championship – as girls’ basketball was not an official Florida HS sanctioned sport at the time. She earned All-Metro honors and finished as one of the top scorers in Central Florida. In Softball, she played shortstop, and earned All-Metro honors.  She was a member of the District and Regional Championship teams (first softball team in OR history to win District/Region) – led by Oak Ridge Hall of Fame coach Carl Dragstedt.  She went on to win the team MVP in her Senior season.  She also served as team manager of the 1976 Volleyball team that went on to win the Metro Conference Championship.

Post HS – Went on to graduate from the University of Florida, and practiced law for 25 years in the Orlando area.  She went back to school to earn a degree in Nursing and now teaches Medical-Surgical Nursing in a local school.

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Vincent Smith

At ORHS – A 2-sport athlete for the Pioneers while lettering in Football & Track.  In Football, he earned All-Metro honors twice at the Defensive Back position.  On the track, he was the member of 2 Pioneer track teams that swept Metro, District, and Region championships – while moving on to win back-to-back State Championships his junior and senior seasons.  He earned All-Metro, District, Region and State honors as part of the #6 All-time 4x100, and #2 4x200 relay teams.  He was also a member of the school record setting Mile Medley Relay team in 1981. He still ranks #3 All-Time for his 200 Meter Relay Split (21.0), and #7 All-Time in the 330 yd Dash (36.0).  He earned All-American honors as a member of the Sprint Medley relay team.

Post HS – Received a Football scholarship to Edinboro University.  Went on to become an 18-year veteran in Law Enforcement and began competing in powerlifting.  During that time, he became a 5-time law enforcement Olympic champion in the unlimited class, in 2007 competed at the pro level in powerlifting – as he went on to compete in State, National and World Championships.

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Erick Hawkins

At ORHS – Earned 6 letters in 2 sports at Oak Ridge: Football & Track.  In Football, he won the MVP award for the JV team.  As a junior, he played Quarterback, as his team finished 8-3 on the season. In his Senior season, he was named the starting QB, and earned the Burger King Coaches Award for his play.  On the track, he was a 2-time Metro Conference Champion in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.  He was only the second athlete in school history to sweep the hurdles at the Metro Conference Meet in school history.  He also completed in the Long Jump, on his way to earning All-Metro honors in 1991. He also won the Dr. Robert Parsons Most Improved Athlete as a senior.

Post HS – Received a full scholarship to Florida A&M for football.  He played multiple positions which included quarterback, defensive back and kickoff return. He went on to lead the Rattlers to the MEAC Championship in 1995.  Upon graduation, he came back to Oak Ridge High School to teach and coach football and track and field.  As a coach for the Pioneers, he coached numerous All-State athletes in both sports, including 3 OR Athletic Hall of Famers.  In 2003, he helped coach the Pioneers to its first Football playoff berth in 20 years with an 8-2 regular season record. He also served as the head track and field coach for 2 years (2002-2004).

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Reggie Glover

At ORHS – 2-sport athlete during his time at Oak Ridge, earning 7 varsity letters in Football and Track.  On the football field, he was a 2-year starter at the Defensive Back position and Special Teams.  On the track, Glover earned All-Metro, District, Region and State honors.  He was named a High School All-American for his leg on 4x800 relay. He ranks #4 All time in the 400 Meter Dash, #8 in the 300 Meter Dash, and #10 in the 400 Meter Hurdles. He was a member of 2 school record relay teams – 4x400, and 4x800 -as well as the #5 all-time 4x100 team.  He was the recipient of the Huey Leonard Coaches Achievement Award as a senior – as well as being named to the All-Central Florida team.

Post HS – Received a full track and field scholarship to Florida State University where he earned All-ACC honors 3 times for the Seminoles.

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Johnta Griffin

At ORHS – A 2-sport athlete at Oak Ridge, he excelled in Basketball & Track.  As a member of the Basketball team, he earned 3 varsity letters. A member of District, and Regional championship basketball teams that reached the state Final Four in 2001.  He earned All-Tourney honors in the 2001 Winter Park Rotary in his junior season. As a senior, he was named the MVP of the Deland Rotary Tournament and won the Slam Dunk title at the Senior Showcase All-Star game.  He went on to earn in All-Metro honors, as well as participate in the Slam Dunk session of the Florida-Georgia All Star game. Won the ORHS Male Athlete of the Year both his junior and senior years. In Track, he earned All-Metro honors throughout his career, and was a All-County selection while going on to sweep the Metro (East), District and Region titles in the triple jump.  He finished 3rd in the Triple Jump in the State Championship as a Senior. A member of the 2001 District Champion, and Metro (East) Championships teams.  He ranks #3 all-time in school history in the Triple Jump, #12 in the Long Jump, as well as a member of the #13 all-time 4x100 team. A 2-Time Recipient of the Dr. Robert Parsons Most Improved Athlete Award.

Post HS – Earned a track scholarship to Florida A&M University where he earned All-MEAC honors in the Triple Jump and helping FAMU win 3 MEAC Conference Championships (2 indoor,1 outdoor).  Transferred to Florida State and earned All-ACC honors 4 times during his career in the Long Jump, Triple Jump and 100 meters.  He was a member of 4 ACC Championship teams, as well as the 2006 National Championship track team – the first in school history.  Went on to compete as a professional for Shore Athletic Club and was a 4-time USA National Championship qualifier in the Long Jump.

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