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Another Hall Of Fame For Ozzie Newsome
The Alabama version of the "Wizard of Oz" was not a fictionalized character lifted from the pages of a book or a mythological movie screen figure. He is a genuine sports hero hailing from Muscle Shoals, the largest city in the Northwestern county. Ozzie Newsome was the given name listed in the program and revered by the entire state. The exploits of the Colbert County (in Leighton) scholastic star was celebrated on Wednesday evening. Newsome was enshrined by the National High School Hall of Fame at the 32nd Annual Induction Ceremony held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Mass. The banquet was in conjunction with the 95th Summer Meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations. Before he was an All-America at Alabama and inducted into both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, Ozzie Newsome was a three-sport high school star. Newsome led the basketball team to the 3A Championship in March of 1972 as a sophomore and earned all-state honors averaging...
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