Who are the greatest athletes from Richmond? Are Russell Wilson and Justin Verlander on the list? How about Queen Harrison and Moses Malone? That’s the question the RTD Sports Team has put to the test - and they have answers. (We’ll go ahead and tell you that Arthur Ashe made the cut.)
Some of the legends on our list have had professional sports careers after being standout student athletes when they played for high schools such as Collegiate, Goochland, Meadowbrook and many more. Our legendary athletes have played basketball, football, volleyball and many other sports. They’ve driven for NASCAR, they’ve climbed mountains and they’ve represented our country in the Olympics.
The evening event will be hosted by RTD Sports Editor Michael Phillips and High School Sports Reporter Eric Kolenich. You’ll enjoy socializing with the legendary athletes in attendance; enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres; and hear from two vibrant speakers well-known to Richmonders.
Mike London, William & Mary head football coach
A familiar face to football fans in the region, Coach Mike London is the former head coach at University of Virginia and Howard University. In 2008, he won a National Championship as the head coach at the University of Richmond.
Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts tight end
Mo Allie-Cox is no stranger to Richmond. He’s known for his years playing for the VCU men’s basketball team when you could hear fans chant, “Mo says no,” when he made a big defensive play. More recently, he’s gained notoriety as a tight end for the Indianapolis Colts where his touchdown catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars was the game-winning score in week 10 of the 2018 regular season.