Monday, February 20, 2017

Jeter's 'football journey' leads to CIAA Hall of Fame

RICHMOND, Virginia -- Golf is DeWayne Jeter's game now.

Check that.

Golf is his addiction.

If the temperature's above freezing, chances are he's strolling out of his home along the fifth hole at Kiln Creek and hitting some balls or playing a round.

Even Jeter's timeshares, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Massanutten, are geared toward golf. And at 78 he carries a single-digit handicap, so don't try to hustle him.

But the sport of Jeter's youth was football. It was football that took him from Duquesne High School near Pittsburgh to Virginia State University, and it's football taking him to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Hall of Fame.

Jeter and the other members of this year's class will be inducted Friday in Charlotte, N.C., in conjunction with the CIAA's renowned basketball tournament.


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