Two esteemed members of the Carolina Football Family will be among 12 inductees to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies Friday night in Raleigh.
Paul Miller, a quarterback and letterman from 1969-71, and Rod Broadway, who lettered at defensive tackle from 1974-77, will be enshrined. One other Tar Heel, golfer Davis Love III, will also be honored.
Broadway is an Oakboro native and anchored along with Dee Hardison the interior line of a defense in 1977 that allowed only 238 yards and 7.4 points a game. He was named first-team All-ACC that season. Broadway went on to have an outstanding 39-year football coaching career, the only coach to win national black college championships at three different schools. His teams won five national titles—one at Grambling State and two each at North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T. He posted a record 125-45 in 15 years as a head coach.
Miller had a stellar career as a three-sport star at Ayden High, starring on unbeaten football and basketball teams, before heading to Carolina, where he was a starting quarterback for Bill Dooley-coached teams. He led the ACC in total offense in 1971 as the Tar Heels were 9-3 and went to the Gator Bowl, earning both All-ACC and All-ACC Academic honors. He later earned his law degree from UNC and became highly successful in business.
The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Raleigh Convention Center. Banquet ticket information is available at www.ncshof.org or call 919-845-3455.
The N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, with 351 members, was established in 1963 and is located at the N.C. Museum of History.