High School: Albany High School (1969 - 1972).
College Attended: Auburn University (1975 - 1977).
Signed Football and Baseball Scholarship in 1972 while
at Albany High School.
Drafted by New York Mets in
Signed Full Baseball Scholarship with Auburn
Univeristy in 1974.
Won the Triple Crown his Senior
Year in 1976 at Auburn University.
Set RBI record in
1976 at Auburn University while batting .383 with 10
Led Auburn to the 1976 SEC Championship
(Batting 7 for 8 in a final double header).
Auburn to the 1976 Southern Regional win over Florida
Led Auburn to the College World Series in
Hit 2 home runs in the College World
Selected as First Team ALL SEC THIRD BASEMAN.
Selected as Second Team ALL SOUTH AMERICAN.
and signed with Pittsburg Pirates in 1976.
to New York Penn ALL STAR TEAM (1st Team).
with Atlanta in 1977.
Ben Lockett Jr.
College Attended: University of Texas and graduated from
Southwest Texas State College in 1969.
Served in the
Served in the U.S. Secret Service for 27
years (retired in 1996).
Served as Assistant Director
of Security at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and
Power Lifting from the age of 18 to
Set Louisiana High School Olympic Lifting record
at the age of 19 in the 181lbs class in overhead press
(220 lbs), snatch (210 lbs) and clean & jerk (280 lbs)
and total 710 lb.
Won Louisiana High School State
Championship two consecutive years (1960 & 1961).
Voted Outstanding High School Lifter in Louisana in the
181 lbs. class.
Competed in 55 Olympic competitions.
Set High School and teenage records in the press,
snatch, clean & jerk.
Set a Junior Olympic Press
record at University of Texas of 250 lbs in 181 lbs.
Won the National Collegiate 181lbs
Championship in 1961.
Won the Southeastern U.S.,
Southwestern U.S., and Gulf Coast Championships in 198
lbs. class in 1962 and 1963.
Won the West Coast
Championship in 1962.
Won the East & West Open
Olympic Lifting Championship and the Armed Forces
Championship in 1963 and in 1965.
Championship in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C.
and Virginia in 1963, 1964 and 1965.
Won 81 meets
including 2 national titles.
Set 37 state records, 27
regional records, 14 national records and one world
Set 4 National Records in Jacksonville,
FLorida at the National Police Olympics in 1979.
Georgia State Powerlifting Championship in Atlanta,
Georgia in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.
Georgia Ironman Championship in Albany, Georgia in 1978,
1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982.
Won Albany State
Championship in 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980.
Turner Gym Championship in Albany, Georgia in 1977,
1978, 1979 and 1980.
Won YMCA Championship in Albany,
Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Shreveport, Louisiana;
Monroe, Louisiana in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and
Georgia Ironman Powerlifting Championship in
Albany, Georgia in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983,
1987, 1988 and 1989.
Edwin Willis Sr.
School Attended: Monroe High School (1969 - 1970);
Albany High School (1971). College Attended: Albany
State University (1972- 1973).
Won 1-AAA Sub-Region
High Jump at Monroe High School 1969 & 1970.
secon 1-AAA Sub-Region in Long Jump in 1970.
Sub-Region in High Jump at Albany High School in 1971.
Won Sub-Regional in 2nd Long Jump at Albany High School
Placed 2nd in the mile run.
Albany State University on a Track & Field and Football
Won over 120 karate awards.
100 running awards (5k, 10k, 12.5k and 26.2 ml) •
Established Community Police Office at Phoebe Putney
Played two years of
semi-professional football for the Albany Vikings.
Carried Olympic Torch in 1996 on run through Dougherty
5th Degree Black Belt in Karate.
14th in the World in 1984 by the World Karate
Kickboxing Record was 13-1-0.
as State of Georgia Champion in "Super-Middleweight" and
Light Heavyweight" class in kickboxing.
Albany Sports Hall of Fame -
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