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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sam Bartholomew to be Inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

D1 would like to congratulate Sam Bartholomew, father of D1 founder Will Bartholomew, on the recent announcement that he will become a Lifetime Achievement inductee into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on February 20th. A Kingsport, TN native, Bartholomew was an All-State selection his senior year and led Dobyns-Bennett High School to two state football championships. He was recruited by Coach Paul Dietzel to play at the United States Military Academy and was Captain of the first Army team to play in Neyland Stadium in 1965. His highlights include: founding member and director of the Nashville Sports Council and the Music City Bowl; President and Board member of the TSHF for 12 years; Board member Middle Tennessee Football Foundation; and Tennessee NFL Committee. Instrumental in bringing the Titans to Tennessee, he chaired the "Just Build It' Committee raising over $100 million in suite sales essential in getting the Houston Oilers to Nashville. Congratulations on this great acheivement!!

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