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E.J. Junior To Be Inducted To ASHOF

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The former Alabama lineman E.J. Junior will be one of eight to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

A native of Salisbury, N.C., Junior played collegiately at the University of Alabama.  He was a consensus All-American selection in 1980.  He was a three time All-SEC selection and was named SEC Lineman of the Year by both the Atlanta Touchdown Club and the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club.  He was also a finalist for the Lombardi Trophy his senior year.  He helped lead Alabama to two National Championships in 1978 and 1979.

He was the fourth overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was an All-Pro two consecutive years with the Cardinals (1984 & 1985).  He also played for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks.  He played 13 years in the NFL.  He has coached on both the collegiate and professional levels; and is presently the Head Coach at Central State University.

Other members of the ASHOF Class of 2012 include: Artis Gilmore (basketball), Bryan Kirkland (paralympian), Mal Moore (coaching), Charley Pell (coaching), Andre Tippett (football), Steve Wallace (football), and Dan Washburn (administrator).

For ticket information to the May12th Induction Banquet at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, call the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at 205-323-6665.

Courtesy ASHOF Media Relations