Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame
DREW BUTLER
Hall of Fame Class 2018Peachtree Ridge High SchoolFootball
    • 2006 Kicker/Punter Georgia High School Association Football State Champion (AAAAA)
    • 2006 Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State Punter (AAAAA)
    • 2006 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Punter (AAAAA)
    • 2006 Georgia Coaches Association All-State Kicker & Punter (AAAAA)
    • 2009 Unanimous First Team All-American Punter while playing for the University of Georgia
    • 2009 Ray Guy Award Winner (Nation’s Best Punter)
    • 2009 First Team All-SEC Punter
    • Led National College Athletics Association in Gross & Net Punting Average
    • 2010 First Team Academic All-American Punter
    • 2010 Second Team All-American Punter
    • 2010 Second Team All-SEC Punter
    • 2010 Ray Guy Award Finalist (Nation’s Best Punter)
    • 2010 Named UGA’s Team of the Decade Punter
    • 2011 First Team Academic All American (Punter)
    • 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist (Nation’s Top Scholar-Athlete)
    • 2011 All-SEC Honorable Mention
    • 2011 Two-Time UGA Team Captain
    • 2011 All-Time Leader in Career Punting Average at UGA
    • 2011 One of seven players in UGA Football history to be named an Academic & Athletic First Team All-American.
    • 2011 One of eight players in UGA Football history to be voted a Unanimous First Team All-American
    • 2012 Started all 16 games during rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers
    • 2012 Longest punt in Heinz Field history (79 yards) for Pittsburgh Steelers
    • 2014 Led NFL in punts downed inside the 20 yard line while playing for the Arizona Cardinals.
    • 2014 NFL Playoffs for Arizona Cardinals
    • 2015 NFC West Champions (13-3) for Arizona Cardinals
    • 2015 NFC Championship Game for Arizona Cardinals

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Hall of Fame
DUSTIN KAWA
Hall of Fame Class 2015Shiloh High School, Class of 2000 Wrestling
    • Georgia record 7 straight youth state championships
    • Two-time AAU national champion
    • A three-time state champion at 171 pounds at Shiloh High School
    • State champion sophomore, junior and senior year
    • Compiled a four-year record in high school of 154-3
    • First from Georgia to win Senior National Tournament (1999)
    • Ranked No. 4 in the country at 189 by Wrestling USA magazine
    • Named Georgia Wrestler of the Year (1999)
    • Four-time NCAA qualifier at North Carolina State
    • NC State - finished second in the ACC Tournament (1999)
    • Won National Wrestling Coaches Association Tournament at 171 pounds (1999)
    • Posted a 23-9 record with three pins, six major decisions, and a technical fall, leading to ACC championship (2001)
    • Posted 18-4 record at 165 weight (2002 - 03)
    • Two-time ACC champion NC State
    • Established The Wrestling Academy in Gwinnett (2004)
    • Trains approximately 500 wrestlers per year

Hall of Fame
EDDIE MARTIN
Hall of Fame Class 2011Norcross High SchoolBasketball
    • Outstanding basketball player at Central Gwinnett HS
    • Holds single game total of 48 points at Central Gwinnett HS
    • Averaged 27.0 points at Central during the 1973-74 season
    • Gwinnett County Player of the Year 1974
    • Head coach of five Georgia state championship teams in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011, finished as state runner-up in 2005
    • USA Today, ranked a Martin team as the #2 high school basketball program in the nation
    • Team featured in ESPN national broadcast 2006, 2007, 2008
    • March 2008, Norcross team won a third consecutive state title, a milestone no team has met since 1938-1940
    • Has coached 40+ players that have gone on to play college ball
    • Has coached 3 players who are currently playing in the NBA
    • Recorded 600th career win, Feb. 2011
Longtime Gwinnett basketball coach, current Buford coach Eddie Martin announces retirement  

Longtime Gwinnett coach Eddie Martin joins Mill Creek boys basketball coaching staff  

Hall of Fame
ERIC SHANTEAU
Hall of Fame Class 2014Parkview High School Swimming
    • Parkview – 3x state team champions - 2000, 2001, 2002
    • Nine individual high school titles (including relays)
    • First male in history of USA Swimming Scholastic All-American program to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and win a national title
    • Auburn - 4x NCAA team champions and 4x SEC team champions (2002-2006)
    • World University Games, silver medalist, 400-meter individual medley - 2003
    • World University Games, gold medalist,  200-meter & 400 individual medley (first American to sweep these events at a world university games) – 2005
    • Set American Record in 100 and 200 breaststroke (both still standing) - 2009
    • US Olympic Summer Games  – 2008, 2012
    • 5x US National Champion
    • Broke world record, 400-meter medley relay (still standing) - 2009
    • Gold medalist US Olympic team, 400-meter relay team – 2012
    • Auburn University – 11x NCAA All-American
    • 2x World Champion

Hall of Fame
EZZARD CHARLES
Hall of Fame Class 2010Lawrenceville High SchoolBoxing
    • 42-0 amateur record with two Golden Gloves titles
    • Beat Archie Moore three times from 1946-1948
    • World heavyweight champion from 1949-1951
    • Won NBA Heavyweight title in 1949 vs. Jersey Joe Walcott
    • Won World Heavyweight crown in 1950 vs. Joe Louis
    • First and only boxer to last 15 rounds with Rocky Marciano
    • 1949 and 1950 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
    • Posted career record of 96-25-1 with 58 knockouts