Clark Atlanta to induct six into Hall of FameOctober 5, 2001
ATLANTA, GA - … The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Athletics Booster Association will host its annual Hall of Fame Breakfast in the Henderson Student Center on the CAU Campus, Saturday October 6, 2001 at 8 a.m.. During the ceremony, five former CAU athletes and an outstanding alumnus will be inducted into the CAU Hall of Fame. Richard Bolton, III, Johnny L. Brown, Walter Pollard, Johnny F. Wilder, and Archie R. Wilson make up the 2001 induction class of former athletes.
Distinguished Alumnus Carl Ware will also be inducted as a “Friend of Athletics.”
Richard Bolton is a 1969 graduate of Clark College. While in attendance, Bolton excelled as a member of the Panther Football Team. In his final season, he was captain of the Panthers; selected to the All-City Team; and led the nation in interceptions.
Johnny Brown earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from Clark College in 1980. While in attendance, Brown excelled both academically and athletically. In addition to graduating with honors, in his senior year he also received the school’s Alfred Turk Award as the athlete with the highest grade point average.
Athletically, Brown was an outstanding baseball player. He lettered for four years in baseball while at Clark College. In his junior and senior years he was voted the team’s most valuable player and was named to the All-City Team. In 1980, he was selected to the All-SIAC Tournament Team.
Walter Pollard was a four-year letterman in football at Clark College. In addition to serving as team captain for the Panthers in 1980 and 1981, he was also selected as a member of the All-SIAC Team in 1979 and 1980.
Johnny Wilder earned his BA degree from Clark College. While in attendance, Wilder was a dual athlete who played football and ran track. On the gridiron he served as a co-captain of the team and in 1978 he had the most interceptions on the team and was named to the All-SIAC and All-City Teams.
Archie Wilson entered Clark College in 1961. For the next four years, he was a staple in the Panther football and track program. In track, Wilson was a four-year letterman. In 1964 he served as team co-captain and in 1965 he was team captain. For his performance in track, Wilson was named to the All-SIAC and All-City Track Teams.
Wilson’s performance in football was equally impressive. As a four-year letterman, Wilson is noted for playing several positions and was often referred to as the “60 Minute Man” because he played the entire game. In his senior year he served as co-captain of the team. He was also selected to the All-SIAC and All-City Teams.
Carl Ware is one of the most prominent graduates of CAU. While not an athlete during his matriculation at CAU, Ware’s tireless contribution and service to the university represent the basis for his selection into the CAU Hall of Fame.
In addition to serving on the university’s board of trustees, Ware has served as President of the Atlanta City Council (1976 to 1979) and chaired the 1990 Metropolitan Atlanta United Way Campaign that raised over $51 million for disadvantaged families in the Atlanta community. Ware is currently Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Administration for The Coca-Cola Company.