Best Athlete To Come From Knox County
hurdy gurdy man

Kittanning, PA

#41 Nov 7, 2009
i just read this list and didn't see anyone mention mark canady, are you kidding me? people mentioned tony patterson (yeah, way to be tall, good job)and i thought i was hallucinating when i read the name rex allen, that had to be a joke, mark canady has to be listed in this conversation, i once saw him return a kickoff for a 102 yds and only seven seconds had ticked off the clock...
poker face

Mount Vernon, KY

#42 Nov 7, 2009
Wayne Bruner, Scott Martin, Randy Martin were the real deal in baseball at KCHS in the 70's. Who can forget the late Mark Canady who started at EKU as a sophomore? We have a multitude of talent in this county. Greg Phillips was a very talented all around athlete for KC last year. He won the pole vault at state and was a game breaker in football. Football, basketball and baseball currently has some very talented kids at KCHS
Dogtown

United States

#43 Nov 7, 2009
As far as golf, I don't know who would possibly list Jeremy Smith in the same catagory with Kevin Lawson. Kevin has won at least 30 -35 Tournaments over the past 15 years.Jeremy don't even attempt to play at Kevin's level.
Here ya Go

London, KY

#44 Nov 7, 2009
OK, whoever said Wayne Bruner and the Martin Brothers in Baseball was right. I can't believe you all didn't mention Bobby McWilliams, or Xavier Gregory who was the best in track from this county ever.
Amy E

Liberty, KY

#45 Nov 8, 2009
My husband Rick Elliott graduated in 1984, He played football at Central 4 years, and played one season at Morehead State. He was 1989 and 1990 Michigan golden Gloves Champ, compling a 68-8 record as an amateur and had a 22-3 record as a proffessional boxer. He was never famous or anything but he is in his 40's and is still very athletic
abc

Somerset, KY

#46 Nov 8, 2009
Amy E wrote:
My husband Rick Elliott graduated in 1984, He played football at Central 4 years, and played one season at Morehead State. He was 1989 and 1990 Michigan golden Gloves Champ, compling a 68-8 record as an amateur and had a 22-3 record as a proffessional boxer. He was never famous or anything but he is in his 40's and is still very athletic
lol
jay

Flemingsburg, KY

#47 Nov 8, 2009
unknown wrote:
chris mills from central played point guard and was heck of a baseball players
haha so many more good players before chris mills...
Well

United States

#48 Nov 8, 2009
Wigging out wrote:
I was just getting everyone's opinion on Knox Countys' best athlete.
This board ain't for someone who thinks there the shit to throw there name in.
Just to get this started I will throw a few names out.
Chris Logan(This boy never let his name get known to much, but he could run like a deer)
Kyle Hammons a.k.a the HULK boy benches 375, weighs 250+ an can get rim. He is doing something right.
Brian A. Smith- This boy is an all around player. He played foot ball in his high school years. He is faster then lighting, can jump like a deer, and is a fucking beast. He don't look like much, but you don't wanna throw down with him.
Anymore names. Lets get your alls' opinion. Come on Knox County.
Never heard of any of these guys. If your going to start a post then you need to know people who has came out of knox county not people your age. They have been a few people that went on to play at respectable colleges. I haven't heard of these guys so I'm sure they aren't college players just some people you think are good.
KCfan

Dyer, TN

#49 Nov 8, 2009
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
WHO?
Who is Bill Barrett, Get Real. Bill Barrett was one of the best all-around athletes in knox county, and now his son Bill has stepped into his shoes and is filling them very nicely. Just watch some of KC's football and basketball games, you'll see that Bill Barrett who is just a junior this year will exceed even his dad's playing.
the HooDooGuru

Brodhead, KY

#50 Nov 8, 2009
Rodney Bullock lol "the dunking from free throw line guru"
tbox

London, KY

#51 Nov 8, 2009
ih the old times what about doug logan still point leader at union and in there hall of fame, and mylow griffen football and basketball and track not many could match him
lillover

London, KY

#52 Nov 8, 2009
what would I know wrote:
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Oliver White
i think the best was richard brandstutter her was the beat
tunnel vision

London, KY

#53 Nov 8, 2009
Bruner, the Martin's, Scott Roark, a qb from the 70's who was SEKY Player of the Year in 78. Back then there wasn't the rows and rows of daddy coaches standing on the sidelines predicting an NBA,NFL or MLB career back then. The Martin boys were legitimate D1 prospects, Scott was recruited by Alabama , Florida as well as UK and EKU. Sadly, he was a poor student and did not attend college. Jim Hall played football for a year at U.K, Greg Bargo LHP was drafted and played professional baseball in the minors. Mark Canady was a standout student athlete. Jeffrey Canady,fr. footballer seems to have the skills and plays at another level. He is a freshman. His father and mother keep him focused on athletics and instill a work ethic that is matched by few athletes at KCHS. I know of many fathers who stand on the sidelines and predict greatness and D1 schools for their kids, but seem to not understand what it takes not only athletically but academically. Canady has both areas covered. His dad and mom keep him grounded.
Dadster

Logan, WV

#54 Nov 8, 2009
What about Tommy Mills?
picklemeister

London, KY

#55 Nov 8, 2009
All of the athletes mentioned were good ball players. Tommy Smith, AD at KCHS needs to be mentioned. He participated in the Olympic Trials and barely missed a spot on the 80 team. He won the state in his Jr. and Sr. year and won the Bluegrass 10,000. Lets try to get behind our kids that are in school now and stress both academics and athletics. There are 400 ex-star athletes in Knox County who did well on the field. My hope is that there will be a shift to people caring about academics and a priority and importance is placed on what is really important-academics.
OMG

Fairborn, OH

#56 Nov 8, 2009
BvilleBeech wrote:
Patrick Smith a.k.a. The Moose
You have got to be kidding? I'd say he put this one on here himself. ahhahahha I LOOOOOVEEEEEEE BASKKKKKETTTTTTBALLLLLLLLLLLLL LLL bahahahhahahaha
dash

Manchester, KY

#57 Nov 9, 2009
What about Robert Wyatt, he played football at Lay Elementary.
wooo Ric Flair

London, KY

#58 Nov 9, 2009
Robert is a athlete turned politician-Riche Farmer?
Baller

Dyer, TN

#59 Nov 9, 2009
Them Warren boys was pretty good athletes.Played ball with them some.
bvillegirl

Dyer, TN

#60 Nov 9, 2009
I remember Bill Barrett, he was the hottest guy in high school. And he really was a great ball player. My daughter goes to school with his son Bill and she says he's even better looking than his dad, but he has a girlfriend. I have seen Bill's son play and agree that he is as good or better than his dad.

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