Simpson Ollie "Skip" Brown, Jr.


From the moment that he stepped on the playing floor as a starter in his first game at Wake Forest, Skip Brown was one of the most popular and respected Demon Deacon basketball standouts of any era. Brown, who would go on to start every game he played in a Wake uniform, twice earned All-America recognition, first as a sophomore in 1975 then as a senior in 1977. He was a first team All-ACC pick both of those years as well.

On the school's career lists, Brown's name is included among the top 10 in 10 categories, including field goals made (first), assists (third), and scoring (fifth).

During his four seasons, he led the Deacs in scoring, field-goal and free-throw percentage and steals at least once. He is also the only player ever to lead Wake in assists in four years. Brown capped off an outstanding career by helping to lead the Deacons to their first NCAA bid in 15 years in 1977.

Brown was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 18, 1992.


Frank Christie


Only a few Wake Forest basketball players have started an ACC Tournament championship game, but Frank Christie did so three straight years from 1962 through 1964 as a member of those Bones McKinney-coached squads.

Christie became a starter midway through his sophomore year, a magical season in which the Deacons advanced to the Final Four. He went on to average in double figures as both a junior and senior, serving as co-captain of the 1964 team and leading that club in both scoring and field-goal percentage.

He was an All-ACC first-team pick as a senior and was named to the ACC All-Tournament team. For his career, Christie recorded exactly 1,000 points and exactly 600 rebounds, becoming one of only 23 Deacons in the 1,000 point/500 rebound club.

Christie also excelled for two years as a pitcher for Wake Forest, winning seven of eight decisions as a junior and senior. In 1963, he was 4-0 for Wake Forest's ACC Championship team.

When he agreed to come to Wake Forest, Christie was one of only three athletes in Ohio high school history to earn all-state honors in both basketball and football.

The 6-4 native of Marietta, Ohio, had been the quarterback on the 1959 All-America High School football team.

Christie was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 18, 1992.

He passed away at his home in King, N.C., on Oct. 20, 1992 following a brief illness. He was 50 years old.


Bill Hull


Bill Hull, once referred to by journalist Smith Barrier as the "Incredible Hull," was the first Atlantic Coast Conference athlete to start in both basketball and football (1960.) Hull started his basketball season for Bones McKinney just two days after the football team finished its campaign. Hull earned three varsity letter in football (1959-1961) and two in basketball (1961-1962).

Hull was on two ACC championship teams under McKinney.

As a senior in 1961, Hull earned All-ACC honors in football as an end and had a professional stint with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League the following year.

On the hardwood, he averaged 7.1 rebounds per game, a figure that remained in the Top 10 for several years after his graduation.

Hull was inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame on January 18, 1992.


James McDougald

Wake Forest's athletic history includes many highlights. But few memorable individual moments stand out as does that October afternoon in 1976 when a freshman running back in his first career start burst into prominence as a Demon Deacon. James McDougald's work that day against Clemson - 249 yards rushing on 45 carries - remains one of the greatest performances in Wake history.

McDougald went on to attain 16 school records for rushing and scoring. More than 30 years after his final game, he remains first in career rushing attempts (880), second in rushing touchdowns (30) and second in rushing yards (3,865).

He is one of five Deacons to earn first-team All-ACC honors in three seasons (1976, 1977, 1979) and the only Deacon ever to lead the team in rushing four straight seasons. His brilliant career reached a climax when, as a senior, he helped Wake Forest to a 1979 Tangerine Bowl bid. On a team of excellent players, McDougald was named the Most Valuable. He also received the prestigious Arnold Palmer Award as the school's top male athlete that year.

James McDougald was inducted into the Wake Forest University Sports Hall of Fame on January 18, 1992.

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