Former University of Georgia quarterback Buck Belue and former Georgia gymnast Heather Stepp (now McCormick) have been named as members of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Belue is a former Georgia baseball and football letterman who quarterbacked the Bulldogs football team to the 1980 consensus national championship and was named the 1982 Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year.
Belue played at Georgia from 1978-81 after a prep career at Valdosta High that saw him named a Parade All-American, serve as a four-year starting quarterback and win a state baseball championship. Belue is co-host of the Buck and Kincade radio show that airs weekday afternoons on 680 The Fan.
McCormick, who competed at Georgia as Heather Stepp, won back-to-back NCAA vault titles in 1992-93 while leading the Gym Dogs to the 1993 team championship. She scored a perfect 10 in each of the sport’s four events and was named the recepient of the 1992 Honda Inspiration Award recipient, which is given annually to the top female athlete in each of the NCAA-sanctioned sports.
The other five inductees are:
— Atlanta Braves broadcast announcer Skip Caray.
— Former NBA star Horace Grant, of Augusta and Hancock Central High.
— Former high school basketball coach J.B. Hawkins, who amassed 1,073 victories from 1948 until retirement at 1980. He coached at Bowdoin and Crawford County high schools, won a 1969 state title with Crawford County and was a seven-time state coach of the year.
— Professional golfer Davis Love III of Brunswick. Love, a former Georgia Tech golfer, has won 20 PGA Tour events, including the 1997 PGA Championship and 1992 and 2003 Players Championships. He was runner-up at the 1995 and 1999 Masters and is the captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
— Former Georgia Tech and Philadelphia Eagles player Reggie Wilkes, who went to Atlanta’s Southwest High and played in Super Bowl XV.