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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Chad Jackson & Percy Coleman

October 20, 2017

From Hoover High School,  Chad Jackson

Chad played wide receiver for the Bucs from 1999-2002, he played on two state championship teams and was selected to the Parade Magazine All American team. Chad played football at the University of Florida from 2003-2006. Had played in the NFL for the New England Patriots and now resides in Birmingham and works at UAB West as a Surgical Assistant. Chad’s nephew, Javonne, is currently on the Buc varsity football team.

From Vestavia Hills High School, Percy Coleman

Percy played tailback three years in the Rivalry game against Hoover. As caption of the 1996 team, Percy lead Vestavia Hills to a 24-10 victory over Hoover and a 12-1 record that season. He went on to play four years at UAB and received his master’s degree in engineering. He now works as a Senior Engineer at Alabama Power Company. Percy lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

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