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2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: Joseph Johnson & Albert Family

August 25, 2017

Joseph Johnson – Graham High School – Class of 1975

Johnson helped the G-Men break a 10-game losing streak to the Beavers in his senior season. He picked up all-area honors and was named to the Southwest district team in his final two seasons, before being voted “Mr. Football” his senior season. Johnson played four years at Bluefield State College and earned a degree in criminal justice.

Albert Family – Bluefield High School

The Albert family’s involvement with Bluefield’s football program spans more than 50 years. Bill (1969), Randy (1976), David (1993), and Ryan (2006) shared the jersey number 54 for the Beavers. Bill was a member of the 1967 AAA State Championship team, while his brother Randy helped the Beavers to the state title in 1975. Bill’s son, David, helped his squad advance to the quarterfinals of the 1992 state playoffs. Randy’s son, Ryan, earned a AA State Championship ring in 2004 and is thought to be the only player in Bluefield history to start in four consecutive state title games. Often referred to as the “Four 54’s”, the Albert family has left their legacy on the Bluefield program.

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