Former Richmond coach to be inducted into S.C. State Athletic Hall of Fame
Fred Jeter | 5/7/2020, 6 p.m.
Former Richmonder Benjamin “Benny” Blocker has been selected for induction into the South Carolina State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Blocker taught and coached football at Armstrong and Huguenot high schools between 1968 and 1972.
He also worked for the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation as a playground counselor and earned a master’s in elementary education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Mr. Blocker was a standout running back at South Carolina State and was drafted by the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. While at South Carolina State, he ran for a school one-game record of 250 yards against Fayetteville State University.
The induction banquet is scheduled for Sept. 11.