Monday, December 7, 2009

Vote for Hudgins - TWICE!

The News and Observer needs help finding their Triangle Area Athlete of the Deacde - for high school, college and the pros - male or female.

In my mind, former Rocky Mount High star athlete Terrell Hudgins could possibly win this thing in two categories. He was the N&O's Male HS Athlete of the Year in 2005, and he was the NCHSAA's Male Athlete of the Year the same year.

And unless you have been under a rock, you have to know about Hudgins' record-breaking pass catching exploits in his four years at Elon.

So if you go to and put his name in the high school and college fields, perhaps he will have a better chance of winning these votes! Vote as much as you like for Terrell Hudgins! Deadline is Dec. 11 for the nominees, then after that, should Hudgins make the list - vote for him until the end of the year.

Below is the text of their request for voting from the N&O's website:

The possibilities range from Dustin Ackley to Brian Zoubek, but The News&Observer sports department needs your help to find the one and only area athlete of the decade. Your choice can be male or female and from any sport at any level of competition. The only limitations are time and area.

We're looking for someone who participated from 2000 through 2009 and competed in the general Triangle area, which we can expand to include East Carolina and Wake Forest candidates.

Obviously, this is a big-tent project. The winner could come from high school, college or the pros and from sports that cover the gamut from land, water or ice.

We'll do the counting and announce the results, but the most important part of the process is up to you the reader. Give the matter some thought and then enter your choices below. We'll accept submissions until December 11.

In case you need a refresher of his college and HS careers, here is some background info:

NCAA Records
• 207 - combined receptions in one season (FCS record with former teammate Michael Mayers in 2007)
• 395 - career receptions (all NCAA Division I record)
• 123 - receptions in a season (done in 2009; FCS record)
• 8.8 - career receptions per game (FCS record)
• 5,250 - career receiving yards (all NCAA Division I record)
• 116.7 - career average yards gained receiving per game (FCS record)
• 28 - career games gaining 100 or more yards receiving (all NCAA Division I record)
• 1.2 - career touchdown passes caught per game (ties FCS record)
• 34 - career games with a touchdown catch (FCS record)
• 4 - career 1,000-yard receiving seasons (all NCAA Division I record)
SoCon Records
• 10 - games in a season with 100 or more receiving yards (done in 2009)
• 5 - consecutive games with 100 or more receiving yards (done once in 2006 and twice in 2009)
• 2,538 - combined receiving yards in a season (with former teammate Michael Mayers in 2007)
• 3 - career 200 or more receiving yard games (tied)
• 52 - career receiving touchdowns
• 1,633 - receiving yards in a season (done in 2009) Elon Records
• 16 - receptions in a game (vs. Liberty and at Furman in 2007; at Furman in 2009)
• 4 - touchdown receptions in a game (vs. Liberty in 2007)
• 18 - touchdown receptions in a season (2007)

High School Resume

Played varsity football, basketball and baseball at RMHS. 2005 NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year.


A three-year starter, Hudgins passed for 1,687 yds. (78-174) and 22 touchdowns (only five interceptions) … Rushed for 393 yds. and 14 touchdowns ... Led Rocky Mount to its first Big East 4-A Conference title since 1990. He helped the Gryphons to a 12-1 record – at the time - tied for most wins in school history. He led Rocky Mount to three straight playoff appearances – prior to 2006, it was the first such occurrence at Rocky Mount since 1977-79 … Set school records for career passing (5,524), touchdown passes (61), touchdown responsibility (77) … Helped the 2004 Rocky Mount squad set school records for scoring (534) and total yards (4,687).

2004 Big East Conference Player of the Year
2004 Rocky Mount Telegram Offensive Player of the Year
Member of 2004 4-A All-State Team
Played for the East in the 2005 N.C. Oasis Shrine East-West All-Star Game


A two-year starter at forward, Hudgins led the Big East Conference in scoring (20.6) and rebounding (12.0) this past winter as Rocky Mount finished second in the Big East and recorded a 17-9 record (second-round loss to Millbrook) … Also led Gryphons in field goal percentage (.688), steals (52) and blocked shots (32)… Scored a career-high 32 points against Southeast Raleigh… Scored 944 points in just two seasons as a Gryphon for fifth place on the all-time Rocky Mount scoring list – behind Phil Ford (2,079), Tashawn Mabry (1,899), Buck Williams (1,440), George McClain (1,209) and Larry Lucas (1,056)

2005 Big East Player of the Year
Big East All-Conference performer (2004, 2005)
2005 Rocky Mount Telegram Player of the Year
Honorable mention All-State 4-A Team


An All-Big East Conference player in 2004, Hudgins played third base, first base and pitched. He helped Rocky Mount to a 15-6 record this season - up from a 10-14 campaign the previous spring. He batted .387 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, 21 RBI and 22 runs scored. On the mound, the right-hander was 4-3 with a 2.49 ERA.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I'll make sure to vote for Hudgins instead of J.J. Redick, Tyler Hansbrough, etc. in the college field and John Wall, Reggie Bullock, etc. in the high school field...

Completely ignorant....

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