From staff reports
Former linebacker Mickey Paige was one of five athletes selected to be inducted into the upcoming Liberty University athletics Hall of Fame in September.
Paige is joined by Renard Brown (baseball), Johnnie Engelhardt (men’s cross country/track & field), Steve Isaacs (men’s basketball) and Sharon (Wilkerson) Emory (women’s basketball).
Paige shined on the gridiron at Rustburg High School and became LU’s first Division I football All-American.
He is one of two players in program history to record more than 400 career tackles, finishing with 427 stops. He was a two-time All-America, garnering first-team accolades in 1987 and third-team honors in 1988 from Football Gazette.
Brown helped lead the baseball team to the NAIA World Series in 1981 and garnered NAIA All-America honorable mention honors. His .376 career batting average is second in program history.
Isaacs helped the men’s basketball program win the 1980 NCCAA national championship, and he ranks fifth in program history with 1,777 career points and first with 1,130 career rebounds.
Engelhardt was Liberty’s first NCAA Division II men’s cross country All-American, and Emory was the 2000 Big South Conference player of the year.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 13, the day before the football program hosts Buffalo at Williams Stadium.