Earl AcuffEarl Acuff | Asheville, North Carolina (deceased: 7-24-1918 to 2-13-2013)

(Amateur Athlete, Inducted 1999)

Since his first career win — in the Men’s 60+ division in 1984 — Earl Acuff had medaled 34 times at major national and world senior events, and walked away with the gold at 20 of them. In the year preceding his induction, Earl was a double-gold winner in Men’s 75+, earned his seventh U.S. national doubles title, matching the singles victory he had earned that spring. His 1998 men’s 80+ world title and three other world seniors crowns combine to present quite a distinquished, 16-year career for Earl Acuff.