Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club, Inc.             P.O. Box 4353            Winston-Salem, NC  27115-4353
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           Talmadge “Tab” Thacker

        (Posthumous)

 

School:                     West Forsyth High School

Category:                 Player

Achievements:

                                         Wrestling

1979 – 1980              All City – County

                                  All Conference

                                  All Northwest

1980                         High School All American

                                  Jr. National Freestyle Champion (NC / USA)

                                  Jr. National All American

                                  Top 8 Wrestler in NC High School Record 126 – 3

*Note: Signed Wrestling Scholarship to NC State University, Won NCAA Heavyweight Title in 1984. After College he became an Actor and appeared in movies: “City Heat” with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, “Wildcats” with Goldie Hawn, “Police Academy 4 and 5”, and “Identity Crisis.

Died at the age of 45 from complications from diabetes.