Wilkinson High Football Team, 1951: Pictured above is the Wilkinson High School football team from 1951. Note the uniform style of that era with no face masks and smaller amounts of padding. Left to Right: First Row: Linnaeus Dorman, James Boyd, Alex Gardner, Herman McKenzie, James Frazier, Marion Saylor. Second Row: Leroy Saylor, Richard Frazier, Willie Funchess, John Moss, Donald Zeigler, Leroy McDonald, Willie Wallace, George Whaley, James Player. Third Row: James Moses, James Walker, Samuel Gavin, Charles Jamison, Robert Lawrence, Charles Johnson, Eugene Guest, Henry Middleton, Robert Evans, Allen Miller, McClinton Jackson, Willie Green, Alfonza Evans. Alex Gardner received further acclaim as an outstanding football player at S.C. State University and also played professionally on the AFL Oakland Raiders football team. In 1998 he was elected to the S.C. State Athletic Hall of Fame.