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D.L. Claborn had a strong passion for the sport of football, especially in the state of Georgia and the southeast region. He was a high school referee for 26 years before moving on to officiating college football in the Southeastern Conference. D.L. worked the Liberty, Sugar, Orange, and Peach Bowl(s). He continued officiating college games for 20 years. D.L., ever the volunteer, was involved with the Atlanta Touchdown Club since 1957, serving as the club’s President in 1974. He was the first winner of the prestigious I.M. Sheffield award for his many contributions to the Club which including serving as a member of the Executive Committee since 1970. In 1993, D.L. took over the Touchdown Club as Executive Director, re-building it into one of the finest in the nation. 

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Atlanta-native Mike Mitchell played basketball at Luther Judson Price High School before going on to play college ball at Auburn University. He was a four-time All-SEC selection and was named a second-team All American his senior season. At the time of his leaving Auburn, Mike was the school’s all-time leader in scoring (2,123 points) and rebounding (996). His four-year career at Auburn from 1974-78, garnered three first team All-SEC distinctions. Mike was selected in the 1978 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers where he became an All-Star in 1981, averaging 24.5 points per game. He was then traded to the San Antonio Spurs where he played the majority of his career. His number 30 jersey was retired at Auburn in January 2013. He joined the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 and in 2019, he was named an SEC Legend.

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