Three former Tar Heels — the ACC’s 1971 leader in total offense; the 1997 PGA Championship winner; and the only coach to win national championships at three different historically Black universities — are headed to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May.
The organization announced its 2019 class on Tuesday. Among the 12 inductees were three former UNC athletes: golfer Davis Love III, defensive lineman Rod Broadway and quarterback Paul Miller.
Love played at UNC from 1982 to 1985, scoring All-ACC and All-America honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. The Charlotte native helped lead North Carolina to back-to-back ACC titles in 1983 and 1984 and was also the 1984 ACC individual champion.
He’s since had a long and successful professional golf career. Love, 54, is the only golfer to win a PGA Tour event in each of the last four decades. With the 1997 PGA Championship, 2016 Ryder Cup and 21 total PGA Tours win under his belt, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. The Rams Club also named a men’s golf scholarship in his honor last January.
Broadway, a native of Oakboro, N.C., played defensive line for UNC from 1974 to 1977. He was an All-ACC selection in 1977, the year UNC went 8-3-1 under head coach Bill Dooley and finished with an ACC regular season title. Broadway’s legacy, though, was defined more by his coaching.