|Antoine Bethea has been selected to the MEAC Hall of Fame. (Daily Press photo)|
Justin Durant and Antoine Bethea played for rival teams during their college days, but now both will become members of the same team: The MEAC Hall of Fame. The current NFL stars headline a star-studded class that also includes former MLB star Marquis Grissom.
Both players starred for the MEAC in the mid-2000s. Durant was a tackling machine as a part of a Hampton team that won three-straight conference titles. Bethea was a hard tackling, ball-hawking safety for Howard.
Grissom played at FAMU during the mid-80s before embarking on a successful pro career that would last more than 15 years. The two-time All Star and four-time Gold Glove winner was the 1997 ALCS MVP with the Cleveland Indians.
Rounding out the 2015 class are former Howard volleyball star Breshawn N. Harris and former UMES AD Dr. Hallie Gregory.
The new class will also be recognized during the 2015 MEAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 9-15 at Norfolk Scope Arena.