Western's Baber elected to VHSL Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Football took Billy Baber from Western Albemarle High School to the University of Virginia, and eventually to the NFL. Now it's taking Baber into the VHSL Hall of Fame.

The VHSL announced its 10-member Hall of Fame class of 2019 on Monday. Baber is one of five athletes who will be inducted at a ceremony at the DoubleTree Hotel in Charlottesville on June 23.

Baber was a three-sport standout at Western. On the football field, Baber was a first-team all-state tight end as a senior, and also played defensive end and punter. Baber also scored more than 1,200 career points and pulled down 500 career rebounds as a basketball player, and hit .412 with a school record 28 career home runs as a baseball player.

After graduating from Western, Baber played tight end at UVA, where he caught 54 passes for 544 yards and five touchdowns in his college career. A fifth round pick in 2001 who appeared in NFL games for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baber finished his four-year NFL career with four catches for 37 yards, including one touchdown.

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