UVA greats Moore, Zimmerman inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A day a longtime in the making for Shawn Moore finally came after receiving a phone call last fall saying the former UVA quarterback was headed to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
"When they called in November, I said okay something is going down and so sure enough he was like 'I know you've been expecting this call," Moore said with a smile, "It was exciting and I'm excited for my family because they're probably more thrilled than I am right now."
The Cavaliers are well represented in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 between Moore and former UVA third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. The two are part of a nine-member class, which includes Louisa County's Sheila Trice-Myers, Virginia Tech's DeAngelo Hall, William & Mary's Jimmye Laycock and Joe Montgomery, former Daily Progress writer Jerry Ratcliffe, Hampton's Francena McCorory and Roanoke College's Bob Rotanz.
Zimmerman recently saw his No. 11 jersey retired by both Virginia and the Washington Nationals last year. The honors and events have given the UVA legend time to reflect on the people who got him to this point of his career.
"I think that's the cool thing about these Virginia Hall of Fames, state halls, it's where you grew up," Zimmerman said, "And I think a lot of these place and a lot of the guys and girls that are in this the people in the community around here kind of shape them and made them obviously the athletes who they are, but the people that they are."
Moore shared a similar sentiment with his Martinsville roots and the time he spent at UVA, now sharing this weekend and moment with the people who made it possible.
"This recognition this weekend for me it's about thanking all my family and friends that are actually here, I have 30 plus people here," Moore said.