CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia football tight end Billy Baber is one of 10 inductees to the Virginia High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019, announced the Virginia High School League.
Baber was a three-sport athlete at local Western Albemarle High School prior to his days lining up at tight end for Hall of Fame coach George Welsh. Baber earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. Baber was a four-year starter in football and a three-year starter in basketball and baseball at Western Albemarle. He was a multiple all-state performer in football and baseball and tallied over 1,200 points and 500 rebounds in basketball.
At UVA, Baber finished his career with 54 receptions for 544 yards and five touchdowns before being drafted in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Baber spent four years in the NFL with the Chiefs (2001-03), Chargers (2004) and Buccaneers (2004).
The 30th Annual Hall of Fame induction dinner is Sun., June 23, at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel in Charlottesville. Athletes are eligible for consideration 10 years after completion of their high school careers and are judged primarily for their achievements in interscholastic sports. Coaches are eligible after 15 years of experience or upon retirement and are judged on the merits of their achievements at the high school level. Contributors are professionals who have rendered significant services in some other capacity such as administration, academic activities, officiating, media or sports medicine.