Poindexter Inducted Into VHSL Hall of Fame

By: Lindsay Joy Email
By: Lindsay Joy Email

Before Anthony Pointdexter was a Virginia football coach or player, he was a three-port star at Jefferson Forest High School near Lynchburg. On Monday, Poindexter was honored for those achievements as he was inducted into the VHSL Hall of Fame.

Pointdexter played football, basketball and baseball at Jefferson Forest. On the football field, he led his team to back-to-back state titles and was named the 1993 AP Group AA player of the Year. Poindexter was also named first-team all-state in baseball as a centerfielder, and an all-district basketball player.

"It's a great honor," Poindexter said of his induction into the Hall of Fame. "I didn't think it would come this early in my lifetime, but it's been a great honor and I'm excited that my family gets to share it with me."

Pointdexter played football at UVa, earning first-team All-America honors twice as a safety, and was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 1998. He is currently the safeties coach for the UVa football team.

"It's great, especially for my high school," he said. "Coming from a small town, being able to represent them and being the first athlete to be a Hall of Famer from that school is exciting, and clearly, being able to represent UVa is exciting as well."

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