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Sylvester “MOLLY” McGee -
Entered in 1986 ... 1970 graduate of North Rockland H.S. (was Haverstraw H.S. until that year) ... starred in football and baseball at Haverstraw and North Rockland, then went on to a football career that included five seasons of pro football, including one in the National Football League with the Atlanta Falcons ... in baseball, he was a three-time All-County center fielder and made the Daily News All-Star team his junior year ... in football, under coach Ralph Cordisco, he was a two-time All-Rockland running back, a Daily News All-Star and second-team All-New York State ... he earned a scholarship to the University of Rhode Island, where he was a three-time, first-team All-Yankee Conference running back ... also was first-team All-East tailback in 1972 ... after graduation he was an 11th-round draft choice by Atlanta in 1974 ... in 1980, he was voted to the University of Rhode Island team of the decade ... in his NFL rookie season, the 5-foot-11, 200-lb. McGee played two games at starting running back during a players’ strike ... after it was settled, he became a kickoff return specialist and backup running back ... in 1975, he played in all three pro leagues: the Falcons cut him during the exhibition season after he suffered a shoulder injury; he played with theCharlotte Hornets of the World Football League, which folded in midseason; and finished the season with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ... in 1976, he played 12 games with Ottawa, was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and led the league in kickoff return yardage ... that year he played in the Grey Cup, Canada’s Super Bowl, with Ottawa defeating Saskatchewan, 23-20 ... McGee played three more full seasons, 1977 to 1979, as a running back and was the CFL’s leading receiver in 1978 with 68 catches... a serious knee injury during the 1980 season ended his pro career.

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