Notable Greenwoodians

We all know Greenwood’s Great, but did we all know these Greats were all from Greenwood?

Gaines Adams, former defensive end for the NFL’s Chicago Bears. See More

Pinky Babb, coached Greenwood High School for 39 years, is among the top 20 nationally in high school football victories See More

Robert Brooks, former NFL wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. See More

Ben Martin, PGA golfer See More

Ernest Dye, NFL See More

Ben Coates, starting tight end for the New England Patriots, ranked fourth in receptions at the tight end position in the NFL all time See More

William Jennings Bryan Dorn, former U.S. and state representative See More

Armanti Edwards, starting quarterback for the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team, and winner of the 2008 Walter Payton Award, given to the top Football Championship Subdivision offensive player; drafted by the Carolina Panthers with their 3rd round, 25th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft See More

Kelcy Quarles, NFL See More

John Gilliam, former NFL wide receiver, four-time Pro Bowler See More

Nat Chandler, Actor Singer See More

Keith Harling, country music artist See More

Sylvia Jefferies, actress See More

Grainger Hines, Greenwood native and actor, once married to Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and The Papas See More

William “Hootie” Johnson, former chairman of the Augusta National golf course See More

Gregg Marshall, head coach of Wichita State University’s men’s basketball program See More

Benjamin Mays, minister, educator, scholar, social activist, mentor to Martin Luther King Jr, and president of Morehouse College See More

Paige Rowland, actress See More

John McKissick, national high school football leader in coaching victories (Summerville, S.C., High School) See More

Sam Montgomery, drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft after several seasons with the LSU Tigers See More

Mark Riddle, Creator Dooley and Pals Show See More

Josh Norman, drafted by Carolina Panthers in 2012 as a cornerback out of Coastal Carolina University See More

Keith Jameson, Tenor See More

Marrio Norman, football player See More

Ben Johnson, MLB pitcher See More

George Singleton, author See More

Jerome Singleton, Paralympic athlete See More

Chino Smith, former Negro League player, named one of S.C.’s top 100 athletes by Sports Illustrated See More

D.J. Swearinger, all SEC conference safety for the South Carolina Gamecocks, drafted by the Houston Texans See More

Bo Hopkins, actor See More

The Swingin’ Medallions, 1960s beach music group best known for their hit Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love) See More

Jack Childress, ACC referee See More

Neil Chrisley, MLB outfeilder See More

Bill Voiselle, professional baseball player See More

Alvetta, Smith, actress See More

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2 comments

  1. On the Bo Hopkins story, I grew up on Crestview Dr. And Norma Hopkins lived a street over from us in our neighborhood. I can remember their daughter Jane because, she was older than me and she thought I was cute and would try to kiss me. Well, when you are a 9yr old boy, girls was the last thing I thought a bout. The memories!!

  2. BO is the real deal .I moved to Hollywood 2 years ago and I grew up at the willows and know Jane too but he put me on the map out here and is a great friend..I am living the dream.. Thanks BO !!!

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