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Six named to Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

Kimball has been honored many different times for his work, by both football and lacrosse associations, and is an inductee in both the COSIDA (college sports information directors) Hall of Fame and SU Varsity Club. He is the longtime president of Blind Men and Criers and has worked as the co-director of the IRA Regatta (the nation's oldest collegiate rowing event) for more than 30 years.

Keith Moody first made his name on the football field at Nottingham High School, where he was an all-state selection at both running back and defensive back from 1968 to 1970. At SU from 1972 to '75, he was both a defensive back and punt returner, earning six interceptions as a senior.

Moody would go on to the NFL, first playing for the Buffalo Bills and setting a team record for longest punt return (91 yards against the Cleveland Browns) while also returning three interceptions for touchdowns. As a member of the Oakland Raiders, Moody was part of the team that won Super Bowl XV in 1981 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Staying in football after retirement, Moody coached for 10 years, then went to school administration and is now the principal at Mountain View High School in California, near San Francisco. He and his wife Kathy have six children.

Beth Mowins first gained local notice as a basketball star at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, where she accumulated 1,245 career points. She played three sports at CNS, also excelling at softball and soccer.

At Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, Mowins continued to play basketball, setting season (200) and career (715) marks in assists, plus 1,159 points and 309 steals (second in school history) before graduating in 1989. She is a 2005 inductee into Lafayette's Maroon Club Hall of Fame.

Mowins has gained her greatest fame in the broadcast booth, though, as she went from Syracuse Cable Sports to what is now a 15-year career at ESPN covering every kind of sport, including NCAA Championships in basketball, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball, plus the NBA and college football. She also writes for ESPN.com.

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