Haywood Franklin Jeffires
While best recognized as an NFL Pro-Bowl receiver, Jeffires stood out as one of the key athletes for the Page High boy’s basketball team that earned a #2 national ranking and a 4-A State Championship title in 1983. Jeffires was named Most Valuable Player in the state title game as well as the Western Regional Championship. In football, Jeffires helped lead the Pirates to State Runner-Up honors in 1983. Jeffires was an outstanding receiver and defensive back at Page, earning a full scholarship to North Carolina State University where two of his Wolfpack teams earned bowl berths, capturing the victory in the 1996 Peach Bowl. Jeffires was selected as the first receiver in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers with the 20th pick. Jeffires went on to star in the “Run and Shoot” offense and became one of the greatest receivers to ever play in the NFL. Jeffires is the Houston Oilers second all-time leading receiver and was the 3rd player to record 100 catches in a season. Jeffires was the leading receiver in the AFC in 1990, 1991 and 1992 and was selected to the NFL Pro-Bowl in 1991, 1992 and 1993.