MISD to Induct Five Athletes into the Hall of Legends
Midland Independent School District has named its 2021 class for the MISD Hall of Legends.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the five class members are: Cedric Benson, Bryce Hoppel, Natalie Hinds, Eric Winston, and Tevis Herd.
The athletes that are inducted to the Hall of Legends will be honored at the beginning of the Midland/Legacy football game on October 22, 2021.
"This is an outstanding class," said Blake Feldt, Executive Director of Athletics. "These athletes' accomplishments are something to be proud of, not only for the school district, but for the entire city of Midland."
Cedric Benson played football for LHS and helped them win three consecutive state championships in 1998, 1999, and 2000. He also played football at the University of Texas and then was drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Bears as the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for Cincinnati and Green Bay. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2019.
Hoppel ran track at MHS winning a state championship in 2016 in the 800M. He then ran track for the University of Kansas and was on Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and is more than likely going to be in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Hinds was also an alumni of MHS and was the top female swimmer honors at states in 2011.She was also an All-American at the University of Florida and was also on Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she won a bronze medal.
Winston was on two of the three consecutive state championship teams at LHS with Cedric Benson in 1999 and 2000. He would then go to the University of Miami and got drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the NFL draft in 2006 where he played until 2012. He then played for Kansas City, Arizona, and Seattle before finishing up his career at Cincinnati. He was also the president of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) from 2014 to 2020.
Tevis Herd went to MHS where he won in the 1960 state track meet where he ran the fastest mile. That was the last time an athlete for MHS won a state championship in the mile.
So if you want to see them honored, just go to the MHS/LHS game on October 22, 2021.
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