Not many two-sport athletes can dominate both areas equally well. One of those rare breeds was Allen Iverson.
The Bethel High School product is not only a school, but a state legend in his native Virginia. Some of Iverson’s records still hold in the walls of the gymnasium he calls home.
The 2001 NBA MVP was an electrifying force of nature — most famously known for quarterbacking Bethel to a state title. He also played running back, corner back, free safety, and was the punt and kick returner.
Iverson was such a staple in his home state that when Michael Vick played at Virginia Tech, scouts were often comparing Vick’s talents to the soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer.
Fast, agile, elusive, relentless, with a great arm, and a knack for the big play — that’s the memory Iverson has etched in the minds of many who saw him grace the football field.
His state record of seven interceptions in a game still stands to this day.