Elmo L. Earley
A native of Wise County, Virginia, Elmo Earley graduated from Emory & Henry in 1942 and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
Earley lettered in both football and baseball, serving as co-captain of the football team in 1941 and captain of the baseball team during the same year.
Upon graduation in 1942, Earley was invited to play professional football with the Philadelphia Eagles, but instead he entered the U.S. Navy and served for four years. Earley went on to earn a master of arts from the University of Kentucky and made his career in education. His community declared June 5, 1976 Elmo Langdon Earley Day. On that day, in recognition of his distinguished efforts as a student, an athlete, a member of the armed services, an educator, and a citizen, Emory & Henry awarded Earley a citation.
Elmo L. Earley passed away on May 30, 1984 at the age of 66.