County Hall of Fame to add 3 members Carter, Jenkins, Moyer go in Oct. 29

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September 12, 1993|By PAT O'MALLLEY

Louis Carter, Doris Jenkins and Roger "Pip" Moyer will be inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

The county Hall of Fame will swell to 13 members with the induction of this year's trio. Five were inducted in each of the first two years of the hall, and three received the necessary 75 percent of the vote for induction this year.

Carter was a standout at Arundel High in football, basketball and track, and after graduating in 1971 from the Gambrills school he went on to star in football at the University of Maryland and in the NFL.

At Arundel, Carter started three years as a quarterback/running back and was All-County his final two years. His senior year he won the Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the county's top player by the Annapolis Touchdown Club.

In his senior year (1970), Carter set county single-game records for most touchdowns (seven), total points (42), rushing yardage (335) and total offense (438). The touchdown, points and rushing records were his alone until last season when All-Metro running back Frank Brown of North County tied the TD mark and total points and broke Carter's rushing record by 1 yard.

Carter's single-game total-offense record, established in a 72-6 runaway over Southern of Harwood, still stands. The ex-Wildcat completed five passes for 103 yards and one touchdown in that game.

In Brown's career game, won by North County, 52-20, over Chesapeake, the Knights' star had 415 yards of total offense.

Carter, 40, who lives in Laurel, led Arundel to county titles in football and basketball and two state championships in track.

Carter took his blazing speed and open-field moves to College Park where he led the Terps in rushing three seasons (1972-74). He was named MVP in both the Peach and Liberty bowls his final two years, and by graduation he owned all the Terps' rushing records and was selected on the third round of the NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders.

After one season in Oakland, Carter was the top pick in the NFL expansion draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carter led the Bucs in rushing (500 yards) in 1976 and played three years with them before being released.

Carter grew up in the Maryland City area of west Anne Arundel County.

Jenkins, who lives in Linthicum and has been a county resident for 40 years, was a dominant fast-pitch softball pitcher in the '40s and early '50s. Inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 1991, Jenkins became only the second woman inducted into the Maryland State Hall of Fame the same year.

Born in Baltimore and a 1944 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame, Jenkins, 66, was All-Baltimore City in women's basketball.

She later coached and played unlimited basketball with St. Mary's Star of the Sea in South Baltimore and St. Agnes Hospital in southwest before making her mark in softball in the old Baltimore Major and Unlimited Leagues.

Her 21-year playing career was spent with Baltimore powerhouses such as the Baltimore Jets, Pulaski Athletic Club, and the Arundel Park Fillies while spending 15 years as an Anne Arundel County public school teacher.

With a lifetime batting average of .300, Jenkins led Pulaski to the world tournament in Portland, Ore.

Jenkins also coached 22 years, guiding the Jets to 11 state and three Mid-Atlantic region titles and a 10th-place finish in the 1964 world tournament in Orlando, Fla.

Moyer, 59, starred in football and was a lacrosse goalie, but basketball was his sport at Annapolis High and later at the University of Baltimore. The lifetime resident of the Cap City was All-County in basketball his junior and senior years (1951-52) as a 6-foot-3 center.

In those days, basketball was a slow-paced, low-scoring game and teams rarely scored more than 50 points. Yet, Moyer became the first in the county to score 30 points in a game, accomplishing the feat twice (31 and 34).

In his senior year, Moyer, who shared Player of the Year honors with Glen Burnie's Harry Hunter, led the county in scoring with a then-lofty average of 19 points a game.

Upon graduation from Annapolis, Moyer received a full scholarship to UB and became an immediate impact player for the Bees. Moyer started all four years at UB, which no longer has an athletic program, and was named All-Mason-Dixon Conference his final two years.

Later while serving a military hitch, Moyer led Fort Dix to the All-Army championship in 1958. Three of his teammates on that team, Sy Green, Al Ferrari and Wally Choice, went on to play in the NBA.

Moyer returned to Annapolis in 1960 and became athletic director and head boys basketball coach at St. Mary's High and served in the dual role until 1969. He continued playing unlimited basketball.

In recent years, Moyer has been an adviser and official in the Annapolis City Recreation Outdoor Summer Basketball League.

The program for the Oct. 29 banquet is an almost can't-miss event with the two guest speakers who have been lined up for the occasion.

Charley Eckman, broadcaster, ex-NBA referee and coach who was in the county's first induction class in 1991, will be a co-guest speaker.

Eckman will be joined at the podium by Artie Donovan, ex-Baltimore Colt and NFL Hall of Famer. As Charley would say, "it should be better than the movies" with that pair at the microphone.

Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling (410) 768-7901.

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