Claude “Hoot” Gibson​

Inducted: 2007
  • Native of Spruce Pine, NC
  • Starred at NC State 
  • Perennial all-star for the AFL’s San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders
  • Led the league in interceptions in 1962 and punt returns in 1963 and 1964
  • Returned to NC State as an assistant coach in 1967 
  • Spent three years as head coach at Tulsa and 10 years as head coach at Mars Hill College