There are some Mid-South connections to the 2019 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame class. The nine-member class announced yesterday includes former Memphis State quarterback Kippy Brown, Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis and George Taliaferro, who was born and raised in Gates, Tennessee. Taliaferro is best known for being the first African American drafted by a National Football League team. The induction ceremony will be held June 15th at the Omni Nashville Hotel.