Whitmire’s own Donnie Shell has been chosen as one of the fifteen recipients of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shell (WHS Class of 1970) is the 10th member of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers to be selected. Shell starred in four sports at Whitmire High School before attending South Carolina State. He played for the Steelers from 1974-1987. Shell retired as the NFL Strong Safety career leader in interceptions with 51. He started 11 straight years for the Steelers and was selected to the Steelers All-Time Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team. He will now be immortalized in Canton, Ohio with the other greats of professional football later this summer.
Congrations to an all-time Wolverine!