TFS Athletic Legends


Tim Crenshaw ('71) was a standout for Tallulah Falls on the football field. He was an All-State lineman, and was part of the legendary 1968 football team at TFS. Crenshaw also played basketball, ran cross country, and competed in track and field.

He was a four-year letterman, and a two-time high point man for track and field, an All-State lineman as a junior in football, and placed third at state in shot put with a distance of 56-3. On the gridiron, he was the starting right tackle and left defensive end. Crenshaw even as a sophomore at TFS was also a leader off the field, as he was one of the Work Leaders on campus.

Crenshaw was given the opportunity to pursue football at the University of Georgia, playing one year before going to Truett McConnell College (now TMU). He eventually returned to UGA and then entered into the construction business. He was a top apprentice and foreman during just his first year on the job, and he credits his quick rise in the industry to TFS due to being able to read drafting and shop class at Tallulah Falls. Crenshaw has been a commercial construction superintendent and the head guy at the Carpenter's Union. 



TFS Inducts Three Members into Athletic Legends Hall of Honor

Ralph Daniel ('67) was a standout football player for TFS. He lettered all four years, and was a GHSA AJC All-State honoree as a 1st-Team selection in 1965 and Honorable Mention in 1964. He was named the GHSA Class C Lineman of the Year in 1966, and was a Work Program Team Leader while at Tallulah Falls.

Daniel earned an NCAA DI scholarship to play at Clemson University, playing on the freshman team in 1967. He redshirted the 1968 season, and was the starting tackle from 1969-1971 for the Clemson Tigers, earning his membership in the Block C Club (Letterman's Club). He played for legendary coach Frank Howard. At Clemson, Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration. He went on to get his Master's in Education (Special Needs) at the University of South Carolina.

He was in the Special Needs/Education field from 1972-78, and was then self-employed in a landscaping and nursery business for 35 years (Evergreen Landscapers/Accent Farms Nursery).


TFS Inducts Five Members into Inaugural Hall of Honor

Miriam Abdullah ('08) was a standout in track and field and also played volleyball and basketball while at TFS. She was a 4-time track and field team MVP, and won the region title in both the long jump and triple jump three times. At the time of her graduation, Abdullah held 14 school records, and was chosen as the Indian of the Year a record three times. 

She went on to attend Winthrop University, competing in track and field four years while earning a degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship). Following her collegiate career, Abdullah became a Regional Trainer for Playworks Colorado (and was named Playworks Rookie Coach of the Year), and is the Founder of Culture Energized. She has earned the TFS Outstanding Former Student Award, has appeared in articles and on TV about 'Coach Mo', and has been the Head Program Coordinator White House 'Bring Your Kid to Work' event.

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