The Beaufort native won an Olympic gold medal in 1964 and became the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1968. He lives forever in boxing annals for his classic ring battles against Muhammad Ali in 1971, 1974 and 1975. He compiled a 32-4-1 professional record and is enshrined in the Pro Boxing Hall of Fame.
F.W. "GUNNER" OHLANDT
Ohlandt captained The Citadel in football, starting both ways at end on the 1947-50 teams, and for its boxing teams. He captured the Southern Conference heavyweight title in 1947 and held it until 1949, and then won the league light-heavyweight crown in 1950. He had a spectacular 114-3 college record and is considered to be among the best-ever athletes to attend The Citadel and was a member of the Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.