North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Former Asheville High Star Remembers His High School Alma Mater

       ASHEVILLE—There are professional athletes who remember their early years, and one of them is Leonard Little.

       Little, a former star at Asheville High School who went on to become a standout in the National Football League,  attended an Asheville High basketball game last month where he made a $50,000 donation to the school’s athletic department during a special ceremony, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.

       Little graduated from Asheville and was a star at the University of Tennessee before playing for the St. Louis Rams in the NFL for 12 years.

       The Asheville Citizen-Times quoted Asheville athletic director Rex Wells, noting, “It’s tremendous when somebody gives back to their community. He’s a tremendous individual. He said it’s just something he wanted to do.”