Yama Bahama - Great Grand Uncle - Boxer
Yama Bahama was a durable, willing mixer who was able to shift his style to offset his opponents. His aggressive style and personality made him a big fan favorite with fans both at home and in the arenas of Miami, Detroit and New York. Yama was also a big fan favorite nationally because of his numerous television appearances and the class he exhibited in every fight.
Bahama was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010.Link
Melvin Bratton - Cousin - NFL
Melvin Torrance Bratton (born February 2, 1965) is a former American footballrunning back and current sports agent. Bratton attended the University of Miami, where he played running back and starred in the national championship game at the 1988 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma, where he blew out his knee.
He was subsequently drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1988, yet did not make the team and was drafted again in 1989 by the Denver Broncos and played for two seasons though never really recovering from his knee injury. -wiki
Cyril Smith - Great Grandfather - Bodybuilder and Boxing Referee
In fact, 1950 was the year that the first Mr. Bahamas contest was organized. The fab physique of Cyril Smith beat out those of Hubert Wong and Calvin Pinder as the country's love affair with big muscles began with a bang. However, it wasn't until 1962 that the BahamasBodybuilding Association was founded by Wong, Richard Demeritte and Edison Deleveaux.link
Lonnie Hepburn - Cousin - NFL
Danny Smith - Grand Uncle - Track champion and Olympian
World record holder, NCAA record holder, NCAA champion, and three-year All-American, Danny Smith, the brilliant hurdler from the Bahamas, rewrote the Florida State track record book. Smith became one of the world's greatest indoor hurdlers over his FSU career from 1973-75. He became the first in NCAA history to win back-to-back NCAA Championships in the 60 yards hurdles in 1974 and 1975. As a sophomore, he tied the world record in the 50 yard hurdles at 5.8 seconds. Over his final two seasons he either tied or set NCAA marks in both the 60 and 70 yard hurdles. Smith left FSU as owner of seven school records. He coached the FSU hurdlers following his intercollegiate career.link
Gomeo Brennan - Cousin - Boxer
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