Gary York '65
Year: 1999
Previous College: Guilford
Team: Football
  • Was an All-Carolinas Conference lineman under Coach John Stewart
  • Started all four years on the line and received the teams' Best Blocker Award three times. 
  • Served as team captain in 1964, he received Guilford's Most Valuable Senior Award. 
  • Served as Guilford's student body president.
  • Attended Bucknell University after graduating from Guilford and received his master's degree in business administration in 1968. 
  • The founder of York Oil Company of Mount Airy, NC, York owns the Neighbors Stores Chain in central North Carolina. 
  • Served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board as well as the boards of directors for the Mount Airy Rotary Club and the Surry County Smart Start program.