WSSU Alum Robert L. Weeks Sr. chosen for CIAA Hall of Fame

WSSU Alum Robert L. Weeks Sr. chosen for CIAA Hall of Fame
December 20
00:00 2018

CHARLOTTE — Winston-Salem State University football great Lt. Col. Robert L. Weeks Sr. joins a prestigious group as he was among seven inductees in the John B. McLendon Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Hall of Fame. Weeks Sr. and the other inductees will be recognized for their excellence in the CIAA, significant contributions in the community, leadership in CIAA sports and commitment to the CIAA mission.

The 2019 John B. McLendon CIAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center. The ceremony will be a part of the ancillary events surrounding the 2019 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. Tickets to the breakfast may be purchased at

Lt. Col. Robert L. Weeks Sr. was a four-year letterman in football at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Weeks became the starting center on the Rams’ offense after the third game of his freshman year and never relinquished his starting role for the remainder of his time on the team. He started 40 consecutive games during his career at WSSU and was selected co-captain of the offense in 1976-1977. He was named to the NAIA All-District 26 team in 1975, All-CIAA team in 1976, and to the Pittsburgh Courier All-American team in 1976 and 1977.

Weeks graduated Cum Laude from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1978. His leadership continued after college through his decorated military career. He retired from the United States Army after 20 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Weeks was inducted into the Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines WSSU Hall of Fame in 2004.



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