Class of 1988
Chris Hart is one of the premiere athletes in Blue Streak history. He played both football and baseball all four years at HHS. In football he led the team to the state semi-finals in his junior year and regional finals his senior year. As a junior, Chris was named 1st Team All-State on both offense and defense. His senior year he was named 1st Team All-State on offense, Virginia Football Player of the Year, and an All-American.
During his football career, Chris established many offensive records that still stand today. He has the career rushing record with 5,737 yards, the single season record with 2,376 yards, 81 career touchdowns and 76 rushing touchdowns. His signature moment came against Broadway High School in 1986. Each team came into the game with 8 – 0 records. Hart ran for 420 yards on just 14 carries, scoring 4 touchdowns on runs of 67, 95, 74 and 89 yards as the Streaks won, 40-14. The 420 yards are still the single game record. His football jersey #32 is retired by HHS. Chris was also exceptionally talented in baseball, earning numerous honors including 1st Team All-State and Virginia Baseball Player of the Year his senior season.
Chris was chosen to play in the VHSL All-Star baseball game following his senior year and was named MVP of the game. After graduating from HHS, Chris was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds but chose to attend Auburn University on a baseball scholarship. Chris completed his Auburn career and was signed by the Oakland Athletics. He played several years in the minor leagues and advanced to the AA level.