WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — WWAY 5th Quarter Co-Host Trot Nixon will be inducted in the Celebrate Wilmington! Walk of Fame later this month.
The induction ceremony is set for today at 3 p.m. at the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington. The public is invited to attend.
Nixon starred in both baseball and football at New Hanover High School. After graduating in 1993, the Boston Red Sox selected Nixon in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He went on to play in the Majors with the Red Sox, Mets and Indians from 1996 to 2008. He was a member of the 2004 Red Sox, who broke Boston’s 86-year World Series drought.
Nixon and his family live in Wilmington. For the last three years, Nixon has served as co-host of WWAY NewsChannel 3’s 5th Quarter high school football highlight show.
The Walk of Fame was adopted as Celebrate Wilmington’s project in 1997 to recognize people who have lived in the Cape Fear region and who have obtained national and international fame in their respective fields. It consists of stones that are permanently set into the walk, located in the Walk of Fame plaza, Water Street entrance of the Cotton Exchange.