Some of these are tough, guys like Bob Long or the Gardner brothers might be done as players, but their influence on the industry is far from over.
Lurleen Wallace (I believe she was the first woman to play)
Rocky Cagnoni for certain
Ed Poorman is another great choice
It would be sort of nice if there was a way for players to better connect with and understand the roots of the sport. In a lot of ways paintball is sort of a sport without a history, not a lot of people know jack about paintball before the day they first played themselves.
P.S. - I'm glad I wasn't the only one to want to make a joke about Jeremy Salm.