Senior Bowl adds 5 members to Hall of Fame and selects 2021 Rookie of the Year
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The Senior Bowl today announced that it will induct five new members into the Gaming Hall of Fame.
They are former New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, current Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Von Miller, current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis.
In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, the Senior Bowl has chosen Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey as the 2021 Rookie of the Year. The recipients will be honored at the annual Spire-sponsored induction ceremony at the Grand Hotel. Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama on Sunday, June 26.
“We are thrilled to announce another great group of Senior Bowl legends in our game’s Hall of Fame,” said Jim Nagy, Executive Director of Reese’s Senior Bowl. “These five men were incredible players, winners and community leaders in their respective NFL cities. They’ve done it all on the court, from the Pro Bowl to the Super Bowl. We are honored to bring this distinguished group back to Mobile to celebrate, the city where their first NFL journeys began.
Alongside the Hall of Fame festivities, the nation’s premier All-Star Game is hosting its second annual Senior Bowl Celebrity Golf Classic (presented by IBERIABANK, a division of First Horizon Bank), to be held at the Lakewood Golf Club on the property. of the Grand Hotel. This exclusive event will pair 22 foursomes with celebrities from around the world of football, including the five current Senior Bowl Hall of Fame inductees and Rookie of the Year. The full list of college football and NFL participants will be released periodically over the coming weeks. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Mobile Baldwin Athletic Partnership, established in 2021. This program provides needed resources, from pants and jerseys to sled blocking and video technology, for underfunded public schools in the area. of both counties.
The Senior Bowl Hall of Fame, established in 1988, includes All-Pros such as Doak Walker, Ray Nitschke, Joe Namath, Mean Joe Green, Walter Payton, Franco Harris, Steve Largent, Kellen Winslow, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, Derrick Thomas, Brett Favre and Terrell Owens. Additionally, Paul Brown, Don Shula, Tom Landry, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Eddie Robinson are among the list of legendary professional and college coaches inducted.
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