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Inducted June 10, 1999 Joe Klecko, who grew up in a blue-collar town near Philadelphia (Chester, Pennsylvania) was a truck driver, boxer and semi-pro football player (under the name Jim Jones) before he began his collegiate career at Temple University. Because of his strength and speed...

Inducted June 8, 2006 A native of Evanston, IL Kenn went to the University of Michigan as an offensive tackle in 1974. Twice named All-Big Ten (1976-77), Kenn helped lead the Wolverines to three Big Ten championships and appearances in a Sugar Bowl and two Rose...

Inducted June 13, 1991 An outstanding high school quarterback in the Buffalo area and at Youngstown State, “The Polish Rifle” carved himself a niche as one of the game’s top quarterbacks in 17 years of pro football, 10 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He completed 2,187 of...

Inducted May 29, 1987 Still considered the most versatile player in Ohio State University football history, Janowicz was a triple threat: running as a halfback, passing and kicking, and playing safety on defense. His greatest season came in 1950, his junior year, when he won All...

Inducted October 15, 1988 Between 1946 and 1957, Leon Hart’s gridiron accomplishments are awesome: won the 1949 Heisman Trophy; named All-American three years at Notre Dame; played on Irish teams that in four years never lost a game and won three national championships; helped the Detroit...

Inducted May 29, 1987 One of the great linebackers in pro football history, Ham played his entire gridiron career in his native state of Pennsylvania: high school in Johnstown, All-American at Penn State, and 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was a member of...

Inducted June 10, 1993 A hard-running fullback at Illinois, Grabowski became the Big Ten’s all-time rushing leader when he graduated with 2,878 yards. He rushed for 100-plus yards in a single game a dozen times. An Academic All-American in the classroom, Grabowski slashed for 125 yards...

Inducted June 1, 1989 In 12 years playing professional football, Gatski snapped the ball as center in 11 championship games, coming out on the winning side eight times. He played with the Cleveland Browns (1946-1956) and ended his career the next year with the Detroit Lions....

Inducted June 8, 2001 “Evy’s” athletic began at Northwestern High School in Detroit and took him al the way to Iowa City, where he made his fame as head coach at the University of Iowa. In between, he had an important stop in Ann Arbor and...

Inducted June 13, 2013 Anchoring the University of Virginia’s offensive line from 1982-’85, the 6-5, 300 lb. Dombrowski finished his brilliant college career as UVa’s first-ever unanimous All-American. A two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy (recognizing the ACC’s best blocker) and three-time First Team All-ACC...