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2021 Inductee Bronko Nagurski Bronko Nagurski: A Football Legend By: Tom Tarapacki | NPASHF Board Member Even if you don’t know much about him, you’ve probably heard of Bronko Nagurski. Even though he retired from the Chicago Bears in 1943, his legend endures. The son of immigrants of...

Inducted June 24, 2020 Emil Sitko enrolled at Notre Dame as a 23-year-old freshman in 1946 after coming out of service in World War II. He was a starter on the football team three years at halfback and one year at fullback. In those four years...

Inducted June 24, 2020 Dominic Olejniczak served as a member of the board of directors of the Green Bay Packers from 1950-1989, including 24 years as president (1958-1982), the longest tenure of any Packers president.  A soft-spoken consensus-builder, he headed the search committee that hired Vince...

Inducted July 24, 1975 He was the center on Fordham University’s famed “Seven Blocks of Granite” in the late 1930s, playing alongside another great name in football, guard Vince Lombardi. A No. 1 draft choice by the Detroit Lions in 1938, “Wojie” earned the “Iron Man”...

Inducted June 10, 2004 A three year starter and two-time All-American guard at Penn State, Wisniewski played in 3 Bowl games and on the ’86 National Championship Fiesta Bowl team. Drafted in 1989 by the Oakland he spent 13 seasons in the NFL all with the...

Inducted June 12, 1997 A strong-armed, drop-back passer, the New Jersey native, after three years at Notre Dame (1946-1948) where he led the Irish to a 9-0-1 record in 1948, moved on to a 15-year career in professional football (1949-1963): four in the NFL (Detroit Lions,...

Inducted June 8, 1995 An All-State lineman at Detroit’s Northeastern High School, Szymanski anchored the line for Frank Leahy’s 1943 Notre Dame team, playing center on offense and linebacker on defense. Returning from service in the Navy’s aviation program, Szymanski re-enrolled at Notre Dame in 1944...

Inducted May 30, 1985 An athletic star in Gary, Indiana, Stram earned four letters in baseball and three in football at Purdue University. Immediately upon graduation, he began his coaching career, as an assistant on the college level at Purdue, Southern Methodist, Notre Dame and Miami...

Inducted June 9, 1994 Few played football with the intensity of Dick Szymanski. Among his accolades: All-American in football and All-City in baseball at Libbey High School in Toledo; four-year starter at linebacker at Notre Dame (1951-54) including and for the Irish’s 1953 national champs; in...

Inducted June 8, 2001 After lettering three years as an offensive lineman at Indiana University, where he never missed a game and served as team co-captain, Skoronski joined the Green Bay Packers in 1956. He played one season and then missed the next two while serving...