American Football Kicking Hall of Fame

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The American Football Kicking Hall of Fame was created in 2008 to recognize individuals who have excelled as kickers, to educate the public on the historic contributions of the kicking game and to promote the advancement of kickers (placekickers or punters) in American football.

The American Football Kicking Hall of Fame features two categories – athletes and contributors. Athletes are individuals who have played football and kicked at an elite level. Contributors can be a coach or any other individual who has greatly contributed to the success of kicking in American football.

Eighteen people have been inducted into the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame. Of them, six are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, some of whom were inducted into the latter for non-kicking achievements.

The annual induction ceremony is during the Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council's All-Area Football Banquet in January.

Inductees[edit]


Year    
Inductees NFL Team(s)/Accomplishments
2008
Lou Groza                
Cleveland Browns (1946–59)
Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins (1937–52), New York Titans (1960–61), Houston Oilers (1964)
Jan Stenerud Kansas City Chiefs (1967–79), Minnesota Vikings (1984–85), Green Bay Packers (1980–83)
Jim Thorpe NFL 1920s All-Decade Team, Pro Football Hall of Fame
George Blanda Chicago Bears (1949), Baltimore Colts (1950), Houston Oilers (1960–66), Oakland Raiders (1967–75)
2009 Ray Guy Oakland Raiders (1973–86), NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Pete Gogolak Buffalo Bills (1964–65), New York Giants (1966–74)
Ben Agajanian Philadelphia Eagles (1945), Pittsburgh Steelers (1945), New York Giants (1949, 1954–57), Los Angeles Rams (1953), Green Bay Packers (1961), Oakland Raiders (1962), San Diego Chargers (1964)
2010 Tom Dempsey New Orleans Saints (1969–70), Philadelphia Eagles (1971–74), Los Angeles Rams (1975–76), Houston Oilers (1977), Buffalo Bills (1978–79)
Yale Lary NFL 1950s All-Decade Team, Detroit Lions
2011 Doak Walker Detroit Lions (1950–55), Heisman Trophy (1948), Maxwell Award (1947)
LeRoy Mills Instructor
George Allen Former NFL coach, Pro Football Hall of Fame
2012 Kevin Butler Chicago Bears (1985–95), Arizona Cardinals (1996–97)
Jerrel Wilson Kansas City Chiefs (1963–77), New England Patriots (1978)
2013 Fred Mitchell Chicago Tribune sports columnist
Steve O'Neal New York Jets (1969–72), New Orleans Saints (1973)
Reggie Roby Miami Dolphins (1983–92), Washington Redskins (1993–94), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995), Houston/Tennessee Oilers (1996–97), San Francisco 49ers (1998)
2014 Tommy Davis San Francisco 49ers (1959-69)
Mark Moseley Philadelphia Eagles (1970), Houston Oilers (1971–72), Washington Redskins (1974–86), Cleveland Browns (1986)
2015 Morten Anderson New Orleans Saints (1982–94), Atlanta Falcons (1995–2000), New York Giants (2001), Kansas City Chiefs (2002–03), Minnesota Vikings (2004), Atlanta Falcons (2006–07)
Bobby Walden Edmonton Eskimos (1961-63), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1963), Minnesota Vikings (1964-67), Pittsburgh Steelers (1968-77)
2016 Pat O'Dea Wisconsin–Madison (1898-99), Notre Dame (1900-01) Coach, Missouri (1902) Coach
2017 Arda Bowser Canton Bulldogs (1921-22), Cleveland Indians (1923)
George Gipp Notre Dame (1917-20)

References[edit]

[1] [2] [3]

  1. ^ HawkeyeSports.com "Former Iowa All-American Roby into Hall of Fame", Jan. 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Augusta Chronicle "Butler goes into American Football Kicking Hall of Fame", Feb. 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Wittenburg University Athletics "Football Kicking Hall Of Fame Inducts Fred Mitchell '69", Jan. 23, 2013.

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