2020 Hall of Fame Inductees
Lesley Visser is the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster of all time. In six Halls of Fame, she is often recognized as the “first” – the first woman enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame; the first woman to report from a Super Bowl sideline; the first woman to cover the NFL as a beat; the first and only woman to present the Championship Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl; the first female sportscaster to carry the Olympic Torch, the first woman on “Monday Night Football” and the first female analyst in both Radio and TV.
Johnny David Damon is a former American professional baseball outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals (1995–2000), Oakland Athletics (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002–05), New York Yankees (2006–09), Detroit Tigers (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011), and Cleveland Indians (2012).
After being seriously injured during military tour in Afghanistan Kirstie wanted to continue serving people via fundraising so she formed The Kirstie Ennis Foundation. She focused on outdoor climbing feats and does more now on one leg than she ever even dreamed of doing on two. The former Marine Sergeant aims to climb high, higher, highest by tackling the Seven Summits on one leg by 2021.
Forrest Griffin is a mixed martial artist and UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He won the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. In the tournament finals, he fought and defeated Stephan Bonnar in Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar, which is widely credited as sparking the current success of the UFC. He went on to serve as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 7
Eddie George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown. Only Walter Payton (170) has started more consecutive regular-season games than George’s 128. In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards. Throughout his tenure as one of the NFL’s premier running backs, he won the 1997 AP’s “Offensive Rookie of the Year” honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001. Drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, he owns virtually every franchise rushing record. Eddie led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. While at Ohio State he was the 1995 Heisman Memorial Trophy awardee, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Jim Brown Award winner and Inducted into the College Hall of Fame.