AFA Announces Names Of Those Selected For Induction Into The Semi-Pro Football Hall Of Fame - "Class Of 2010"

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Recently the AFA Hall of Fame selection committee completed its annual task of reviewing personal profiles of qualified individuals nominated for induction into the Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame as the. . . "Class of 2010". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 21 people for enshrinement this year. The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 30th year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast.

Recently the AFA/Hall of Fame selection committee completed its annual task of reviewing personal profiles of qualified individuals nominated for induction into the Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame as the. . . "Class of 2010". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 21 people for enshrinement this year. The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 30th year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast.

This year's Class of Hall of Famers will be honored at the AFA's 30th Anniversary Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner which will take place at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Oak Brook, 10 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois June 24 - June 25, 2010.

Prelim Events Scheduled:

  • Annual AFA/HoF Legends - meet the new inductees "Alumni Huddle Cocktail Party - 7pm Thursday, June 24th
  • AFA Board of Directors Meeting - 10am Friday, June 25th
  • 30th Annual AFA Semi Pro Hall of Fame Induction Dinner - 7pm Dinner (Cocktails 6pm) Friday, June 25th

The enshrinement of this year's class of 21 new hall of famers will see the 30-year total number of inductees expand from 612 members to 633 members. Since the inaugural enshrinement in 1981 (including the Class of 2010) the AFA has recognized 357 players; 99 coaches; 79 executives; 28 officials; 21 pioneers; 20 media/historians; 13 trainer/equipment men; 6 associated with youth football; 5 involved with international semi-pro; 4 from the women's level; and even 1 'super fan'.

The American Football Association is proud to present the names of those who will be enshrined into the AFA Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2010" (names in parentheses indicate sponsors of the new inductees):

PLAYERS CATEGORY:
Chris Roe - West Dundee, Illinois - (Ed O'Reilly, Jr.)
Jack Perry - Wood Dale, Illinois - (Joe Wolfe, Jerry Schropp, Chico Cain, Roman Strzala)
Ben Ward - Chicago, Illinois - (Larry Schmidt, Norm Nissen, Gary Thomas, Neal Anderson, Fritz Fiorelli)
Bob Beshk - Bloomingdale, Illinois - (Pat O'Brien, Al Klaeren)
Ron Hansen - Winfield, Illinois - (Mal Yarke, Don Busch, Frank "Buzz" Grady, James Bejna)
Jesse Johnson - Oxon Hill, Maryland - (Steve Oldt)
Christian Fridrich - Crown Point, Indiana - (Howard Huntington)
Greg Fictum - New Holstein, Wisconsin - (Phil Micech)
Charles Brown - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - (Richard Landis, Harry Hopple)
Stan Johnson - St Louis, Missouri - (Fred Robinson)
Jim Paulus - Anchorage, Alaska - (Doug Brozek)
Bill Kammert - Thornton, Illinois - (Bruce Basile)
Roosevelt Robinson - Hyde Park, Massachusetts - (Larry DeVoe)
Brent Bordenkircher - Springfield, Illinois - (Christopher F. Lawson)
Keith Ballard - New Orleans, Louisiana - (AFA Alumni)
Dennis Morris - Mulberry, Indiana - (AFA Alumni)    

EXECUTIVE CATEGORY:
Rev. Gary Wilder - Margate, Florida - (Dave Burch)

TRAINER/EQUIPMENT MANAGER:
James Kulton - Sheridan, Illinois - (Elmhurst Travelers)

OFFICIALS CATEGORY:
Vic Perry - Massena, New York - (Bill Higgins)
Joe Porter - Granville, New York - (Dick Leland)

COACHES CATEGORY:
Jerry Kupper - Racine, Wisconsin - (Jordan Kopac)

PIONEER CATEGORY:
Ceil Real - Chicago, Illinois - (AFA Boad of Directors)

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