Hall of Fame Inductees, Alphabetically by Last Name Grant Simmons – Omaha Benson

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Athlete, 1962 graduate. Grant made his mark at Omaha Benson where he picked up 11 varsity letters, His sports were football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was selected All-City basketball, football and baseball. Then he was picked All State in the same three sports and was tabbed as high school All American in football and basketball. Attending the University of Nebraska, he made the All Big 8 team in basketball, Dell Sports All-American and was the first Academic All Big 8 player in Nebraska history. This he attributes to his high school history teacher, Fred Pisasale, who taught him how to study (and was a Hall of Fame inductee the same year as Simmons). 1993, he was selected to the University of Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame. He played pro with the Denver Rockets in the American Basketball Association from 1967 to 1969.