Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

2009

Andy Meyer - Superior

Curlee Alexander - Omaha North

Dale Butler - Norfolk

George O'Boyle - Lincoln Pius X

Jerry Eickhoff - Hampton

Jim White - Hastings

Keith Staehr - Kimball

Kelli Benson Jeffries - Grand Island

Larry Tomlinson - O'Neill St. Mary's

Laura Tietjen - Byron

Pat Hodges - Lexington

Ray Ehlers - Lexington

Rich Osentowski - Ord

Roger Barry - Schuyler

Roy Bassett - Hastings

Sarah Fredstrom Secrest - Omaha Burke

Tom Ernst - Columbus

Zack Wiegert - Fremont Bergan

Athlete, Class of 1942.

Football observers heaped their praise on Jim ‘Squat’ Myers from York, calling him the state’s most outstanding player in 1941. Described as a “speedy” back who possessed a “slick change of pace,” Myers led York to an undefeated season, scoring 16 touchdowns. He also led the state in punting. He was recruited by Notre Dame. Myers earned 12 letters at York, earning all-state tournament and second-team all-state honors in basketball. He also set the conference record in the pole vault as a freshman, going on to break that record every year. He won the all-class gold medal in the pole vault his senior year. Myers’ football career at Notre Dame never materialized. The Journal Star’s all-state team (with him on it) was published on a historic day, Dec. 7, 1941, and Myers joined the military. After serving in World War II, Myers returned to play football and run track for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, lettering in 1946 and 1947.