Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name


Al Gaston - Grant and Ogallala

Bill Lewis - Lincoln

Charlie Toogood - North Platte

Dale Bubak - Hayes Center & Tekamah

Don Erway - Lincoln High

Fred Bessler - Chase County

Jim Riley - Lincoln

John Johnette - Omaha Burke

John Kirby - David City St. Mary

Ken Geddes - Boys Town

Mike Cielocha - Columbus Scotus

Mike Fultz - Lincoln High

Phyllis Rice-Honnor - Centennial

Randy Reeves - Omaha Benson

Shelly Block Tvrdy - Gothenburg

Theresa Stelling Gosnell - Auburn

Todd Brown - Holdrege

Willard Schmidt - Swanton

Athlete. Joe Orduna excelled in football, wrestling and track at Omaha Central before playing football at the University of Nebraska and the NFL. He won gold medals at the 1966 state track meet in the long jump (22 feet, 6 ¾ inches), 180-yard low hurdles (20.1 seconds) and the 880-yard relay (1:29.8 seconds). Omaha Central won the team track title in 1965 and 1966, years Orduna made major contributions. He twice qualified  for the state meet in wrestling and was a standout in football where was a starting halfback. He participated in the 1966 Shrine Bowl. At Nebraska, he lettered for three years and rushed for 1,968 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was the team’s rushing leader in 1968 and 1970 and earned All-Big Eight honors in 1970. He played in the Hula Bowl and was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played three years in the NFL for the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts. Orduna was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1990.