Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

2005

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

Joe Orduna - Omaha Central

John Johnette - Omaha Burke

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. A prep All-American in football in 1959, John Kirby earned all-class and Class C all-state honors in football his junior and senior years. In 1960, Kirby was a Shrine Bowl captain. He also started for two years on the David City St. Mary basketball team that in those two seasons accumulated a record of 34-8. In track Kirby scored in five events at the state track meet. In 1960, he had the best discus throw in the state in all classes. Kirby chose to play football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was a 1963 captain. In 1964 he played in the Senior Bowl game and was selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. After playing with the Vikings from 1964 to 1968, Kirby played for the New York Giants from 1969 to 1971