Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year . Search by Name

2018

Alex Gordon-Lincoln southeast

Ben Plunknett-Beatrice

Bob Whitehouse-Omaha

Christina Houghtelling Hudson-Cambridge

Danis Richards Willet-Benkelman

Diane Rouzee-Grand Island Northwest

Dick Morrissey- Omaha

Don "Tot" Holmes-Gothenburg

Duane Mendlik-Wisner-Pilger

Jack McCartney-North Platte

Janet Kruse Sellon-Blair

Katie Robinette Kock-South Sioux City

Keith Jones-Omaha Central

Max Kurz-Millard West

Rik Bonness-Bellevue

Rochelle Rohlfs-Omaha Marian

Russ Ninemire-Sandy Creek

Trevor Johnson-Lincoln Northeast

Athlete

Kearney High (Class of 1967)

Tom Heller was the epitome of the natural athlete. Name the sport, Heller, the 1967 Athlete of the Year, excelled. Bob Devaney once said he could have played all 22 positions at college football’s highest level. Heller was the first Kearney High football player to rush for 1,000 yards, earning all-state honors while leading the Bearcats to a 10-1 record. He also earned all-state honors in basketball and qualified for the state track meet in the hurdles. At Nebraska, he was a part-time starter as a defensive back and kick returner before leaving after his sophomore year to join the Navy. After his military service, he went on to coach in Colorado where he was a positive influence on many young athletes