|BINGHAMTON, NY MAY 14, 2018 - The American Football Association's Hall of Fame selection committee has completed its annual task of reviewing personal profiles of qualified individuals nominated for induction into the Minor League Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2018". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 16 people for enshrinement this year.
The American Football Association's Hall of Fame selection committee has completed its annual task of reviewing personal profiles of qualified individuals nominated for induction into the Minor League Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2018". Information submitted by HOF alumni and subsequent review by the selection committee resulted in the selection of 16 people for enshrinement this year.
This year's group of AFA Hall of Famers will be enshrined as the "Class of 2018" during the AFA's 38th Annual Minor League Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. The induction dinner will be part of a 2-day event for the AFA National Association, which will run from Thursday, June 21st thru Friday, June 22nd. This is our sixth year at this venue and this year's event promises to be even better.
* Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia Auction
* Annual AFA HoF Legends - meet the new inductees "Alumni Huddle Cocktail Party - 7pm Thursday, June 21st
* Pro Football Hall of Fame Tours at your leisure
* 38th Annual AFA Minor League Football Hall of Fame Induction Dinner - 7pm Dinner (Cocktails 6pm) Friday, June 22nd.
The American Football Association is proud to present the names of those who will be enshrined into the AFA Minor League Football Hall of Fame as the "Class of 2018" (names in parentheses indicate sponsors of the new inductees):
Joel Pruneda - Kings Mountain, NC (Thomas Robinson)
Rick Sager - Johnstown, NY (Tom Manny)
Steve Matthews - Peru, NY (Bill Higgins)
Troy Canada - Plattsburgh, NY (Linda Salmon)
Kevin Siska - Clifton Park, NY (Jim Willig)
Todd Gorsline - Milwaukee, WI (Greg Fictum)
Steven "Pooh" Williams - Richmond, VA (Bob Yurachek)
Matthew Holmes - Westhampton, NJ (Norm Mann)
Todd Western - Minneapolis, MN (Terry Sullivan)
John Mamerow - Waterford, WI (Phil Micech)
Harry Robinson - Gloversville, NY (Upstate NY AFA Alumni)
Jim Ghislain - Woodridge, IL (Jim Nugent)
David Sanders - Kalamazoo,MI (Alphonso Smith)
James Ashley - Garfield Hts, OH (Don Kempf)
Richard McCormack - Milton, MA (Larry DeVoe/Brendan Kelly)
Fred T. Wells Harrisburg, PA (Steve Oldt)
The enshrinement of this year's class of 16 new hall of famers will see the association's 38-year total number of inductees expand from 761 members to 777 members. Since the inaugural enshrinement in 1981 (including the Class of 2018) the AFA has recognized 470 players; 109 coaches; 89 executives; 33 officials; 25 pioneers; 21 media/historians; 13 trainer/equipment men; 6 associated with youth football; 6 involved with international semi-pro; 4 from the women's level; and even 1 'super fan'.
As part of our event fundraiser, we are soliciting sponsors/donors. Sponsors and donors will be acknowledged during our live hall of fame webcast, receive a listing in our souvenir program and will be posted on our event banner. Just click any of the links below:
- Crowdfunding Campaign
- Sponsorship Form
- AFA Hall of Fame Online Auction Fund Raiser
2017 Event Archives:
- 2017 Hall of Fame Dinner Program
- 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Facebook Photo Album
- 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Webcast