The Gipper Posted October 25, 2010 Report Share Posted October 25, 2010 In lieu of doing this as a trivia, I will just here provide you with "Factoids" about Hall of Fame Presenters. 1. Otto Graham chose Paul Brown to be his presenter when he was inducted into the PFHOF. 2. Paul Brown chose Otto Graham to be his presenter when he was inducted into the PFHOF. 3. Bob Waterfied's HOF presenter was Pat O'Brien, the actor who played Knute Rockne. 4. Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices have served as HOF presenters: William O. Douglas was the presenter for Jimmy Conzelman and Byron "Whizzer" White was the presenter for Walt Keisling. White of course played in the NFL and was a teammate of Keislings. 5. U.S. Congressman Frank T. Bow from Canton was the presenter for Mel Hein. Frank T. Bow had the Federal Building in Canton named after him. That Federal Building was constructed on the site of the Huppmobile dealership where the NFL was founded. 6. All 4 of Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen [of the Apocalypse]" served as presenters for the PFHOF's initial class in 1963: Elmer Layden presented Ernie Nevers Don Miller presented Bronko Nagurski Jimmy Crowley presented Curly Lambeau Harry Stuhldreher presented Sammy Baugh (Stuhldreher was a Massillon native) 7. Jim Brown's presenter was his attorney (but he was also an old friend from Manhasset HS where JB attended) 8. Jackie Smith's presenter was his "long time friend" Mark Vittert, who some has suspected of also being Smith's "Gay Partner". 9. Woody Hayes was the presenter for former OSU player Jim Parker. 10. Jimmy Johnson....the Cornerback for the Niners, not the big hair ex Cowboy Coach, had his brother Rafer Johnson present him. Rafer Johnson was the Gold Medal Winner of the Decathlon in the 1960 Olympics. He is also the person who wrestled the gun away from RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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