Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame

Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame

The Gridiron Greats is a non for profit charity founded by Mike Ditka.  As a goodwill gesture, and with the idea of football is football no matter where it is played, the Gridiron Greats and CFL Alumni Association have “joined hands across the border” to raise awareness and funds of those former players in need.

Local CFLAA members associations are asked to nominate a worthy candidate for the Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame. (http://www.gridirongreats.org/ ).

Criteria:

  • CFHOF Member who has made a significant contribution to the Alumni
  • A great player not in the CFHOF who has made a significant contribution to the Alumni
  • A former CFL player who fought through adversity and prevailed.
  • A former CFL  player who has made an extraordinary contribution  to the community and/or the Canadian Football League

The inductee will be honored at the Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner held in each year in Las Vegas, Nevada and Detroint. Michigan.(outside of Detroit)

Award Recipients

Danny McManus Gridiron Greats 2016 Introduction

2012 – Angelo Mosca

2013 – George Reed and Hugh Campbell

2014 – Matt Dunigan

2015 – Ray Elgaard

2016 – Danny McManus

2017 – Leo Ezerins

Angelo Mosca – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2012

George Reed – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2013

Hugh Campbell – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2013

Matt Dunigan – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2014

Ray Elgaard- Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2015

Fred Biletnikoff – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2015

Fred Biletnikoff played in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes as well as coached with the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes.  He also spends summers at their cottage in Vernon, BC.

Danny McManus – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2016

Danny-McManus

Leo Ezerins – Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Dinner 2017

Leo Ezerins Induction Speech at the Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Courtesy of Jim McAteer