Front Panel HOF
Director J.R. Rinaldi
(founder, Charles "Charlie" Bowersox in 1981)

This year’s HOF Dinner at Tozzi’s on 12th will be Wednesday, October 25th. 
Social Hour will begin at 5 pm with dinner promptly at 6 pm.  Tickets are $35.00 each.
Reservations can be mailed to: “Canton McKinley Hall of Fame” 220 Harter Ave NW Canton Ohio 44708.
Please make checks payable to “McKinley Hall of Fame”. You can also Email reservations to:
McKinley Hall of Fame pre-game ceremonies will take place against Massillon Washington on Saturday, October 28th, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.


2017 Canton McKinley Football Hall of Fame
Wednesday, October 25th at Tozzi's on 12th Street



Canton McKinley Football Hall of Fame 
Presenting the 342 Members 
(in alphabetical order of last name)
••2017 Class is listed in CAPS and BOLD••
Jimmy Aiken
Frank Alberta
Tillman Allen
Ed Andrade
Rick Asbury
Abe Aslanides
Gene Austin
Joe Babics
Robert Ballard
Pete Ballos
Nick Barbosa
John Barnett
Oscar Barkey
Jack Barthel
Daryl Bazen
Mike Beadle
Robert Becker
Reuben Bell
Obie Bender
Elbert Bradley
Jon Brandyberry
Fred Blosser
Charles E. Bowersox
Ted Bowersox
John M. Brideweser
Jim Bridges
Marcus Bronson
Christopher M.Brooks Sr.
Dan E. Brooks
Harold Broda
Adrian Brown
Carey Brown
Dean Brown
Mark Brown
Matt Brown
Richard Brown
Chè Bryant
Garland Burns
Ron Burr
Garrett Bush
Ken Bush
Mike Carbone
Joe Card
Ron Carnahan
Jack Carney
Eric Carter
Brian Chaney
Rev. Jesse Chenault
Ron Chismar
Cornell Cindea
Randy Clark
Chris Clax
Larry Clayton
Chuck Clawson
Ed Cobett
John Cobett
John Colceri
Carey Cook
Gordon Cook
Gordon Cook
Tim Cook
Jack Crider
Matt Curry
Mike Daniels
Bob Davie
Scott Davis
Gerald Davidson
Floyd Day
George DeStefano
Alex DiMarzio
Rob Dine
Junior DiPietro
Scott Dixon
Tony Dominick
Mike Doss
Walt Dotson
Ray Ellis
Bill Erlitz
Don Everrett
John Fach
Shawn Fagan
Nick Faulkner
Randy Faulkner
Junius Ferrall
Ralph Fife
Todd Fisher
Ed Floyd
Tony Floyd
Arnie Fontes
Wayne Fontes
Terry Forbes
Lonnie Ford
Clifford Frazier
Robert Frazier
John Frigley
Dave Gable
Joe Gallo
James Gamble
Anthie Garrison
Lee Geiselman
Chuck Gelal Jr.
Gene Gelal
Ernie Ghezzi
Denver Gibson
Don Geroge
John Goodrich
Rodney Gordon
Bill Green
Herb Greene
Phil Giavasis
Euley Glenn Jr.
Ed Grimsley
Dan Grimsley
Glenda Grimsley
Ike Grimsley
John Grimsley
Williard Grimsley
Bill Guedel
Martin Gyalog

Earl Haas
Antonio Hall
Ken Hall
Rashan Hall
Willie Hall
John Halter
Bill Haines
Larry Haines
Ian Hamilton,
Ray Hamilton
Humphrey Harmony
Denell Harris
Jasper Harris
Jim Harris
Lou Harris
Nate Harris
Tim Hawk
Mike Hedrick Jr.
Ryan Henry
Scott Herrington
Alfred Hill
Paul Hobbs
Sam Hodnick
Dr. Mark Hontas
Jerry Hontas
Roch Hontas
Andre Hooks
Terrell Hubbard
John Huff
Mosie Hunter
John Infantides
Dale L. Jackson
Gerald Jackson
Herm Jackson
Stan Jackson
Troy Jackson
Greg Jenkins
Jeff Jenkins
Troy Jenkins
Darrett Jeter
Dr. James Johns M.D.
Ben Johnson
Jim Johnson
John Johnston
Ed Jones
Eric Jurkovic

Pete Kalogeras
Emil Kamp
Dick Kempthorn
Eric Kempthorn
Bob Kettlewell
Don Killians
Craig Kintz
Jeremy Kirkpatrick
Mike Kissenberger
John Kompara
Julius Lancaster
Russ Latimer
Ralph Lazar
Ben Lee
Jim Lerario
Doyle Lewis
Henry Lewis
Ida Lewis
Sid Lewis
Dwight Lewis
Bob Lilly
Elijah Lipkins
Eric Llewellyn
Harold Locker
Bob Lombardi
Shauntel Lodge
Herm Lombardi
Dr. Richard L. Manns
Andy Marantides
Lou Mariano
Jamar Martin
Paul Martin
Phil Martin
Ron Martin
Jesse Mason
Fred Matthews
Carlos McClain
Ben McDaniels

Josh McDaniels
Tremaine McElroy
Frank McLeod
Edgar Miller
John 'Spider' Miller
Leonard Miller
Warren Miller
Clem Mitchell
Kinta Mitchell
Fritz Montgomery
Glenda Moore
Jonathan Moore
Marion Motley
Jim Muzzy
Bob Nau
Brian Nau
Don Nehlen
Bob Neff
Jerry Nemeth
Norman Noel
Dr. Bill Nucklos
Mike O'Brovac
Nick Obrovac
Nick Obrovac 
Henry Palombo
Nick Palumbo
Bob Parks
Ernie Parks
Sam Parks
Victor Parks
Gerald Partick
Jim Patterson
Julio Patterson
Dick Paul
Dwight V. Peabody
Tom Peloso
Ron Perdue
Jerome Perrin
Kenny Peterson
Nick Petroff
Bob Pickard
Eli Popa
Lueby Popoff
Gary Pounds
Ed Pucci
Ralph Pucci
Joe Pujazon


John Ramos
Tony Ranalli
Ross Rankin
Jim Rawers
Frank Reale
Herman "Bup" Rearick
Rocco Rich
Jaiyvonne Richards
Jeff Richardson
Dan Risaliti
Arthur Rittersbaugh
Garland Rivers
Paul Robinson
Richard Roknich
John Rogers
Dan Roman
Jim Roman
Nick Roman
Nick Roman
Tony Rotunno
Nick Rotz
Demarlo Rozier
Doug Rubie
Gary Rushe
Vern Russell
Lester Saunders
Troy Sanders
Tom Samuels
Don Scott
Tom Scott
George Schuster
Ernie Scheeler
Scott Shaw
Chuck Shoenfelt
Irwin Shopbell
Paul Shimek
Tom Sirgo
Jeff Smith
John Henry Smith
Kevin Smith
Mark Smith
Steve Smith
William E Smith Jr.
Percy Snow
Jim Snyder
Bob Spencer
Pete Spera
Nick Stephenson
David M. Stevenson Jr.
Ron Stokes
Gaylord Sweat
Charles "Buddy" Taylor
Juan Taylor
David Terrell
Mark Thewes
Frank Thomas
Les Thompson
Bob Tucci
Dave Turner
Jimmy Vance
Rich VanVoorhis
Tim Walls
Chester Warren
Wade Watts
Mel Weatherspoon
Tom Weber
Howard Wertman
Howard Wetzel
William Wetzel
Ron Wilds
Bob Williams
Clem Williams
Hymie Williams
Jerry Williams
Frye Wilson
Sterling Winn
Todd Worthington
Rick Worstell
Chuck Wright
Harold Wyandt 
Nick Xides
Artis Zachary
Frank Zazula




Class of 2016

2016 McKinley Hall of Fame Induction Class 

The McKinley Football Hall Of Fame is proud to announce its newest class and celebrate the 1998 State Div. 1 Football Champions


“I am very pleased to announce our new members of the Canton McKinley Football Hall of Fame. We continue to celebrate the tradition of Canton McKinley High School with this year’s class of inductees,” McKinley Hall of Fame Director J.R. Rinaldi says. “This honored tradition was the vision of Charlie Bowersox and with the induction of this year’s class, we will have honored 340 past Canton McKinley football greats.” It will also be the 32nd Anniversary for the Hall of Fame with the inaugural class being inducted in 1981. 

McKinley Hall of Fame pre-game ceremonies will take place against Perry on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at Central Catholic Stadium with the HOF Dinner at Tozzi’s on 12th 4210 12th Street N.W. Thursday, October 20th. 5pm Cocktails (Cash Bar) with dinner promptly at 6pm. Tickets are $35.00 each. Reservations can be mailed to: “Canton McKinley Hall of Fame” 220 Harter Ave NW Canton Ohio 44708. Please make checks payable to “McKinley Hall of Fame”. You can also Email reservations to:   

Media Requests to: J.R. Rinaldi @ 

J.R. Rinaldi E.M., C.
Director, McKinley Football Hall of Fame

Steve Smith
#52 C/LB
McK 2016 HOF S Smith PBW
Named outstanding McKinley lineman in the back-to-back state championship seasons of 1997 & 98.  
1st Team All Ohio as offensive lineman in senior season of 1988. Continued his education and football career at Kent State University.
Mike Doss
#27 RB/DB
McK 2016 HOF doss PBW 
In 1998, led team in scoring (134 points), rushing (1,454 yards), kickoff returns (572 yards) & interceptions (3).  All-time leader in interceptions, and in top 10 in school history in rushing and scoring.  One of a select group winning football titles in high school, college and the NFL.
Ben McDaniels
#12 QB
McK 2016 HOF McDaniels PBW 
In leading team to back-to-back state titles, ranks as school’s all-time leader in yards passing in career (5,830 yards) and touchdown passes (50).  Ben joins his brother Josh (Class of 2013) in the McKinley HOF.  He is in his 1st season as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bears.
Antonio Hall
#73 OT/DT
McK 2016 HOF Hall PBW 
As a junior lineman, two-way starter on state championship team.  In his senior season of 1999, named MVP/TEAM Leadership (Don Scott Award) and outstanding lineman (Edgar “Rip” Miller Award).  Continued his education and football career at the Univ. of Kentucky.
Andre Hooks
#86 WR/DB
McK 2016 HOF Hooks PBW 
1998: Marion Motley Award (Outstanding offensive end or back)                                       Led team in receiving yards (844-3rd in school history), catches (43) and 2nd in tds (10).   1999: 2nd Team All Ohio as punter.  Was a starter on offense, defense and special teams.
Garrett Bush
#71 G/DE

McK 2016 HOF Bush PBW 
1998 & 1999: 2-year, 2-way starter at offensive guard and defensive end for the Bulldogs.   Continued his education and football career at Ohio University.
Kevin Smith
#84 DE/TE
McK 2016 HOF K Smith PBW 
1998: Ended his career with 4 sacks in the 1998 state title game.  1999: 2nd team  All-Ohio, leading his team in tackles for losses.  Earned a football scholarship to the University of Indiana.
Scott Shaw
#57 G/OLB
McK 2016 HOF Shaw PBW 
Listed at 163 pounds, recognized as defensive player of week in Pups O.T. win at Boardman.  Recovered a fumble and recorded 2 QB sacks vs. Massillon in week #10.  Dick Kempthorn Award winner, excelling on defense.
John Johnston
McK 2016 HOF Johnston PBW
Spent a dozen seasons on the McKinley coaching staff (coaching linebackers or defensive backs throughout the decade of the 80’s).   Coached in 4 post seasons, including in state championship games in 1981 and 1985.
McKinley Football
Hall of Fame
McK 2016 HOF Bulldogs PBW 
John 'Spider' Miller
McK 2016 HOF Miller PBW 
17 seasons as a McKinley Assistant Coach (1983-1999) and Head Coach (2000-02).  Coached the defensive backs on the back-to-back state title teams of 1997-98.  In his 20 years on the Bulldogs coaching staff, McKinley earned 9 trips to the post season, appearing in 3 state title games.
McKinley Football
Hall of Fame
McK 2016 HOF Bulldogs PBW 


Class of 2015

The McKinley Football Hall Of Fame is proud to announce its newest class and celebrate the 1997 State Div. 1 and USA Today National Championships

Kenny Peterson 
DeMarlo Rozier
 Jamar Martin
Les Thompson
Matt Curry 
Rashan Hall
James Gamble
Tom Peloso - Support Staff 
Scott Davis - Broadcaster


Kenny Peterson2015 McK HOF Peterson
All Ohio Division 1 Player of the Year, NE Inland District Defensive Player of year in 1996 and 1997, Edgar “Rip” Miller Award Winner, 3-year letterman, Led team in sacks with 15 -1997, Led team with tackles for loss in 1997 with 22, Had 101 tackles in 1997.
Tom Peloso
2015 McK HOF Peloso
Longtime Assistant Equipment Manager/Volunteer who would have celebrated his 18th season with the Pups in 2015. Passed away in January after a courageous battle with Cancer. 
Demarlo Rozier
2015 McK HOF Rozier
All Ohio 1st Team, NE Inland District Offensive POY in 1997, NE Inland District 1st team, Don Scott Award Winner, Scored 192 points and rushed for 1514 yards in 1997, Averaged 7.9 yards a carry, caught 18 passes for 217 yards of offense, Led team in tackles on defense with 107, 4-year letterman
Rashan Hall
2015 McK HOF Hall
 NE Inland District Honorable Mention  - LB, Team leader who was injured late in season or he would have gathered many post season awards, Dick Kempthorn Award Winner, 4 year Letterman 
Jamar Martin
2015 McK HOF Martin
All Ohio 1st Team, NE Inland District 1st team - RB, Mike Kissengerger Award, Averaged 6.2 yards per carry, 4-year letterman 
 Cornell Cindea
2015 McK HOF Cindea
 Longtime McKinley Football contributor
Matt Curry
2015 McK HOF Curry
All Ohio 2nd Team, NE Inland District 1st team - WR, 924 receiving yards on 52 receptions in 1997 with 10 touchdowns, Marion Motley Award Winner, 3-year letterman 
Scott Davis
2015 McK HOF Davis
Entering his 41st year of broadcasting. Longtime voice of CCS TV-11 Coaches Corner and WOAC TV67 Sports Director. His dedication to McKinley Football needs no explanation.
James Gamble
2015 McK HOF Gamble
2-way starter / tied Matt Curry for team lead in Touchdowns and Fred Wilcox for interceptions, NE Inland District Honorable Mention, 592 receiving yards on 28 grabs in 1997   10 TD, 3-year Letterman.
Les Thompson
2015 McK HOF Thompsom
All Ohio 2nd Team, NE Inland District 1st team - OL, Edgar “Rip” Miller Award Winner, 3-year letterman
2015 McK HOF no name
Euley Glenn Jr.
2015 McK HOF Euley
 Longtime McKinley Football contributor