McKinley Alumni in NFL, NBA, Olympics and of note
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McKINLEY ALUMNI

THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE as Players
Se'Von Pittman
2017, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joseph Morgan
2012-2015, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens

Reggie Corner
2008-2009, Buffalo Bills

Tyler Everett
2006-2007, Chicago Bears (Super Bowl 2007), Dallas Cowboys

Mike Doss
2003-2008, Indianapollis Colts (Super Bowl Champion 2007), Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals

Kenny Peterson
2003-2009, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos

Jamar Martin
2002-2006, Dallas Cowboys; Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Denver Broncos

Percy Snow
1990-1993, Kansas City Chiefs; Chicago Bears

Dean Brown
1990-1992, Indianapolis Colts; San Diego Chargers

Garland Rivers
1987, Chicago Bears

Sid Lewis
1987, New York Jets

Ed Grimsley
1987, Indianpollis Colts

John Grimsley
1984-1993, Houston Oilers; Miami Dolphins. One Time NFL Pro Bowler, 1988

Ray Ellis
1981-1987, Philadelphia Eagles (Super Bowl 1981); Cleveland Browns

Mike Obrovac
1981-1983, Cincinnati Bengals (Super Bowl 1982)

Nick Roman
1970-1972, Cincinnati Bengals; Cleveland Browns

Wayne Fontes
1962, New York Titans (renamed Jets)

John Sedlock
1960, Buffalo Bills

John Kompara
1960, Los Angeles Chargers

Eli Popa
1952, Chicago Cardinals

Jack Dugger
1947-1949, Detroit Lions; Chicago Bears

Marion Motley
1946-1955, Cleveland Browns; Pittsburgh Steelers

Ralph Fife
1942-1946, Chicago Cardinals; Pittsburgh Steelers

Wayne Gift
1937, Cleveland Rams

Denver "Butch" Gibson
1930-1934, New York Giants

Harold "Hal" Broda
1927, Cleveland Bulldogs

Harold Zerbe
1926, Canton Bulldogs

Ed "Pete" Rate
1923, Milwaukee Badgers

Dwight Peabody
1920-1922, Columbus Panhandles; Toledo Maroons

Maurice 'Smoke' Smalley
1913, Canton Pros 
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Coaching, as Assistants, on Pro Staffs as members
Josh McDaniels
2012-2015, Offensive Coordinator New England Patriots; 2011, O.C. St. Louis Rams; 2009-10 (Head Coach) Denver Broncos; 2001-2008, (QB Coach / OC) New England Patriots. (Super Bowl Champion 2002, 2004, 2005; Super Bowl 2008)

Ben McDaniels
2009-10 (Quarterback Assistant Coach) Denver Broncos

Phil Armatas
2010, (on staff) Denver Broncos

C. J. Potter
2009, Cleveland Browns (Training Staff)

Wayne Fontes
1988-1996, Detroit Lions head coach

Paul Bixler
1954-1962, Cleveland Browns (director of player personnel)

Dr. Harry March
1925, New York Giants

Harry Hazlett
1913-1915, Canton Pros and Canton Bulldogs

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

ENSHRINED IN THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
 Marion Motley
Inducted in 1968 for his career with the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSCOCIATION as Players
 Keith McLeod
2003-2009; Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder

Mike Hawkins
1996-2001, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers

Eric Snow
1995-2009, Seattle SuperSonics (NBA Finals 1996), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA Finals 2001), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA Finals 2007)

Gary Grant
1988-2001, Los Angles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers

Phil Hubbard
1979-1989, Detroit Pistons; Cleveland Cavaliers

Nick Weatherspoon
1973-1980, Capitol Bullets, Washington Bullets (NBA Finals 1975, Eastern Conference Finals MVP 1975), Seattle SuperSonics, Chicago Bulls, San Diego Clippers
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSCOCIATION as Coaches, Assistants or on Staff
Phil Hubbard
2003-2009, Washington Wizards
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

NBA's J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD from the PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Eric Snow
2004-2005, with the Cleveland Cavailers

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

OLYMPIC GAMES as GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
 Phil Hubbard
Games of the XXIst Olympiad - 1976, Montreal, Canada

Ronnie Harris
Games of the XIX Olympiad - 1968, Mexico City, Mexico

Harry Steel
Games of the VIIth Olympiad - 1924, Paris France 
 

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USA MEN'S UNDER-19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS as SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
Raymar Morgan
2007 - July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

THE NCAA MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS DIVISION II - FINDLAY OILERS
 Marcus Parker
2009 - Findlay Oilers, (Undefeated 36-0)

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

CFP and BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSOHIO STATE BUCKEYES
 Steve Miller
 2014 - Ohio State, (14-1)

Kenny Peterson
2002 - Ohio State, (Undefeated 14-0)

Mike Doss
2002 - Ohio State, (Undefeated 14-0)

 

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PARALYMIC GAMESBRONZE MEDAL WINNERS
Sandy Dukat
2006 - Winter Paralympic Games in Sestriere, Italy for events in women's slalom

Sandy Dukat
2002 - Winter Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City for events in the Super G and Slalom

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

VARIOUS HONORS at the OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Paul Bixler
Head Coach Ohio State Football 1946

Don Scott
Ohio State Football 1938-1940, OSU Hall Of Fame, inducted 1988

Jack Dugger
Ohio State Basketball and Football 1942-44, OSU Hall Of Fame, inducted 1979

Harley M. 'Marty' Mull
Ohio State Swimming 1962-1964, OSU Hall Of Fame, inducted 2002

Harry Steel
Ohio State Wrestling - Football 1922-1924, OSU Hall Of Fame, inducted 1980

McKINLEY ALUMNI

VARIOUS HONORS at the UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN
Phil Hubbard
1976-1979, The University of Michigan Basketball

 Richard 'Dick' Kempthorn
Gary Grant
Members of the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

VARIOUS HONORS at the UNIVERSITY of NOTRE DAME
Dean Brown
1990 commencement speaker at Notre Dame

McKINLEY ALUMNI

VARIOUS HONORS at the UNIVERSITY of WEST VIRGINIA
 Don Nehlen
Head Coach, 1976- 2000. Undefeated National Champions 1988

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

VARIOUS HONORS at the UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS
Nick Weatherspoon
Illini Men's Basketball All-Century Team (Named in 2004)

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL of FAME
Don Nehlen
Head Coach, 1968-1975 Bowling Green State University and 1976- 2000 West Virginia

Ben Schwartzwalder
Head Coach, 1946-1948 Muhlenberg College and 1949-1973 Syracuse, Undefeated National Champions 1959

Edgar 'Rip' Miller
One of Notre Dame's Seven Mules; Head Coach, 1931-1933 Navy; 1948-174 Navy Asst. A.D.

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY HALL of FAME
Keith McLeod
MAC Player of the Year 2002, second all-time at BGSU for points scored (1,895). Mid-American Conference Champion.

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

The ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME
THE O'JAYS

Eddie Levert
vocals; born June 16, 1942

Bobby Massey
vocals; born

William Powell
vocals; born January 20, 1942, died May 26, 1977

Sammy Strain
vocals; born December 9, 1941

Walter Williams
vocals; born August 25, 1942
 

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Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association HALL of FAME
Mike Riley
Class of 2009

Dave Hoover
Class of 2008

Herman 'Bup' Rearick
Class of 1988

Ken Newlon
Class of 1987

 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

PARADE MAGAZINE's HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICANS
Antonio Hall
2000, Lineman

Kenny Peterson
1998, Lineman

Che Bryant
1994, Defensive Back

Dean Brown
1986, Lineman

Brian 'Roch' Hontas
1975, Quarterback

Jonathan Moore
1974, Running Back

Rocco Rich
1969, Lineman

Pete Kalogeras
1964, Running Back

Jim Roman
1964, Lineman
 

McKINLEY ALUMNI

STARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HALL of FAME
Lou Mariano
Class of 2016 

Che Bryant
Class of 2016 

Antonio Hall
Class of 2016

Ronald (Ike) Grimsley
Class of 2016

Jamar Martin
Class of 2015

DeMarlo Rozier
Class of 2014

Phil Martin
Class of 2014

John Grimsley
Class of 2014

Dean Brown
Class of 2014

Herm Jackson
Class of 2013

Garland Rivers
Class of 2012

Ben McDaniels
Class of 2012

Athie Garrison
Class of 2012

Kenny Peterson
Class of 2010

Mike Doss
Class of 2010

Thom McDaniels
Class of 2010

Dan Risaliti
Class of 2007

Rocco Rich
Class of 2007

Bobby Williams
Class of 2006

Ralph Pucci
Class of 2006

Joe Pujazon
Class of 2004

Ray Ellis
Class of 2004

Wayne Fontes
Class of 2003

Brian 'Roch' Hontas
Class of 2003

Dick Kempthorn
Class of 2003

Don Scott
Class of 2003

Percy Snow
Class of 2003

Marion Motley
Class of 2002, first year of Hall of Fame
 
 

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