The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame will welcome a star-studded class in 2013.
Today's announcement was made at the Champion's Club at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The enshrinement ceremony will be held in February, 2013.
Lomas Brown- Offensive tackle for 18 NFL seasons. First round pick in the 1985 NFL Draft & played for the Lions for 11 years. Selected for the Pro-Bowl 7 straight seasons. 3-time First Team All-Pro, 3-time 2nd Team All-Pro. Member of Lions 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. A key blocker for Barry Sanders. Currently working as broadcaster and analyst for ESPN & other networks.
Mateen Cleaves- A Flint native, he attended Flint Northern HS and MSU. Won Bronze Medal at 1998 FIBA World Championships. Led MSU to 2000 National Championship and named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. MSU’s only 3-time All-American, he was named Big Ten Player of the year twice. Led MSU and Conference in career assists And is MSU’s all-time steals leader. His #12 Jersey was retired in 2007, the eighth in MSU History.
Tony Dungy-A Jackson native, coached Tampa Bay to some of their greatest seasons building a team that won the Super Bowl after he left it. First African American coach to win a Super Bowl. 12 winning seasons in a row from 1997-2008. Set NFL record with 10 play-off consecutive play-off appearances in 2008. Made the playoffs every season with the Colts averaging 12 wins per year. Named to Colts Ring of Honor in 2010.
Mark Howe- A Detroit native; Won US Junior Championship in 1971 and Silver Medal at 1972 Olympics. 1973 Memorial Cup Champion and MVP in 1973. 2-time WHA All-Star, 1974 WHA Rookie of the Year, and 2-time WHA Champion. 3-time NHL All-Star, played in four All-Star games, and 3-time Norris Trophy runner-up. 1986 +/- leader. Member of US Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame. Currently Director of scouting for Red Wings.
Dick Kimball- Coached U of M diving team 1959-2002. Coached Olympic diving teams in 1964, ’80 ’84, ’88, and ’92. U of M teams won 7 Big Ten Championships and 4 NCAA titles. Four Kimball divers won Olympic Gold medals plus 2 Silver and 3 bronze. Inducted into International Swimming HOF, the U of M Athletic Hall of Honor and was awarded the Bob Ufer Award for outstanding service to U of M athletics.
Pamela McGee- A Flint native. Played for Northeastern HS leading her team to 2 state basketball championships and a 75-0 record. Received All-State and All-American honors and was the MVP in the Parade All-American Classic. Won 2 NCAA Championships at USC where her team was the most dominant in women’s basketball history. Won 1984 Olympic gold medal, 3 European League championships and was a 4-time All-Star. 2nd overall pick in inaugural WNBA Draft played 2 seasons before retiring. Served as assistant at Chicago State and the Detroit Shock when they won the 2003 WNBA Championship. Inducted into Greater Flint Afro-American HOF in 2000.
Steve Smith- Was born in Highland Park and attended Detroit Pershing HS. Went to MSU where he was the all-time leading scorer, 4th in assists and 5th in rebounds. Led MSU to Big Ten Championship and Sweet 16 appearance in 1990, First Team All-American as junior and senior Inducted into MSU Athletic HOF 2001 Best know for five years with Atlanta Hawks which included an All-Star Game appearance in 1998. One of 3 players to make seven 3-pointers in a quarter. Played for USA National Team winning gold in the 1994 World Championships, the 1999 Tournament of he Americas, and the 2000 Olympics. Won NBA Championship with Spurs in 2003.
Tyrone Wheatley- An Inkster native, he was a state champion in track and football. Michigan’s track and football athlete of the year in 1990-91 academic year. Big Ten Player of the Year and Rose Bowl MVP for U of M in 1993. All Big Ten & All-American in Track and All Big Ten in football 4-times. Earned portions of 7 Big Ten Championships in track & football. High on U of M & Big Ten records lists. Led Giants and Raiders in yardage and finished in NFL top ten in rushing TDs twice. Played in Super Bowl with Raiders.
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