In January, it was announced that UK football great Art Still would be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and after almost a year of waiting, the big day is finally here. Tomorrow night, Still and the rest of this year’s Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the 58th annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner in New York City. The festivities include a news conference at 9 a.m. and the dinner at 8 p.m., both of which will be held at the Waldorf Astoria and broadcast on ESPN3. We’ll bring you the highlights.
For you younger UK football fans, Still played defensive end at Kentucky from 1974-77 under Coach Fran Curci, helping the Wildcats to a 19-4 record, a #6 national ranking, and a Peach Bowl win in his final two seasons. He was a four-year starter who totaled 327 tackles during his career, a unanimous first-team All-America selection in 1977 and a finalist for the Lombardi Award and the UPI National Lineman of the Year.
Still was the second pick of the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft and had a record-setting 12-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, set Kansas City records for most sacks in a career (73) and season (14.5, twice), and was second in team history in total tackles (992).
Enjoy your big day, Art.