Honours for Danny Mac & another one-time Tiger-Cat

Copied from rodpederson.com:

Three-time Grey Cup champion and CFL 4th all-time leading passer Danny McManus has been selected for 2016 induction into Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2016 includes Joe Namath, Ron “Jaws? Jaworski, former Ticat Don Maynard, Billy Kilmer, Daryle Lamonica and Dan Pastorini. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Silverton Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. The wife of former CFL’er O.J. Brigance – Chanda Brigance – will also receive the Sylvia Mackey Woman of the Year Award that evening. A dinner and golf tournament will adjoin the event.

Born in Dania Beach, FL on June 17, 1965, Danny McManus starred at Florida State University where the Seminoles won the 1987 Fiesta Bowl in a game Danny was named MVP. McManus was drafted in 1988 by the Kansas City Chiefs and found his way to the CFL in 1990 where he would spend the next 17 seasons until his retirement in 2006. During his CFL career, McManus suited up for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders.

His 53,255 passing yards rank 4th all-time in the Canadian Football League and he won Grey Cups in 1990, 1994 and 1999. The 6’0? quarterback was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1999 as well as MVP of that year’s Grey Cup. In 2005 he won the Tom Pate Memorial Award and in 2011 McManus was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Since December of 2013, Danny has been the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Assistant General Manager and Director of U.S. Scouting.

Other CFL Alumni inducted into the Gridiron Greats include George Reed, Hugh Campbell, Angelo Mosca, Matt Dunigan, Ray Elgaard and Marv Levy.

The mission at Gridiron Greats is to assist retired NFL players and their families in dire need. Gridiron Greats provides hands on assistance to help players and their families deal with hardships they face after football. Our services include medical, housing and financial assistance. You can learn more at GridironGreats.Org.

Congrats Danny Mac! :thup: