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    Former Football Player Chris Hinton to be Honored



    Sept. 19, 2000

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Chris Hinton, a former All-America offensive lineman at Northwestern University, will be inducted into the Kelly Tires Blue-Gray Classic Hall of Fame. The announcement was made recently by the Executive Committee of the Kelly Tires Blue-Gray Classic football game.

    Hinton was a four-year letterwinner at Northwestern. He captained the Wildcats as a senior in 1982, and was named the team's Most Valuable Player that year. Hinton then played in the 1982 Blue-Gray Classic and the 1982 Senior Bowl before embarking on a 12-year career in the NFL that included seven Pro Bowls and five All-Pro selections.

    Hinton will be inducted along with four others at a black-tie reception and banquet scheduled for October 3 at the Montgomery (Ala.) Civer Center. The other inductees are former Auburn head coach Pat Dye, former Pitt coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Gottfried, former Virginia Tech and NFL quarterback Don Strock, and former Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes.

    The Hall of Fame was established in 1990. It exists to recognize past participants in the Blue-Gray football game who have distinguished themselves in football and made exceptional contributions to the Blue-Gray Association and society.

    For more information on the Blue-Gray Association, please call (334) 265-1266.