August 20, 2014

Ahman Green headlines Nebraska’s Black Sports Hall of Fame class

Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame’s induction class for 2012 includes former pro athletes Ahman Green, Erick Strickland, Reshea Bristol, Jarvis Redwine and Kerry Trotter and several others will be inducted in a ceremony on July 28 at North Omaha’s Boys and Girls Club.

Green, from Omaha Central, is the Green Bay Packers’ all-time rushing leader. Strickland, from Bellevue West, spent nine seasons in the NBA and Redwine, eligible for the hall as a former college athlete in the state, was in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Bristol, from Omaha Bryan, and Trotter, from Omaha Creighton Prep, played in European pro basketball leagues.

Others to be inducted include: Thomas “Marvin” Hall (track), John Mackey (basketball) and David Washington (wrestling) from Omaha Tech, Byron McCane (football) from Boys Town, Lionel McPhaull (track) from Omaha North and Sarah Lyons (track) from Omaha Brownell-Talbot.