College Football HOF

College Football HOF 2005 Enshrinement Festival

The College Football Hall of Fame held their Class of 2005 Enshrinement Festival this month in South Bend, Indiana. The Hall of Fame extended Helmet Hut a special invitation to this year's event to formally introduce the Official Vintage College Football Hall of Fame Helmet and the line of other licensed vintage college helmets offered by Helmet Hut and their exclusive webstore Gridiron Memories.
The 2005 Class included such college football legends as Jack Tatum (Ohio State), Joe Kapp (Cal), Ray Guy (Southern Miss), Jim Mandich (Michigan), Bob Anderson (Army) and Lydell Mitchell (Penn State). Helmet Hut was especially excited about the enshrinement of Joe Kapp and Bob Anderson of whom Helmet Hut had the past pleasure of reproducing their playing days helmets for them and featuring them in Helmet Hut articles.
The weekend gala included a golf outing, parade, fanfest and the formal enshrinement dinner and ceremony. One of the highlights of the event was the annual flag football game played by the new enshrinement class. It was a classic replay moment when Joe Kapp called a multiple lateral play reminiscent of the storied "The Play" when Cal, coached by the same Mr. Kapp, refused to give up and after countless laterals scored a winning last second kickoff return against John Elway's Stanford team in 1982. Unfortunately, Joe and his Hall of Fame teammates did not realize similar success this time as they were flagged for a forward lateral as the crowd chastised the officials for their lack of compassionate discretion. The forever young and athletic Ray Guy, looking like he could still punt high ones for the Raiders, was named MVP of the game with two touchdown receptions and an interception. 
The following pictures reflect some of this year's pageantry and color:


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