2020 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony


The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum marks its 40th anniversary with a virtual induction ceremony for 2020.

Jordan Kent of NBC Sports Northwest is the master of ceremonies with KGW’s Orlando Sanchez.

2020 inductees include:

Craig Hanneman: All-American football player at Oregon State; played for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL

John Jaha: Portland native; played Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics

Rockne Freitas: Played football at Oregon State; played for the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL

Tiffeny Milbrett: Portland native; Olympic gold and silver medalist; University of Portland soccer star; played for the 1999 Gold Cup winning U.S. national team

Tom Jernstedt: Posthumous induction for the McMinnville native, who spent his career as a basketball administrator for the NCAA and was instrumental in the rise of March Madness

Former Portland Trail Blazers star forward Brian Grant also receives the Commitment to Community award for his life-long service to charity and public support organizations and for founding the Brian Grant Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

The ceremony also includes appearances from Nike founder Phil Knight; Trail Blazers legend and Hall of Famer Bill Walton; NFL greats Mel Renfro, Neil Lomax and Dan Fouts; Nike shoe design icon Tinker Hatfield; and legendary Trail Blazers announcer Bill Schonely.

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame also awards scholarships to Oregon high school scholar-athletes.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

Gabriel Knox, Harrisburg High School
Lesly LuJan Lopez, Beaverton High School
Johnny Martinez, David Douglas High School
Taylor Ramirez, Gresham High School
Maxwell Reed, Oregon City High School
Jillian Rudolf, North Lake High School

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