MVC Alumnus Ron Hall to be Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Missouri Valley College alumnus Ron Hall ’59 will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Hall’s induction is to take place in Independence, Missouri the weekend of November 11-12.
Hall graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He lettered three years in track and field and was a four-year letterman in football. While playing for the Vikings, Hall earned MCAU All-Conference honors his junior and senior year and Little College All-American honors as a senior. Hall played in four post-season bowl games, including the Tangerine and All-American Bowls, and became a member of the Missouri Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971.
Following graduation, Hall continued his football career playing one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers and seven seasons for the Boston Patriots. Hall was selected to the All-AFL Team on two occasions; was selected to the Patriots 1960s All Decade Team at safety by the Patriot fans; was selected by the Boston media to the Patriots 35th Anniversary team as a defensive safety in 1995; currently holds two interception records with the Patriots: 3 in a game and 11 in a season and is 3rd in career interceptions with 30; and was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame in 2012.
An MVC reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, November 11. The reception will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center with a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 12 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. The enshrinement reception will be held at 12 p.m. with the banquet and ceremony to follow at 1 p.m., tickets cost $150 and must be purchased in advance.
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center has a block of rooms available. To book a room, please contact the hotel at 816-908-9600 and reference the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame to receive a discount. If you plan to attend any of the events or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Aimee Dwyer at 660-831-4010, reservations must be made by Thursday, October 26.