Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Carl Allegretti: Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax, NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award, played football at Butler University

Tom Beck: retired Head Coach of Illinois Benedictine, Elmhurst and Grand Valley State, College Football Hall of Famer (inducted 2004), Board Member for the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter

Kevin Butler: place-kicker for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, the only player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame solely as a place-kicker (inducted 2001), played for the Georgia Bulldogs, named to the collegiate All-Century teams for Sports Illustrated and the Walter Camp Foundation

Sergio Castillo: 2013 Fred Mitchell Award recipient from West Texas A&M whose 437 career points is the most in school, conference and Division II history

Sean Gothier: National Football Foundation Minnesota Chapter Board President, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Team Selection Committee

Teddy Greenstein: Chicago Tribune college football sportswriter, Heisman Trophy voter

Randy Helt: record-setting place-kicker at Susquehanna University in 1988 and 1989, named to various All-American teams, one of three place-kickers invited to 1990 NFL Scouting Combine, instructor at kicking camps for Washington Redskins All-Pro kicker Mark Mosele

Paul Hornung: 1956 Heisman Trophy winner, two-time All-American from Notre Dame, College Football Hall of Famer (inducted 1985), Pro Football Hall of Famer (inducted 1986), Green Bay Packers halfback and place-kicker

Michael Husted: NFL place-kicker for 9 seasons and at the University of Virginia, Founder of the National Camp Series nationwide network of kicking coaches, kicking coach/consultant

Dan Jiggetts: Ivy League Hall of Famer, captain of Harvard’s football team, Chicago Bears offensive lineman, Board Member for the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter, Comcast SportsNet

Chris Kearney: National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter Board President, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Team Selection Committee, Tatum Managing Partner of the Central Region

Rick Kolaczewski: National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter Board Member and US LBM Chief Financial Officer

Conrad “Connie” Kowal: Libertyville Sports Complex, sports marketing executive formerly with the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Cubs

Marv Levy: Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach (inducted 2001), Head Coach for the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, college coach at Coe College, Wyoming and Harvard, kicking teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, special teams coach for the Los Angeles Rams

Greg Loberg: Managing Partner and Founder of Loberg Miki O’Brien accounting and tax professional services firm

Nick Lowery: Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker, Dartmouth kicker, motivational speaker

Tom Lynch: 2011 and 2010 Fred Mitchell Award recipient, place-kicker for 2011 NAIA National Champions Saint Xavier University

Steve McMichael: two-time All-American from the University of Texas, College Football Hall of Famer (inducted 2009), place-kicker and defensive tackle with the Longhorns, defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, head coach for the Chicago Slaughter (2009 Continental Indoor Football League Champions), Board Member for the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter

Jeff Michalczyk: linebacker at Drake University, received the National Football Foundation St. Louis Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award, The Private Bank Managing Director

Fred Mitchell: Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Fame (inducted 1995), Chicago Tribune sports columnist and author

Carol Monroe: Florida Citrus Sports Senior Director of Hospitality & Collegiate Conference Relations
Mark Murphy: Green Bay Packers President, Team Captain on the Washington Redskins Super Bowl teams in 1983 and 1984

Patrick Murray: Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker, 2012 Fred Mitchell Award recipient whose 25 field goals at Fordham University in 2012 were just one shy of the all-time FCS record at the time

Tom Obarski: 2014 Fred Mitchell Award recipient, record-setting kicker and punter at Concordia-St. Paul including 44 career field goals

Rob Perry: Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Team Selection Committee, high school football referee
Don Pierson: retired Chicago Tribune pro football sportswriter, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame writers’ wing

Michael Ritchey: National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter Board Member, longtime Penn State football supporter

Gale Sayers: Chicago Bears and Kansas Jayhawks running back, College Football Hall of Famer (inducted 1977), Pro Football Hall of Famer (inducted 1977), named NFL all-time halfback, NFL lifetime kickoff return leader, Sayers Corporation and the Gale Sayers Center

Jeff Schebler: 2009 Fred Mitchell Award recipient, four-time All-American place-kicker from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, scored more points than any place-kicker in NCAA history at any level

Caroline Schrenker: Indiana University Northwest Assistant Director of Community Education, Bears Care Board of Directors, Board Member for the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter

Bob Thomas: kicked the winning field goal for Notre Dame to win the 1974 National Championship, NCAA Silver Award winner, Academic All-American, place-kicker for ten seasons with the Chicago Bears, kicked one season each for the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers, former Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court

Wolfe Tone: Board Member for the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter, Herky Hawkeye mascot at the University of Iowa, Deloitte Tax Partner

Todd Wilkins: place-kicker for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater conference championship teams in the late 1980s

Gary Zauner: place-kicker for the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, NFL and College Kicking Consultant and Special Teams Coach for 13 years in the NFL with Minnesota, Baltimore and Arizona

Rob Zvonar: Head Football Coach at Lincoln-Way East High School, 2005 Illinois State Champions, 2007 Coach at the US Army All-American Bowl