BLAIR KIEL (Deceased)
Inducted: July 9, 1998 in Columbus, IN
High School Attended: Columbus East Graduated: 1980
High School Honors: Participated in football and basketball 3 years and baseball 4 years; voted captain and MVP in all 3 sports (1977-1980); 1979 All-State; earned Parade, Scholastic, Adidas, and Academic All-American Honors 1979-1980; received the Phil Eskew Mental Attitude Award in football 1979; MVP of South in North-South All-Star football game 1980.
College Attended: University of Notre DameGraduated: 1984
College Honors: 4-year starter at quarterback and punter; captain of 1983 team; holds record for longest TD pass in Notre Dame history; ranked in Top 5 in most passing categories; ranked Top 3 in career punting average.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted by NFL's Tampa Bay Bucaneers and played there 2 years; played for Indianapolis Colts 2 years, Green Bay Packers for 4 years, 1 year with Atlanta Falcons, and 1 year with Toronto Argonauts of CFL; retired after the 1992 season.
Special Recognition: Began a career as a commercial real estate developer after retiring from the NFL; served as mentor and coach to hundreds of children in youth sports programs in Carmel and Fishers areas; member of Indiana Chapter of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and chaired its Celebrity Golf Outing for over 12 years; received Mary Ann Mobley National Humanitarian Award in 1994.
Family: Wife, Melissa; children, Brittany and Brandon.
Mr. Kiel passed away April 8, 2012.