Former Penn High, Notre Dame and NFL standout lineman Mike Rosenthal will headline the latest class for the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, the St. Joe Valley Chapter announced Wednesday.
Dr. Paul Macri, former team physician at Howe, Mishawaka High School and John Adams High School and Ron Fellows, former star running back at Washington High School will also be inducted.
Mike is a 1995 graduate of Penn High School. He was a High School All-American, All-State and All-Conference player. He was named Indiana Player of the year in 1994 by USA Today and Gatorade Circle of Champions.
Mike went on to play at the University of Notre Dame. In 1998 he was a Walter Camp First Team All-American and AP and Football News Second Team All-American. He was a Notre Dame Team Captain in 1998.
Mike played 9 years in the NFL. He played four years with the New York Giants, four years with the Minnesota Vikings and ended his career in 2007 with the Miami Dolphins.
Mike and his family reside in Austin, Texas. He is currently the head football coach at Austin High School.
Ron is a 1977 graduate from Washington High School. Ron was an All-Conference and All-State running back and defensive back. He was named an All American while at Washington. He was the Tribune Offensive Player of the year in 1976 and established the record for pass interceptions at Washington that same year. In addition, he was All-Conference in Track and Basketball, winning the state 120 yard High Hurdles in 1977.
From Washington, Ron went on to the University of Missouri where he lettered for two years playing as a defensive back.
Ron was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1981 and played with Dallas through 1986. While at Dallas he played a defensive back position. He had 19 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries and returned punts and kick offs. He was a Dallas team captain.
Ron ended his career as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987-1988.
Ron and his family reside in Elk Grove, California.
Dr. Paul Macri
In addition to his practice as a Family Physician, Dr. Macri was the team physician at Howe (1960-1961), Mishawaka High School (1968-1975) and John Adams High School (1975-1982).
A 1953 graduate of Mishawaka High School, Dr. Macri went on to Wabash College, then to Medical School at Indiana University, graduating in 1962. Dr. Macri has received countless awards and honors and has been published frequently about sports medicine and athletic trainer responsibilities. He was inducted into the Mishawaka Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.