KIEL, BLAIR

BLAIR KIEL  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 9, 1998 in Columbus, IN
       
Date of Birth:  November 29, 1961 in Columbus

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.