JEROME P. SHAY
Inducted: June 23, 1996 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: July 10, 1944 in Gary, IN
High School Attended: Gary Lew Wallace Graduated: 1962
High School Honors: 3 letters in football; co-captain in 1961; earned All-American Honors; named by Gary Post Tribune to All-City Team; Chicago Tribune All-Star 1960-1961.
College Attended: Purdue University Graduated: 1966
College Honors: 3-year football letter winner; co-captain 1965; All-Big Ten in 1964 and 1965; selected to All-American Team by Sportswriters Association and UPI Coaches Board; played in the East-West and the Chicago Tribune All-Star Games; played in the Hula Bowl.
Professional Athletic Background: #1 pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1966 as a defensive tackle; played for Vikings 1966-1967; played for Atlanta Falcons 1968-1969 and New York Giants 1970-1972; member of Giants scouting staff since 1977 and currently serves as Assistant Director of College Scouting; Giants won two Super Bowls, XXI in 1986 and XXV in 1990, while he worked with personnel selection through the draft.
Special Recognition: Inducted into Gary, Indiana Hall of Fame; 2010 induction into Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame.
Family: Wife, Cynthia; three daughters, Tiffany, Shannon, and Jeri.
(Updated December 2011)