Inducted: August 10, 1991 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: July 16, 1956 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Elkhart Central Graduated: 1974
High School Honors: 1973 Most Valuable Player Award and Jack Douberteen Memorial Award; named to All-Northern Indiana Conference Defensive Unit; All-State Team junior and senior years; leading tackler 1972-1973 seasons; played in North-South All-Star Game 1974.
College Attended: University of Alabama Graduated: 1979
College Honors: Pre-season All-American 1977; played for the legendary coach, Paul "Bear" Bryant, winning the National Championship after beating Penn State in the Sugar Bowl 1978.
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Green Bay Packers 1979-1986; was Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player in his first season; elected to Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest All-Rookie Teams 1979; in 1982, was the Packer's NFL Man of the Year; still holds the record for the most unassisted tackles in one season of 151; an injury cut his professional career short.
Special Recognition: Head strength and conditioning coach for University of Alabama 1986-1989; awarded Most Outstanding Coach of Year at Alabama for the 1986-1987 season; president of his company, R.A. Wingo, Inc.; was not only a standout on the football field, but also gave of his valuable time in helping others connected with the Cerebral Palsy Center in Green Bay; helped with the March of Dimes, the Red Cross, the Boys Club, Special Olympics, and Muscular Dystrophy Association; serves on Board of Directors for the Boys Club of Tuscaloosa.
Family: Wife, Cheri; son, Jake