Wolford named to KY Sports Hall of Fame

Former Vanderbilt and National Football League offensive lineman Will Wolford has been named to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. The former All-Pro will be one of eight persons inducted in a ceremony Sept. 4 at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville.

Wolford, a Louisville native, played defensive line in high school at St. Xavier High School. Recruited to Vanderbilt by head coach George MacIntyre in 1982, Wolford developed into one of the SEC's best offensive linemen and was taken by Buffalo in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft.

The 6-5, 295-pound Wolford enjoyed a stellar NFL career with the Buffalo Bills (1986-92), Indianapolis Colts (1993-95) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-98). Wolford played in three Super Bowls with the Bills and was named to the Pro Bowl three times (1990, 1992, 1995). He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1994.

In 2001 Wolford was named by the SEC as a "Living Legend" at the SEC Championship Game. Today he resides in Louisville, where he is the majority owner of the Louisville Fire of the arenafootball2 league.

Tickets to the Hall of Fame event are $45 and can be purchased by writing the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame at P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Ky., 40233 or by calling (502) 637-7696. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:30.

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