Class of 2019
Jack Burke Jr.
This Hall of Fame golfer and co-founder of Champions Golf Club won his first professional tournament in 1949 and went on to win 17 PGA TOUR events, including both the Masters and the PGA in 1956. He played on five Ryder Cup teams, captained two Ryder Cup teams, was an assistant captain once and hosted the 1967 Ryder Cup at Champions.
Houston native, A.J. Foyt, is the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only driver to have started in 35 consecutive Indianapolis 500 mile races. A record seven-time national Indy car champion, the American racing legend is the only driver to have won the Indy 500, the Daytona 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A product of Houston’s Fifth Ward, George Foreman became one of the world’s most powerful punchers in boxing history. “Big George” won Olympic Gold in 1968 and went on to become a two-time World Heavyweight Champion. Foreman has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the first round in 1971, Dan Pastorini was known as the golden boy with the golden arm. This tough quarterback thrived under Oilers coach Bum Phillips and led the Oilers to back-to-back AFC title games in 1978 and 1979. In 1978, he threw for a career-high 2,473 yards and 16 touchdowns.