Shane Conlan Guest Speaker at 2015 Induction Dinner

Shane Conlan, superstar linebacker of Frewsburg Central School, Penn State, the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams, will be the featured speaker at the 34rd Annual Induction Banquet of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on February 16 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.

"We are excited to have Shane as the guest speaker for our induction dinner," said Randy Anderson, CSHoF president. "Shane has always been one of our most decorated honorees," stated Anderson about the 1992 CSHoF inductee, All-American and NFL Pro-Bowler, "but two recent honors have really been the icing on the Conlan cake. In addition to being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December, Shane was also voted to the 'Mount Rushmore of Penn State.' That means in the long and storied history of the Penn State football team, Conlan is considered one of the four best players to ever don the blue and white uniform of the Nittany Lions. His appearance will add a special touch to the induction of Jehuu Caulcrick, Chuck Crist, Bill Davenport, Jack Keeney, Scrubby Olson, Vincent Powers, Ramsay Riddell, Jim Roselle, Dan Stimson and Mel Swanson."

These ten individuals will be formally inducted at the CSHoF's 34th Annual Banquet, Monday, February 16, 2015, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. The new honorees will bring the total number of CSHoF inductees to 163.

Tickets for the induction dinner are priced at $50. Banquet reservations can be made by calling chairman Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991.

Shane Conlan will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2014.

Shane Conlan Exhibit

Shane Conlan, the former All-American linebacker at Penn State, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9th. To commemorate the milestone event, the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will honor our 1992 inductee with a display of Conlan's memorabilia at our hall beginning in December.

The exhibit has been created from personal artifacts Shane and his parents, Dan and Kay Conlan, have loaned the CSHoF. Among the items to be shown are the following:

  • Conlan football jerseys from Frewsburg Central, Penn State, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams
  • Game-used helmets from Penn State and Buffalo
  • A collage of 30 Conlan pro football trading cards
  • 1986 All-American plaque
  • 1987 Fiesta Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player Award
  • 1987 Downtown Athletic Club Exemplary Player Award
  • 1987 NFL Rookie of the Year Award
  • 1987 Buffalo Bills Rookie of the Year
  • 1988 NFL Mackey Award
  • 1994 Los Angeles Rams Most Valuable Player Award

To read more about this exhibit check the November newsletter.

A photo album of the memorabilia from this exhibit has been added to Shane Conlan's page.

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Member Benefits

  • CSHOF window cling
  • $5 off the 2015 induction banquet ticket
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Acknowledgement of membership on the CSHOF website
  • Membership card with discounts at selected marketing partners

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that a membership program is now available to persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories.

The CSHOF maintains a hall located at 15 W. Third Street in Jamestown staffed by volunteers that contains our Hall of Honor and displays of sports memorabilia.

Our program also includes an induction banquet. Held each February to induct a new group of honorees into the Hall of Fame, the banquet provides an opportunity to recognize the special accomplishments of outstanding local high school and collegiate athletes.

In addition to helping the CSHOF carry out its twin missions of maintaining a hall of fame and a sports exhibit hall, members will receive several value-added benefits for their membership fee.

One year memberships are only $30 for individuals and $100 for businesses. Business members will receive 4 discount cards and plus an acknowledgement at the CSHOF hall and website.

Please join us by purchasing a 2013-2014 membership in the only organization solely dedicated to preserving and honoring the wonderful history of athletics in Chautauqua County.

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