Texas Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019 Inductees


Contact: Jay Black
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Texas Sports Hall of Fame Announces its 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Distinguished group of athletes will be honored on March 30, 2019

WACO, TX – The Texas Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the induction of seven new members into its 2019 Hall of Fame class.

Presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, the inductees include former tennis star Maureen Connolly Brinker (deceased) former Texas A&M and NFL kicker Tony Franklin, former Houston Texans Wide Receiver Andre Johnson, former professional basketball star Nancy Lieberman, former University of Arkansas Outland Trophy winner Loyd Phillips, former University of Texas and MLB pitcher Greg Swindell and former Dallas Cowboy All Pro Tight End Jason Witten.

The induction class of 2019 will join a long list of Texas sport legends forever being honored as a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2019 class will be honored on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. A reception will be held at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame before the banquet at 4 p.m. Combination Reception/Banquet tickets are $200 each or $1,400 for a reserved table of eight. Banquet-only tickets can be purchased for $75 each, or $600 for a reserved table of eight. To purchase tickets, please call the museum at 800-567-9561 or visit

“On behalf of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees, staff and previous inductees I extend a warm welcome to the 2019 Hall of Fame class,” said Cooper Jones, President & CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.  “The TSHOF prides itself on recognizing the best and the brightest sports legends in the State of Texas, and the 2019 class certainly lives up to -- and exceeds -- that standard.”


The Hampton Inn North in Lacy Lakeview is the host hotel (located 5 minutes from the museum) for the induction banquet. 

Hampton Inn Waco North
4259 North IH-35
Waco TX 76705, 254-412-1999

For more information, please contact Jay Black at [email protected] or 800-567-9561.

About the Texas Sports Hall of Fame:

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Waco, Texas, chronicles the heroes and legends of the Lone Star State sports at all levels, including high school standouts, Olympians and professionals. Established in 1993, the organization’s mission is to preserve the legacies of all inductees and the history of sports in Texas to educate and inspire guests of all ages. Home to over 300 Texas Legends, the museum houses Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit


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