Joe Montana, Wallis Marsh, Hallie Vanderhider, Ronnie Lott, Spencer Tillman
University of Oregon safety and Lombardi Award recipient Ugo Amadi
Dr. Bud Frazier, Regina Rogers, Dr. Chris Logothetis, Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach
Bill King, Anne Clutterbuck
Trey Lewis, Blair Bentley, Brooke Gunst, Norman Lewis
Chris & Abby Vanegas
DeeDee & Wallis Marsh
Brigitte & Bashar Kalai
Denis & Susan DeBakey, Rick Flemaker
Stephanie & Frank Tsuru
Bill Baldwin, Hallie Vanderhider, Fady Armanious
Lane & Chita Craft
The Lombardi Award
Michael Vanderhider, Hallie Vanderhider
Nate Griffin, Jeff Monken
Sarah Leftwich, Beth Wolff
Tim & Terri Brando
Tony Casillas, Keith Jackson
Joe Montana, Spencer Tillman, Ronnie Lott
What: The inaugural Gridiron Greats evening and Lombardi Award presentation
Where: The Post Oak Hotel
PC Moment: For some among the 350 guests, presentation of the Lombardi Award to University of Oregon safety Ugo Amadi was highlight of the dinner evening. For others it was the onstage conversation with NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, NFL Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott and co-captain of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIV team Spencer Tillman led by award-winning FOX sportcaster Tim Brando. (Tillman and Brando team up each fall calling college football games for FOX and FS1.) For Montana and Lott, the most important aspect of the evening was being inducted as Lombardi Fellows.
The awards continued with Brando honored as Legendary Broadcaster, former University of Oklahoma Coach Boob Stoops as Legendary Coach, and Jeff Monken of Army as College Coach of the Year.
The coveted Lombardi Awards are sponsored by the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, which on this evening raised more than $300,000, which is earmarked for various research and treatment organizations including including Texas Children’s Cancer Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Harris Health Cancer Treatment Centers.
PC Seen: Chairs Hallie Vanderhider and Wallis Marsh, plus DeeDee Marsh, Stephanie and Frank Tsuru, Michael Vanderhider, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Dr. Katherine and Ali Pisters, Regina Rogers, Alicia and Lance Smith, Bill Baldwin, Fady Armanious, Norman Lewis, Susan and Denis Debakey, Beth Wolff, Trini Mendenhall, Fred Zeidman, and Dr. Andrew Von Eschenbach.