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McMahon, Casper highlight Utah hall inductees

Published September 5, 2013 2:48 pm

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Jim McMahon, Ron McBride, Billy Casper, Michelle Fellows Lewis and Marv Fleming are latest to be enshrined in the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.

They will be honored during the annual induction dinner and ceremony Oct. 15 at EnergySolutions Arena.

McMahon played for Roy High School and then BYU from 1977-81. He quarterbacked the Cougars to the Holiday Bowl's "Miracle Bowl" victory over SMU in 1980, and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior.

McMahon was drafted No. 5 overall by Chicago and led the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory over New England.

McBride coached the University of Utah to a 10-2 record and a top-10 final ranking in 1994. He compiled an 88-64 record in 13 seasons with the Utes, while reviving the program and restoring balance to the rivalry with BYU.

Casper, a Springville resident, won 51 times on the PGA Tour, including the U.S. Open in 1959 and 1966 with a back-nine rally and a playoff defeat of Arnold Palmer. Billy also won the Masters in 1970.

Lewis, of Cedar Hills, was part of the greatest period in BYU volleyball history. In her final three seasons, the Cougars posted an 84-12 record and reached the NCAA Final Four in 1993, when Lewis was named a first-team All-American.

Fleming was an 11th-round draft choice from the University of Utah in 1963. He became the first NFL player to appear in five Super Bowls — winning four world championships, two each with the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins.

Banquet tickets are $75. To reserve, send a check to the USHOFF, 3434 Bengal Blvd., No. 106, Salt Lake City 84121; or call Chuck Schell (801-262-9095) or Neil Petty (944-2379).

The deadline is Oct. 10.