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  • Joe Allison Induction into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

    Joseph Arthur "Joe" Allison, winner of the inaugural Lou Groza Award in 1992, will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Groza Award is presented annually to the top placekicker in college football. The induction ceremony will be held during a banquet at the Omni Nashville Hotel, located at 250 Fifth Avenue, South, in downtown Nashville.

    Sports success runs deep in the Allison family. Joe's uncle, Bobby Allison, was a legendary stock car driver in the 1960's and 1970's. Joe has always worn jersey number 12, the number painted on Bobby’s race cars. Bobby’s son Davey Allison, Joe’s first cousin, was a leading Nascar driver in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. That branch of the family had moved from Florida to Hueytown, AL, while Joe was still in elementary school, but Joe grew up attending races and spending summers at the family motorsports garage. With his high school teammate, Don Simon, Joe attended our kicking clinics and camps each winter and summer. His senior year at American Senior High School in Hialeah, FL, Joe Allison was starting quarterback, punter and kicker.

    Allison was redshirted in 1989 and played four seasons for the University of Memphis Tigers, then called Memphis State. During his junior year in 1992, he made 23 of 25 field goals and led the NCAA in total field goals made and percentage of successful attempts. Combined with perfect performance in kicking extra points, he scored a total of 101 points for the season. He was the first Memphis State University player ever, at any position, honored by the Associated Press as a first-team All-American. The special teams award given each year to a University of Memphis athlete is named for him.

    After college, Allison was under contract with the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994, but he did not appear in regular season games. In 1995, he played for the Memphis Mad Dogs, a team created to expand the Canadian Football League (CFL) into the United States. He eventually became a special education teacher and high school coach for football, baseball, and golf. He has worked at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, Milton High School, in Alpharetta, GA, Southern Lee High School, in Sanford, NC, and is currently at Harmony High School, in Saint Cloud, FL. His head coach at Harmony and Southern Lee is his old high school teammate, Don Simon. Joe has also been a frequent instructor at our camps and clinics for almost thirty years. For the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Groza Award in December, 2016, Allison delivered the keynote address at the banquet in West Palm Beach, FL, and introduced the winner on national television in Atlanta, GA, on December 8.

    The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a permanent display open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Located in the lobby of Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, in downtown Nashville, the Hall was established in 1966 to recognize the accomplishments of men and women from all sports. The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed legislation in 1994, officially creating a budget for state operation of the Hall and establishing a 25-member board of Tennessee citizens to govern selection and induction. The Tennessee Titans NFL franchise assists with organization of induction weekend activities each June. For more information, consult the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame website at www.tshf.net.

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