Ky Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Steve Orthmayer

Board Member/Selection Committee

Steve Ortmayer is a former American football player, coach, and executive. He has served as the general manager of the. National Football League‘s San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams. Ortmayer spent 25 seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowl rings as special teams coach with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. In 2003, he became assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach at the University of Kentucky. Ortmayer has coached in five college bowl games and for eight NFL playoff teams, in addition to his two Super Bowl wins with the Raiders.

9      COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
10   NFL PLAYOFFS
2     SUPER BOWL WINS WITH RAIDERS

David Gyor

Board Member/Selection Committee

Dave Gyor is a native of North Olmsted, OH on the west side of Cleveland. He received his BBA from Kent State University in 1982. He was a commissioned National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency from 1983 to 1992. He has held executive level positions in credit administration with a number of Central Kentucky banking organizations and is currently employed as a Senior Vice President with PBI Bank in Lexington, KY. He is married to Andra Gyor, who with her mother, owns and operates Janice’s at the Saltbox.
Dave served on the Board and as President of the Blanton Collier Sportsmanship Group (BCSG) from 2010 through 2015. He is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and attended the very first Monday Night Football Game on September 21, 1970. [The Cleveland Browns defeated star quarterback Joe Namath and the New York Jets 31-21 in front of more than 80,000 rabid fans and a curious national audience as ABC’s Monday Night Football made its prime time debut]. His connection with the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame through the BCSG allows him to continue his interest in both organizations. Having watched the original Dawgs: Mighty Minnie and Top Dawg (Frank Minnifield and Hanford Dixon); it has been a thrill working alongside Frank at a number of the induction ceremonies. The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame is a fantastic organization that allows the fan to fully appreciate the homegrown talent this state has produced and continues to supply to the National Football League.

Jason Dunn

Committee Member

Jason Adam Dunn (born November 15, 1973 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky) is a former American football tight end and current college football coach. He is currently the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Kentucky State University. He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at Eastern KentuckyAfter playing for the Eagles for three seasons, Dunn missed the 1999 season due to a knee injury. He was then signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in July 2000. Dunn was primarily used as a blocking tight end for the Chiefs; former teammate Tony Gonzalez was the primary receiving tight end. On February 27, 2008 after spending eight years with the Chiefs, he was released by the team. On July 2010, Dunn was hired as the offensive line coach at Lafayette High School in Kentucky.[4] On July 2013, he was hired as the special teams coordinator at Kentucky State University.

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Joe Federspiel

Committee Member

Selection Committee

Joseph Michael Federspiel (born May 6, 1950) is a former American football middle linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Federspiel played college football at the University of Kentucky.

Federspiel played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1972–1980) and Baltimore Colts in 1981. Federspiel also played for the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League in 1983.

After retiring as a player, Federspiel officiated Southeastern Conference (SEC) football games as an umpire. He was not allowed to work Kentucky games, as SEC rules prohibit officials from calling games involving their alma mater.

As player
1972–1980 New Orleans Saints
1981 Baltimore Colts
1983 Chicago Blitz

Rob Bromley

Board Member/Selection Committee

“Rob Bromley is a sports broadcasting legend in the Bluegrass and through out the commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Chris Mossman, WKYT vice president and general manager. “We’re going to miss him at WKYT, and we know our viewers will miss him too.”

Bromley came to work at WKYT in Lexington in 1977 as a weekend sports anchor. In 1980, Bromley began anchoring weekday sportscasts on WKYT making him the most tenured television anchor on the air in the state of Kentucky.

“Rob is the everything you want in a professional. He covered the University of Kentucky in a way which will never be equaled in the history of television in this city or state. It has been an honor to learn from him and call him a friend,” said WKYT sports director Brian Milam.

Derrick Ramsey

Committee Member

Derrick Ramsey
Derrick Kent Ramsey (born December 23, 1956) was the Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development,[1] having been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin.[2] He was the Deputy Secretary of Commerce under former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher from 2003 to 2007.[2] He is also a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions.

Ramsey grew up in Hastings, Florida and attended Hastings High School, where he won state championships in his first two years. He moved to live with an uncle in Camden, New Jersey and play for the Camden High School football team, which went 2-8 in his junior year and won the New Jersey state championship in his senior year.[3]

Ramsey was a quarterback and tight end at the University of Kentucky, where he was part of the team that won the 1976 SEC Championship and the 1976 Peach Bowl.[4] He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as QB in 1977 when Kentucky finished with a 10-1 record and #6 ranking in the final AP poll. Ramsey also played two games on the basketball team as a walk-on in 1976. [5]

He served as the Athletic Director at Coppin State University from 2008 to 2015.

As player
1978–83 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
1983–85 New England Patriots
1987 Detroit Lions

Raymond Smith

Committee Member

Raymond H. Smith B.S.
he is the Vice President and Director of Retail & Small Business Banking at Community Trust Bank, Inc. in Lexington, KY.He served as the Director for Minority Business Development and the Coordinator of the Access Loan Program with the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce.The Access Loan Program’s mission provides easier access to financing and provide helpful business advice to start or grow a business. The program is committed to fostering economic growth for minorities, women

and small businesses.He is presently serving on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.Mr. Smith is very active in the Lexington community and has years of experience working in the banking industry. He has served on many civic, government, financial and social service boards in the area.Mr. Smith has an excellent knowledgebase in the financial aspects of business ownership.He brings to this workshop information on how to enhance your ability to prepare your financial business plan and to make sound financial decisions for your business.He is an exceptional presenter.

Phil Hearld

Committee Member

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall Of Fame Facility Board, Inc. is a Kentucky Kco – Corporation filed on April 26, 2010. The company’s filing status is listed as A – Active and its File Number is 0761760.

The Registered Agent on file for this company is Jimmie Shearer and is located at 508 North Main Street Suite A, Nicholasville, KY 40356. The company’s principal address is 508 North Main Street Suite A, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

The company has 20 principals on record. The principals are Brian Denger, Christopher Horne, Dave Wash, Dermontti Dawson, Donnie Welch, Duane Mccuddy, Eldon T Cobb, Franky Minnifield, George Dean, Jimmie Shearer, Ken Cox, Nancy Stone, Neal Cassity, Phil Herald, Renee Rhineheimer, Renee Rhinheimer, Russ Meyer, Shirie Mack, Steve Stone, and Tommy Cobb.

Franky Minnifield

Board Member/Selection Committee Chair


Frank Minnifield (born January 1, 1960, Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American football player who played defensive back for the Cleveland Browns from 1984 to 1992Minnifield joined the Chicago Blitz (later the Arizona Wranglers) of the USFL. He successfully sued the Wranglers for the right to move to the NFL, and signed as a free agent with the Browns in 1984. Minnifield became a fixture at cornerback for Cleveland and was named to the Pro Bowl four straight years from 1986 to 1989. Known for his aggressive bump-and-run coverage and hard hitting style, he was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team as selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Perhaps more importantly to Cleveland fans, he and fellow cornerback Hanford Dixon originated and named the Dawg Pound cheering section at Cleveland Stadium.

Career history

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