BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) announced the creation of a new award to honor football legends Bart Starr and Pat Sullivan.
The Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award will recognize a former collegiate quarterback who exhibits exemplary character, integrity, and leadership, while making a significant contribution to the community. The emphasis of the award is to honor former quarterbacks who, like Starr and Sullivan, have made a significant impact in their community and have brought honor to the State of Alabama.
“I am humbled to be recognized by my home state and to share this honor with football legend, Pat Sullivan,” said Starr. “The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a first-class organization and my wife, Cherry, and I are profoundly grateful for their efforts to celebrate excellence.”
It is a privilege to have an award in my name presented from our Hall of Fame, and to share that honor with Bart Starr, a man I truly admire, is a tremendous blessing," said Sullivan.
The recipient of the award will be selected by the Board of Directors of the ASHOF in concurrence with the Starr and Sullivan families.