The Jets will not be at the Super Bowl. Of this we are all painfully aware. But one former Jet is about two weeks away from being talked up at the Super venue in Indianapolis. And on Feb. 4, Curtis Martin will find out if he’ll be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his second year as a Hall finalist.
We’re trying to help “Rush Curt to Canton.” Fans can go to curttocanton.com to support Martin’s run to the Hall of Fame. On this microsite, fans have the opportunity to watch Curtis’ highlight video and show their support via Twitter and Facebook. Once they become supporters, fans can tweet out to their followers: “I support Curtis Martin’s rush to the NFL HOF! Do you? http://bit.ly/Curt2Canton #CurtToCanton” or share the message on their Facebook feeds.
Another Hall for Schroy
Speaking of the Hall, former Jets safety Ken Schroy is gaining entry to another fame-ous organization. He’ll be inducted into the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame at an induction dinner April 21 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center. Kenny starred at Quakertown High before moving on to Maryland and then to the Jets from 1977-84.
Of note is that a fellow member of Schroy’s LVSHOF Class of ’12 is Chuck Bednarik, “the last of the 60-minute men” from Bethlehem, Pa., Penn and the Eagles.
For Schroy, this is the second Hall of Fame we’re aware of that has him as a member. In 2008 the transplanted Long Islander and vice president of the Marty Lyons Foundation was inducted into the Suffolk (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame. What he told us then applies just as much four years later: “At my age now, any recognition is a wonderful thing.”
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