THE SPORTS LEGENDS ON SPORTS’
MOST PRESTIGOUS SHORT LIST.

Meet the 26 winners of the original The Hickok Belt Award.

Past Hickok Belt Award winners were truly a select fraternity. It’s a list that reads like a Who’s Who of twentieth century American sports. The award celebrated the pinnacle, of the Hall of Fame careers of such icons as Muhammad Ali, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Jim Brown, Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath and Arnold Palmer. An impressive list to be sure, but no more impressive than each winner’s individual stories— simply click here to learn more about each of them.

 

O.J. Simpson (1973)

“The Juice,’’ achieved national stardom with the Buffalo Bills in the 1970s, leading the NFL in rushing four times, including ’73, when he became the first player to run for more than two thousand yards (he finished with 2,003). 

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Pitoniak, Scott, Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award, Rochester New York: RIT Press, Copyright © 2010