Gerry Sullivan, a 1970 graduate of OPRF High School and member of the 1969 OPRF football team that won a state championship with an 8-0 record, was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame last week.
Sullivan, who played center for the Huskies, went on to play for the University of Illinois and spent eight years with the Cleveland Browns.
He was inducted on Sept. 15 along with Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz and former Bears General Manager Jerry Vainisi, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Forest Park National Bank.
The ceremony took place at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero.
Barwin out for season
Houston Texans defensive end Connor Barwin, the son of Oak Park Village Manager Tom Barwin, was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season after suffering a severe ankle injury during Sept. 12th’s game against Indianapolis.
Barwin, who is in his second season with the Texans, dislocated his right ankle and had to be carted off the field.