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Honor for Andre Tippett

Posted by Mike Reiss, Globe Staff February 12, 2009 08:00 AM

Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in April. As the New Jersey Jewish News reports, Tippett is one of seven members of the Class of 2009.

The Class of 2009 includes:

  • Ed Block (former Baltimore Colts athletic trainer)
  • Linda Cohn (ESPN)
  • Gary Gubner (Olympics)
  • Marvin Miller (former executive director of MLB Players Association)
  • Dick Schaap (media)
  • Andre Tippett (football Hall of Famer)
  • Dara Torres (Olympics)

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    1. I don't mean to sound ignorant, but is Tippett Jewish? This quote from the article makes it sound like you need to be ...

      “Our inductees and honorees truly exemplify what the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is all about,” said Lynne Kramer, chair of the Hall of Fame, in a statement. “In their own way, each one of them have overcome adversities, challenged stereotypes, and blazed a trail for others to follow. We hope by honoring these Jewish men and women for their accomplishments we can show young Jews that there are no limits for them.”

      Posted by JRD55 February 12, 09 08:52 AM
    1. He actually converted to Judaism some time ago.

      Posted by ogie oglethorpe February 12, 09 09:31 AM
    1. He coverted to Judaism because his wife is Jewish. I read on "jewishsports.com" that his wife is from a religiously conservative Jewish family, and he converted after studying Judaism after many years.

      Posted by cebubaby February 12, 09 09:58 AM
    1. Yes he is, I heard he converted because his wife is Jewish and he wanted to raise his children Jewish.

      Posted by CM87 February 12, 09 10:02 AM
    1. Thanks all.

      Posted by JRD55 February 12, 09 10:17 AM
    1. Hmm....would Tip have been more or less intimidating with peyot hanging out of his helmet Polamalu-style?

      Posted by Underdog February 12, 09 12:04 PM
    1. Linda Cohn --maybe the ESPN Hall of Fame but that is it...

      Posted by mm February 12, 09 02:34 PM
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