MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION
The mission of the SCFHOF is to honor the state of South Carolina’s football legends, and to be a catalyst for youth, workforce, and community development.
We are a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. We honor athletes, coaches, business, and media professionals connected to South Carolina who have made a significant and positive impact through football. We help promote and support the game of football and those who play it. Our Business Connect program provides players with collective wisdom from football alumni to support and encourage their transition to life beyond football. In 2018, we added the Bridge Builder program that is supporting the next steps of our youth in Greenville County with the assistance of the Regional Workforce Advisor. We encourage the support of football and our community and annually present a Humanitarian of the Year Award. We acknowledge the thread of football that intertwines with nearly all facets of life in the great state of South Carolina.
Any person who played, coached, wrote about or otherwise supported football at the highest of levels and either (i) did so in South Carolina, or (ii) did so elsewhere, but is a native of South Carolina, is eligible for consideration. The SCFHOF Board of Directors have the right to determine eligibility and those being honored in a given year.
Management of the SCFHOF
The SCFHOF, its support, and its programs are maintained, developed, and managed, in part, pursuant to an agreement with Wyatt Sports, LLC d/b/a Wyatt Sports Marketing.
Football is the most popular sport in the nation and South Carolina is among the leaders in providing NFL talent. However, the game is in trouble, but we believe it is worth saving, and a great platform for community betterment. The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to football and using the sport as a platform to positively develop our community. We rely on our corporate memberships, individual memberships, donors and volunteers to achieve our mission. Our Executive Team draws from the tremendous knowledge and experience of our Board of Advisors and Directors.
Honor the Legends. The SCFHOF has inducted 30 football greats in its six (6) class history, all of which have South Carolina ties. On April 19, 2018, we celebrated our 6th Anniversary Enshrinement Ceremony. The Class of 2018 celebrated over six decades of legendary football in John Abraham (USC/LamarHS), Dwight Clark (Clemson), Paul Maguire (The Citadel), Clay Matthews Sr. (Charleston), and Richard Seymour (Gadsden). Our 2018 Humanitarian of the Year was awarded to QB trainer and Elite Position Training (EPT) CEO Ramon Robinson for his dedication to preparing the state’s football talent for college. This year, we awarded Rock Hill native and Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph the Blanchard-Rogers Trophy presented by Hale’s Jewelers. In the 2017 season, Mason led the country in total passing yards, and passing yards per game. He was responsible for 47 TDs (10 rushing) during the season and ended his collegiate career as Oklahoma State’s most prolific passer. He later was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. All four of our graduated player of the year recipients have been drafted into the NFL.
Positively Developing our Community. The SCFHOF focuses on developing the community in four major ways.
1) Aiding football players making the transition from the field to their next career through our Business Connect Program.
2) Providing education and resources for K-12 student athletes through our Bridge Builder pilot in Greenville County.
3) Using our resources and connections to aid other 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Carolina, Susan G. Komen of South Carolina, American Cancer Society, George Rogers Foundation and other worthy organizations.
4) Building a brick and mortar museum and leadership center in the Upstate of South Carolina. In order to, not just honor our SC football legends but to provide a home for our programs and community events, as well as employment and economic growth for the Upstate and beyond.