Inductees Ed Sutter grew up with a football. The five-year National Football League veteran is part of a multi-talented football family that includes father Ken and brothers Ken Jr., and Dan.
Wherever he played, Ed Sutter was a standout -- at Richwoods High School, at Northwestern University and with five NFL teams.
A fierce linebacker, he made all-conference and all-state teams at Richwoods and was a second team prep all-American.
Moving on to Northwestern, where his brother Dan also was a standout linebacker, Ed Sutter led the Big Ten in tackles in 1990, was the second leading tackler in Northwestern history and was second team all-Big Ten. He was Northwestern's most valuable player in 1990 and 1992.
Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 1992, he eventually wound up with the Cleveland Browns and played in 15 games in 1993, and 16 in each of the next two seasons.
He appeared in 16 games with Baltimore in 1996 after the Browns became the Ravens and ended his career in 1997 with the Atlanta Falcon.
Ed Sutter grew up with a football. The five-year National Football League veteran is part of a multi-talented football family that includes father Ken and brothers Ken Jr., and Dan.
Waddell has played a prominent role in the advancement of women’s athletics as an athlete, coach and administrator. A 1978 inductee into the Illinois State University Athletics Hall of Fame, Waddell earned 16 varsity letters at ISU, playing basketball, field hockey, softball and volleyball for the Redbirds. After graduation, Waddell continued to compete by playing women’s major fast pitch softball for the Pekin Lettes from 1958-63. She also was a member of the Central Illinois Field Hockey Association and the Midwest Field Hockey Team, earning selection to the second EAM All-National Tournament. She also continued her basketball career as a starter for the Peoria/Pekin Independent AAU Basketball Team that won several Illinois AAU state tournaments and competed in national AAU events. Waddell served as site director for the IHSA state softball tournament in Pekin for 25 years and she was the originator and co-director of the Pekin Lassie League softball program, which is credited with providing youth sports opportunities for girls before high school programs gained varsity status in the 1970s.