Inductees Darryl Ashmore lettered in football, basketball and track while at Peoria High. Twice all-conference, Darryl was a consensus all-state football player as well as the 1986 Journal Star football player of the year.
Ashmore accepted a scholarship to Northwestern University where he lettered four years and was a unanimous All-Big Ten selection his senior year. He was a 7th round draft pick (171st overall) by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1992 NFL draft.
The 6' 7", 310 Ib. offensive tackle played 9 NFL seasons with the Rams, Redskins and Raiders. In all, Darryl appeared in 119 games, 36 as a starter. He retired after the 2001 season. He is a member of the Peoria High and the Northwestern Halls of Fame.
"Darryl was an extremely motivated, hard-working kid who reached his potential," said his high school coach, Larry Lavery.
Darryl Ashmore lettered in football, basketball and track while at Peoria High. Twice all-conference, Darryl was a consensus all-state football player as well as the 1986 Journal Star football player of the year.
For forty-one years, Bert Sanders has been promoting and volunteering at sporting and outdoor events in the Peoria area. An enthusiastic individual in the community, he has been foremost at the front in many aspects of area sporting events. Bert has actively been a hands-on person. Peoria Journal Star sports writer, Jack Ehresman said, "With the help of Bert, Don Wolland and the Isaac Walton Legion, they started what was called National Hunting and Fishing Days." This involved thirty-two outdoor clubs. Bert and Don served for 3 years (1971-1974) as co-chairmen of the event.