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Jon Gruden, Phil Esposito, Jeremy Foley among Florida Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Jon Gruden led the Bucs to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII.


Jon Gruden led the Bucs to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII.



Former Bucs coach Jon Gruden, Lightning founder Phil Esposito and Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley are among the five inductees to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the hall announced Thursday.

Former Rays outfielder Johnny Damon (an Orlando native) and sailing Olympian Allison Jolly are the other inductees to be honored during the Nov. 15 enshrinement dinner at Tampa's TPepins Hospitality Center.

Foley spent a quarter century as the Gators' AD, overseeing three national titles in football and two in men's basketball. He is retiring effective Oct. 1.

Gruden won Super Bowl XXXVII for the Bucs, and Esposito helped bring the NHL to the area. Jolly is in her 13th season as USF's sailing coach, and Damon, a two-time World Series winner, spent the 2011 season with the Rays.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:53pm]


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