Two outstanding NFL alumni headline the Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame 2019 Class that will be inducted this Monday, November 18 in Ft. Worth.
Chargers center Courtney Hall (1989-1996) (pictured above at Rice University) and Chiefs/Redskins guard Mark Adickes (1986-1991) had solid NFL careers but both have had an even greater impact in their chosen professions during their post-NFL days.
Hall, who played college ball on the offensive line as a 17-year old freshman, graduated from Rice University and then earned a combined law degree & MBA from the University of Chicago. He moved to New York and co-founded Hillcrest Venture Partners where now he is Managing Director. Hall, 51, has immersed himself into the New York City cultural scene while also serving his Rice alma mater as a member of the school’s Investment Committee which is responsible for its $6.5 billion endowment.
Dr. Mark Adickes, 58, is a successful Orthopedic surgeon in the Houston area. He secured a football scholarship to Baylor University and eventually became team captain. He attended Harvard Medical School and was selected to deliver the commencement address at his own graduation. Dr. Adickes performed his medical residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He has had extensive training in the treatment of knees, shoulders, and hip injuries.
Other NFL alumni in the 2019 SWC Class include Gary Hammond (Cardinals; 1973-1976), Tony Brackens (Jaguars; 1996-2004) and Charlie Davis (Steelers, Cardinals, Oilers; 1974-1980).
We at NFL Alumni congratulate ALL the new inductees.(The Southwest Conference was founded in 1914 and dissolved in 1996 but its tremendous sports legacy continues through the annual SWC Hall of Fame selections.)