On September 9, 2022, GP M.A.D.E. Foundation founder Gary Pinkel was recognized by the University of Toledo football program for being inducted into the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame.
Coach Pinkel served as head football coach and set the record for school victories at the University of Toledo from 1991-2000. During a football game against UMass on September 9, Toledo honored Coach Pinkel along with two other Hall of Famers, Chuck Ealey and Mel Long, star players of the famous 1969-71 Rockets.
The three inductees were also honored with a special College Football Hall of Fame Celebration held in nearby Maumee, Ohio. View the full news story from University of Toledo Athletics.
Coach Pinkel will be officially inducted into the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame on December 6, 2022 in Las Vegas.