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It’s an honor coaches dream of, and for former University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel, it’s come true. Coach Pinkel was officially inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame on December 6, 2022 at the 75th annual National Football Foundation Awards Ceremony held in Las Vegas.

Coach was joined by family, friends, colleagues, and former players on this memorable night as he accepted this honor. Enjoy these photo memories from the College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Gary Pinkel with family at the NFF Hall of Fame Ceremony in Las Vegas
Coach Pinkel poses with his family in Las Vegas at the National Football Foundation award ceremony on December 6, 2022.
Gary and Missy Pinkel attend the National Football Foundation 75th Anniversary awards ceremony.
From left to right: Mike Alden, Whit Babcock, Pat Ivey, Gary Pinkel, Brian Maggard, Mark Alnutt
From left to right: Mike Alden, Whit Babcock, Pat Ivey, Gary Pinkel, Brian Maggard, Mark Alnutt
From left to right: Desiree Reed-Francios, Mizzou Athletic Director; Missy Pinkel, Chase Coffman, former Mizzou player; Eli Drinkwitz, current Mizzou Football Head Coach; Gary Pinkel; Greg Sankey; SEC Commissioner
From left to right: Desiree Reed-Francios, Mizzou Athletic Director; Missy Pinkel; Chase Coffman, former Mizzou player; Eli Drinkwitz, current Mizzou Football Head Coach; Gary Pinkel; Mike Otten, SEC Commissioner
Gary Pinkel at the podium.
Gary Pinkel at the podium.
From left to right: Brian Blain, University of Toledo Athletic Director; Gary Pinkel; and Jason Candel, Toledo Head Coach
From left to right: Brian Blain, University of Toledo Athletic Director; Gary Pinkel; and Jason Candel, Toledo Head Coach
From left to right: Jim Zara, Chase Coffman, Gary Pinkel, and John Qualy – all GP M.A.D.E. Foundation Board Members
From left to right: Jim Zara, Chase Coffman, Gary Pinkel, and John Qualy – all GP M.A.D.E. Foundation Board Members
From left to right: Ken Dooner, Ernie Greco, Pat Goccard, Mark Kruse, Jon Caponigro, Al Speicher
From left to right: Ken Dooner, Ernie Greco, Pat Gucciardo, Mark Kruse, John Caponigro, Al Speicher
From left to right: Gary Pinkel, Peggy and Al Speicher
From left to right: Gary Pinkel, Peggy and Al Speicher
From left to right: Gary and Missy Pinkel, Anne and Ken Dooner
From left to right: Gary and Missy Pinkel, Anne and Ken Dooner
Coach Pinkel pictured with his official National Football Foundation Hall of Fame recognition plaque.