Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker/fullback Boomer Grigsby is still looking for a team to play for this season, but in the meantime he will be inducted into the 2010 class of the Canton High School and Illinois State University Hall of Fame.
Grigsby, a 2000 Canton graduate, became the most decorated football player in the history of Illinois State University. He was a three-time national finalist for defensive player of the year at the NCAA Division I-AA level and was chosen in the 2005 NFL draft by the Chiefs.
On Oct. 16, Grigsby will be inducted into the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame.
The induction dinner July 31 caps a “Gathering of the Giants” day that includes a 9 a.m. golf outing at Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club in Cuba.
I know that Boomer is still very popular with Chiefs fans, so if anyone lives in Illinois you will have two chances to see him inducted into a hall of fame.
You can never have too many guys that are willing to run through a brick wall whenever asked, so hopefully Boomer can get a gig somewhere in the league. At the very worst he should take his talents to the UFL and knock some people around there.