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2019 Hall of Fame Registration

Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Announced

The 2019 Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 21st at Fordham Prep. The event "kicks off" with a cocktail reception at 6 PM, followed by the induction ceremony and dinner. Tickets are $150. For more information, to register, or sponsorship information, please visit

This year's inductees are: 

Michael Conway '59
William Morris '63
John Crabtree '74
Patrick Melendez '73
Arthur McCormack '83
Pasquale (Pat) Antolino '94
James LaMacchia '06 

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Anthony Kurtin at We hope to see you September 21!

Re-started in 2014, the Gridiron Club provides a forum for Fordham Prep football alumni to come together with the current players’ parents to improve the quality of the Program, develop a relationship between current players and alumni members of the Gridiron Club, increase support for all of the teams within the Program, and assist in promoting the Program within the metropolitan area.

The Gridiron Club seeks to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the football program and provide financial support to enhance the Fordham Prep football program.

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 - You can view game summaries and video highlights of the Varsity Football team on the Gridiron Club's Facebook page.

 - The Gridiron Club will be posting score updates on Twitter throughout the season

 - The Gridiron Club's Instagram page captures those special moments throughout the season.


The Fordham Prep Football Hall of Fame Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the seventh class of inductees (class of 2020). The Nominating Committee would like to hear from as many of you as possible.

If you decide to nominate a former player, you must provide more information than just his full name and class year – also include a brief statement in support of the nominee and as many of the following details:

a. Student-athlete accomplishments at the Prep (awards, records, multi-sport athlete, statistics, number of years played, leadership);

b. Collegiate and post-collegiate accomplishments (played in college, awards, records, number of years played, leadership, post-graduate awards and recognition);

c. Dedication/service/contributions to the Prep, especially to the Athletic Program and the Football Program;

d. Personal/professional career accomplishments (public service, military service, success, recognition, awards).

As an example of the type of information we would like to receive, attached is one of the great Football Hall of Fame profiles from the 2016 class of inductees.

All nominations should be sent to the attention of Anthony Kurtin at either or Fordham Preparatory School, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458.

All nominations received by December 31st will be given consideration. All nominations received after December 31st will not be considered for this class of inductees, but will be recorded and considered for a future year.



The Fordham Prep Gridiron Club, with the support of the players, parents, students, and alumni, has made a substantial donation of 77 new Schutt Vengeance VTD II helmets to the Fordham Prep football program for the 2016 season. According to the Virginia Tech Summation of Tests for the Analysis of Risk (STAR) evaluation system, the Schutt Vengeance VTD II helmet is one of the most advanced, safest, and highest performing football helmet made to date.    

The Gridiron Club’s donation is another milestone in its revitalization effort and dedication to improving the Fordham Prep football program, both on and off the football field.  In addition to the helmets, the Gridiron Club has donated:

  • Modern weight lifting equipment
  • New water stations for football team practices
  • An electronic “eye in the sky” to film weekday practices 
  • Funds to pay for the football program’s off-season weightlifting program
  • Scholarships for returning players to attend summer football clinics 

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