Ron Simmons receives "Damn!" good honor
From the gridiron to the squared circle, WWE's own Ron Simmons has achieved many great things in his career, but he "damn" sure still had room for one more accomplishment: The College Football Hall of Fame.
On Dec. 9, Simmons was officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom in New York City.
The original call to the hall came on May 1, when Simmons, a former nose guard for Florida State University, was elected by the National Football Foundation's selection committee to join the prestigious Hall of Fame alongside Troy Aikman, Lou Holtz, Billy Cannon and other former players and coaches.
"I just didn't think there were any more awards coming my way at this point in my life," an emotional Simmons told WWE.com at the time. "I have received lots of awards for college football like All-American and Heisman Trophy [candidacy], but I never gave a thought to being elected into the College Football Hall of Fame."
This is just the latest distinguishment for the former NFL Cleveland Brown player turned World Heavyweight Champion, a distinction which made history as Simmons became the first African-American to hold the title.