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Breitbard Hall of Fame, Class of 2007

The Breitbard Hall of Fame Class of 2007 will be inducted at the 61st Viejas Salute to Champions dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Town and Country Resort. For ticket information, contact the Hall of Champions events department at 619-699-2309.

2006: Terrell Davis, Breitbard Hall-of-Fame inductee

Terrell Davis, an NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP for the Denver Broncos, will be inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame on Feb. 28, 2006 at the Town and Country Resort. For ticket information, call 619-234-2544.

2006: Volney Peters, Breitbard Hall-of-Fame inductee

Volney Peters joins the Breitbard Hall of Fame Class of 2006 when he is inducted along with Terrell Davis, Gail Devers and Louie Kelcher.

2006: Gail Devers, 2006 Breitbard Hall-of-Fame inductee

Gail Devers, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 100 meters, is the first African-American woman named to the Breitbard Hall of Fame. Devers, a 1984 Sweetwater High graduate, was among the first generation of female athletes to gain acceptance in the sports world after Title IX legislation a decade earlier forced equal opportunities for women and girls in athletics.

2006: Louie Kelcher, 2006 Breitbard Hall-of-Fame inductee

Louie Kelcher was a Pro Bowl defensive lineman for the Chargers and a memorable figure on the franchise’s memorable teams. Once while recovering from a knee injury, he also played a part in a coin flip that is long remembered in San Diego sports.

Terrell Davis has keys to Canton

Terrell Davis’ four full seasons in the NFL were among the most dominant in the history of the NFL. His Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP should be his keys to Canton.

Buzzie Bavasi, 2007 Breitbard Hall of Famer, passes away

Former Padres general manager Buzzie Bavasi, who lived in La Jolla, has passed away. This story appeared on the HOC website and in the Salute to the Champions journal when Bavasi was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame in 2007.

Gary Johnson, 2007 Breitbard Hall of Fame

Gary “Big Hands” Johnson, a four-time Pro Bowler, is the 11th member of the Air Coryell Chargers to be inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame.

Goose Gossage, 2007 Breitbard Hall of Famer, called for Cooperstown.

Goose Gossage was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the Class of 2008. This story first appeared on the HOC website a year ago when Goose Gossage was inducted into the 2007 Class of the Breitbard Hall of Fame.

Breitbard Hall-of-Famer Ernie Ladd passes away

Ernie Ladd, one of the orginal San Diego Chargers, passed away March 11, 2007 at the age of 68 at his home in Franklin, La. Ladd, who was a pastor in his later years, had been battling cancer in his colon, stomach and bones since 2004. Ladd was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame with the Class of 2005. Below is the story that appeared in the 59th annual Veijas Salute to the Champions dinner.