A Super Bowl winning lineman, All-American attacker, three-sport high school star, and an NCAA Division I basketball standout turned international pro comprise the 2017 Hall of Fame Class as announced by the Jesuit Dallas Letterman’s Club. This year’s honorees will be officially inducted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Blue & Gold Banquet on the campus of Jesuit Dallas.
Bernie Hogan ’76 excelled for the Rangers in football, baseball and basketball during the mid-70s. Recipient of the Leo Ostick Award as Jesuit’s top student-athlete in 1974-75, Hogan was a two-time TCIL All-State selection in football and a two-time all-state pick in baseball. In his first varsity season on the diamond, he was named TCIL Sophomore of the Year while helping the Jesuit Dallas program to its first state title. Lauded by local and regional media for his prowess on the gridiron, Hogan by-passed the likes of Notre Dame and Navy in accepting a full athletic scholarship to Rice University.
Reggie Stephens ’05 is another multi-sport athlete (he competed in four sports during his time donning the Blue & Gold) that made headlines with his sensational play between the hashes. After leading Jesuit to its first UIL district crown in 2004, Stephens flourished as a three-year starter at Iowa State University. A two-time Honorable Mention All-Big 12 offensive lineman, he was the 2009 recipient of the Arthur Floyd Scott Award as the Cyclones’ most outstanding athlete in the football strength and conditioning program. Stephens was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft, and during a four-year pro career, became the first Jesuit Dallas graduate to win a Super Bowl as a practice squad member of the Baltimore Ravens.
Todd Wallace ’88 was a dynamic playmaker on the pitch, helping Jesuit soccer to three state championships before serving as a dominant force at NAIA powerhouse, Oklahoma City University. The Rangers compiled a record of 63-7-2 during his tenure as a four-year starter, including the stunning 1988 campaign that finished 16-0-0, and left Jesuit Dallas ranked No. 1 in the State of Texas among all private and public schools. Participating in the 1988 Pan-Am Games, Wallace accepted a scholarship to OCU, where he still holds the all-time single-game scoring record. In 2002, he was inducted into the OCU Hall of Fame. From 1990-96, he played professionally in the USISL with the Oklahoma City Heat Soccer Club.
Kyle Wilson ’02 literally journeyed across the globe to showcase his basketball talents. After being part of the last state championship team prior to Jesuit’s exit from the TCIL, he pieced together an outstanding career that resulted in his selected as a finalist for McDonald’s All-American honors. The only high school athlete in America named to the USA Global Games team in both 2001 and 2002, Wilson was ranked as one of the 10 best players in Texas and one of the nation’s top recruits according to Rivals. Wilson won a Big 10 championship as a freshman at Illinois, but transferred to Wichita State where he earned a bevy of conference awards and served as team captain for a top 10 nationally-ranked unit in 2007. He continued his career after college, playing professionally in the Germany Bundesliga, Austria BBL, Hungary A League, and the Israeli National League. In 2010, he helped pace Zalakeramia ZTE to the Hungarian national championship.
The evening will also honor legendary Hall-of-Famer Rufe Brewton ’55 as the 2017 recipient of the Gold Ranger Award. Tickets are on sale now at www.jesuitcp.org/shof. For more information, contact Sean McMullen ’96 at email@example.com or 972-387-8700 x342.