The Hall of Fame inductee from Marist High School is Patrick Mannelly. Patrick was a three-year letter winner as an offensive lineman and outstanding player for the War Eagles. He was selected as Atlanta Area Lineman-of-the-Year and selected to play in the Georgia-Florida game his senior year. After graduating in 1993, Patrick attended Duke University on a football scholarship. In 1998, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears and is currently in his 12th season in the NFL with the Bears and is the 2nd longest tenured player in the NFL among active long snappers. In addition to football, Patrick is the Illinois state spokesman for the American Lung Association Athlete’s and Asthma Program. Accepting the award for Patrick was his father, Jim Mannelly.
The Hall of Fame inductee from Tucker High School is Myke Compton. Myke lettered for three years under Coach Ballard at Tucker from 2003-2005. He played strong safety and running back and helped lead the program to the Region 6-AAAA title all three years. As a senior, he was named to the All-DeKalb County team and was the Special Teams Player of the Year on the All-DeKalb County team. After high school, Myke went on to play running back for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Currently, he is beginning his senior year at Louisiana Tech and is a running back and special teams standout. Myke was recovering from surgery and unable to attend the game.