MUCK CITY HALL OF FAME
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Next Induction Ceremony: 2024
Location: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
The Muck City Project's mission is to preserve the local Muck City sport’s history, revitalize the community,
and honor excellence within the Glades Community while making a connection between generations of
people who enjoy sports on every level.
The Muck City Hall of Fame was created after years of strategic planning to pay homage to the amazing athletes and patrons that have come out of "The Muck." With unprecedented athletic roots and history, there is no other place on earth that puts out the amount of sheer talent as Muck City. It is time to honor and cement these athletes and patrons legacy as a part of the Muck City Hall of Fame for all to remember.
“Honor the Heroes, Preserve the History, Promote the Values and Celebrate the Excellence”
From its humble beginnings in the early 1900’s to the present day, the Glades Community has grown in both size, stature and athletic dominance. Recognized as the fastest place on earth and home to over 70+ NFL players, 400+ collegiate athletes, and thousands of high school athletes throughout the years, it is doubtful that even the most optimistic of those who planted the foundational roots of this great community could have envisioned the successes it would bring.
Upon completion with an estimated Fall 2024 opening date, the Muck City Hall of Fame will pay tribute to the talents and triumphs of the Glades greatest legends. Chronicled within the walls of the Hall of Fame will be the stories, circumstances, and memorabilia of play that bring to life words such as courage, dedication, vision, fair play, integrity and excellence.
The Muck City Hall of Fame works collaboratively within the Glades community to ensure that each person has the opportunity to share their story and experiences through their years in The Muck. The cooperative efforts of all of these individuals have contributed greatly to the overall success of the launch of the Muck City Hall of Fame. In turn, the Hall will strive to serve as the best historical showplace and repository for the athletics within the Glades community.
How the Muck City HOF Selection Process Works
CAST YOUR VOTE
We would love to hear who you feel should represent Muck City football and be inducted into the Muck City Hall of Fame.
VOTING HAS ENDED
The Muck City Hall of Fame Executive Advisory Committee will nominate 11 Football Nominees from within the Glades football community, made up of Belle Glade, Clewiston, Pahokee and South Bay. These nominees will include 9 Football Players and 2 Football Coaches -- for a Total of 11 Nominees of which 5 Nominees will be inducted to each years Muck City Hall of Fame. In addition, the committee will select individuals for two additional awards in the categories of “Female Athlete” and “Other Sport Athlete (outside of football)” for a total of 7 Inductees each fiscal year.
As part of the selection process, the Executive Advisory Committee will utilize a designated point ranking system which is explained below. In addition to the point system, votes submitted by the local community via the Muck City Project website will be taken into consideration for the 9 football nominees, in addition to the advisory committee.
The Muck City HOF Football Nominees
* The Nominees are listed in no particular order
Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976) is a former college and professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was recognized as an All-American. Taylor was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the ninth overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, and played for the Jaguars and New England Patriots of the NFL. Taylor is a member of the 10,000 yard rushing club.
Taylor was born in Pahokee, Florida. He attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida, where he was a standout high school football player for the Glades Central Raiders. He was also a letterman in track. Taylor initially played linebacker, but switched to running back as a junior. As a senior, he ran for 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns, including a 301-yard, 5-touchdown outing. He received Florida "Super Senior" and all-state honors. In 2007, 13 years after he graduated from high school, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) recognized Taylor as one of the "100 Greatest Players of the First 100 Years" of Florida high school football.
In track & field, Taylor competed as a sprinter. He recorded personal-bests of 10.85 seconds in the 100 meters and 22.32 seconds in the 200 meters. He was also a member of the 4 × 100 m (42.05 seconds) relay team.
Anquan Kenmile Boldin Sr. (born October 3, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver who spent 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft. He also played for the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions.
Boldin was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. In 2015, he was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service.
Boldin played football, basketball, and ran track at Pahokee High School. His ability playing as a quarterback led him to be named Florida's Mr. Football in 1998. During his senior season, Pahokee held a 10–0 regular season record including a 34–14 win over Glades Central in the annual Muck Bowl. After the season, he was a USA Today first-team selection and named Florida Player of the Year.
Also a standout track athlete, Boldin competed in sprinting, jumping and throwing events at Pahokee High. He was timed at 52.34 seconds over 400 meters. In jumps, he recorded a personal-best leap of 6.13 meters in the long jump. As a thrower, he got a top-throw of 13.53 meters in the shot put.
In 2007, he was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, a team compiled of the top 33 players in the 100-year history of high school football in the state of Florida.
Andre Maurice Waters (March 10, 1962 – November 20, 2006) was an American football safety who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) from 1984 to 1995. Waters was regarded as one of the NFL's dirtiest players, serving as an integral part of one of the league's top defenses. On November 20, 2006, Waters committed suicide and was subsequently diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Waters was born in Belle Glade, Florida and grew up in extreme poverty in rural Florida, and attended Pahokee High School. Waters received some attention in high school but ended up attending Cheyney University At Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Waters was recognized as All-PSAC three straight years.
In 1984, Waters was signed as an undrafted free agent by Philadelphia Eagles head coach Marion Campbell. He returned a kickoff for an 89-yard game-winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins as a rookie in 1984. When Buddy Ryan took over for Campbell in 1986, he welcomed Waters' aggressive style as a fierce tackler and ferocious hitter, earning Waters a position in the starting lineup for the next eight years. He blossomed under defensive coordinator Bud Carson. His tackle of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jim Everett in 1988 led to a rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting quarterbacks below the waist while they are still in the pocket; for a while, it was unofficially termed the "Andre Waters Rule". NFL broadcaster Dan Dierdorf notoriously nicknamed the Eagles defender "Dirty Waters". He scored a touchdown in 1989 when he took a lateral from William Frizzell after Reggie White caused a fumble by New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms.
Waters served as part of the Eagles' defensive unit that was regarded as one of the league's all-time best, in 1991 ranking first statistically in both run and pass defense, as well as total defense. His hard-hitting style translated into leading the team in tackles for four seasons and endeared him with Philadelphia fans but often led to penalties and fines for some of his tackles. He led the Eagles in tackles in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1991. He recorded 15 interceptions in 156 games. In 1994, he was replaced by Mike Zordich due to his contract ending.
Louis Oliver, III (born March 9, 1966) is an American former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Oliver played college football for the University of Florida, and was twice recognized as an All-American. He was a first-round pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.
Oliver was born in Belle Glade, Florida in 1966. He attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, and was a standout high school football player for the Glades Central Raiders. Memorably, Oliver blocked two punts in the same game as a junior.
After graduating from high school, Oliver attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a walk-on player on head coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football team in 1985. Subsequently, Oliver not only earned an athletic scholarship, he became a starting free safety and team captain, and totaled 11 career interceptions. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1987 and 1988, a first-team All-American in 1987 and a consensus first-team All-American in 1988, and a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Oliver was also the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award recognizing the "senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage."
Oliver graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1989, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2000. In one of a series of articles written for The Gainesville Sun in 2006, the Sun sports editors chose him as No. 24 among the greatest 100 Gators from the first century of Florida football.
Reidel Clarence Anthony (born October 20, 1976) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1997 to 2001. Anthony played college football for the University of Florida, and received consensus All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
Anthony was born in Pahokee, Florida, in 1976. He attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida, and he was a stand-out high school football player for the Glades Central Raiders. He is the son of former South Bay, Florida mayor Clarence E. Anthony.
Anthony accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a wide receiver and a key target in head coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1994 to 1996. Anthony showed his stuff as a freshman in Spurrier's "fun 'n' gun" offense in 1994, when he caught an 87-yard touchdown pass from Gators quarterback Eric Kresser against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. As a junior in 1996, he played an instrumental role in the Gators' 12–1 national championship season, catching seventy-two passes to lead the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with 1,293 yards (an average of 18.0 yards per reception), and setting the SEC regular season record with eighteen touchdown catches. Both Anthony and his fellow Gator wideout, Ike Hilliard, were first-team All-SEC selections and earned consensus first-team All-American honors. During his three college seasons, the Gators won three consecutive SEC Championship Games in 1994, 1995, and 1996.
In the aftermath of his All-American junior season and the Gators' Bowl Alliance national championship victory over the Florida State Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl, Anthony decided to forgo his final season of NCAA eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 126 receptions for 2,274 yards and twenty-six touchdowns (a career average of 18.0 yards per reception). His eighteen receiving touchdowns in 1996 remains the Gators' team record and was the SEC record until it was surpassed by Ja'Marr Chase and DeVonta Smith in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The scores are tied for third with Justin Jefferson.
In a 2006 series written for The Gainesville Sun, Anthony was recognized as No. 17 among the 100 all-time greatest Gators of the first 100 years of Florida football. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2009.
Glenn Glass born February 16, 1940) is a former American football defensive back who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 17th round of the 1962 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 1962 AFL Draft. Glass played college football at the University of Tennessee. He previously attended Clewiston High School in Clewiston, Florida. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos of the American Football League
Pierre Garçon, born on August 8, 1986, in Carmel, New York, has etched his name into the annals of the NFL with his remarkable journey from a humble immigrant childhood to becoming a prominent wide receiver in professional football.
Garçon's early life was marked by perseverance and determination. He hails from a Haitian immigrant family, who instilled in him the values of hard work and resilience. These qualities would serve as the foundation for his future success.
Garçon attended John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, New York, where he first exhibited his athletic prowess. His standout performance on the football field garnered attention from college scouts, and he eventually earned a scholarship to attend Division I-AA Mount Union College in Ohio. At Mount Union, he was a star wide receiver and played a crucial role in the team's success. His exceptional speed, agility, and hands made him a standout player, and he helped lead Mount Union to an NCAA Division III National Championship in 2005.
After a successful college career, Garçon entered the 2008 NFL Draft. The Indianapolis Colts selected him in the sixth round, marking the beginning of his NFL journey. His rookie season with the Colts showcased his potential, and he quickly became a reliable target for future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
Over the course of his career, Garçon had stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins (now known as the Washington Football Team), San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos. His most notable success came with the Washington Redskins, where he established himself as a top-tier receiver, tallying multiple 1,000-yard seasons and earning a reputation as a skilled route runner and tenacious competitor.
In 2016, Garçon signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he continued to make significant contributions to his team's offense. His leadership on and off the field was highly valued, and he was known for his charitable work and community involvement.
Throughout his NFL career, Pierre Garçon's story remained a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and overcoming adversity. His journey from a Haitian immigrant family to NFL stardom serves as an inspiration to many aspiring athletes. Though his on-field career eventually concluded, his impact on the game and his contributions to the community will be remembered for years to come, cementing his legacy as an NFL player and an inspiration to all who dream of success through determination and resilience.
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Raymondo Antoine McDonald Junior (born September 2, 1984) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida, where he was a member of the BCS National Championship team.
McDonald was born in Pahokee, Florida, in 1984. He attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida, and played high school football for the Glades Central Raiders. As a junior in 2000, he was a starting defensive lineman for the Glades Central Raiders team that won the Florida Class 3A state championship and was named Palm Beach County Player of the Year as a senior in 2001.
McDonald accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football teams from 2003 to 2006. The Gators coaching staff decided to redshirt him as a true freshman in 2002, and he worked with the Gators scout team. McDonald was a team captain of the 2006 Gators squad that finished with a 13–1 record and defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 41–14 in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game to win the Gators' second national championship. Following the 2006 season, he was recognized as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.
The San Francisco 49ers selected McDonald in the third round (97th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. In 2011, he signed a 5-year, $20 million extension, with $7 million guaranteed. McDonald registered a career-high 5.5 sacks and 39 tackles during the 2011 regular season.
At the end of the 2012 season, McDonald and the 49ers appeared in Super Bowl XLVII. In the game, he had one sack and three combined tackles as the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 34–31.
In 115 games with the 49ers, McDonald made 68 starts, and totaled 210 tackles, 19.5 sacks, and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
Randall Charles Dixon (born March 12, 1965) is a former American college and professional football player who was a tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Dixon attended Clewiston High School, then went onto play college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and thereafter played professionally in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.
The Point Ranking System
Each Nominee will be judged on his/her overall career from High School all the way up to the NFL.
In addition, his/her involvement outside of athletics will be calculated and taken into consideration.
The below designated point ranking system is an example of the selection process:
* Total Points will be calculated from all categories that apply to each nominee
Player High School:
Player Graduating Year:
Pro Football Career:
NFL Hall of Fame = 600 pts
NFL All Pro = 450 pts
NFL Pro Bowl = 350 pts
Super Bowl Champ = 250 pts
Super Bowl Runner-up = 100 pts
NFL Award Recipient = 50 pts
NFL Career 10+ years = 40 pts
NFL Career 5+ years = 20 pts
NFL Top 10 Draft Pick = 75 pts
NFL 1st Round Draft Pick = 50 pts
NFL Drafted Player = 30 pts
NFL Player = 30 pts
Pro Football (Other League) = 25 pts
NFL Head Coach = 200 pts
NFL Coach = 100 pts
High School Football Career:
HS Football Hall of Fame = 175 pts
HS Mr. Football = 100 pts
HS Football National Award Recipient = 70 pts
HS Army/Under Armor AA = 75 pts
HS 5 Star Recruit = 55 pts
HS 4 & 3 Star Recruit = 25 pts
HS Palm Beach County Super 11 = 20 pts
HS 1st Team All-State = 30 pts
HS 1st Team All-Area = 25 pts
HS 1st Team All-Conference = 25 pts
HS 2nd & 3rd Team All-State = 20 pts
HS 2nd & 3rd All-Conference = 15 pts
HS Honorable Mention State/Conference = 15 pts
HS Undefeated State Champion = 100 pts
HS State Champion = 75 pts
HS State Runner-up = 50 pts
HS 12+ Win Season = 35 pts
HS Undefeated Regular Season = 25 pts
HS District Champs = 15 pts
HS 4 Year Varsity Letter = 20 pts
HS 3 Year Varsity Letter = 15 pts
HS 2 Year Varsity Letter = 10 pts
HS 1 Year Varsity Letter = 5 pts
High School Years Removed:
50+ years = 250 pts
40+ years = 200 pts
30+ years = 150 pts
20+ years = 100 pts
10+ years = 50 pts
College Football Career:
CF Hall of Fame = 350 pts
CF 1st Team AA = 80 pts
CF 2nd or 3rd AA = 60 pts
CF National Champion = 160 pts
CF National Champion Runner-up = 80 pts
CF Award Recipient = 40 pts
CF 12+ Win Season = 40 pts
CF BCS/Playoff Victory = 40 pts
CF Conference Champion = 35 pts
CF Top 5 Final Ranking = 35 pts
CF Top 25 Final Ranking = 20 pts
CF Bowl Game Victory = 25 pts
CF Bowl Game Appearance = 15 pts
CF Division 1 Player = 25 pts
CF Player = 15 pts
CF Head Coach = 200 pts
CF Coach = 75 pts
High School Coaching Career:
Head Coach 90%+ W/L Record = 125 pts
Coach 90%+ W/L Record = 100 pts
Head Coach 80%+ W/L Record = 85 pts
Coach 80+ W/L Record = 65 pts
Head Coach 70%+ W/L Record = 60 pts
Coach 70%+ W/L Record = 35 pts
State Championship = 100 pts
Back-2-Back Championships = 250 pts
Undefeated Season(s) = 150 pts
District Champs = 50 pts
Career Statistics (if applicable) = 150 pts
Community Involvement = 200 pts
Public Service = 250 pts