Benji Olson’s going to be inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame tonight at 7 p.m. at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
The former South Kitsap star and UW All-American played nine years with the Tennessee Titans. The offensive lineman is regarded by many as the best football player to come out of the area. Of course, fans of Bryan Hinkle (the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker from Central Kitsap), Harland Savre (a linebacker from North Kitsap who played for the LA Rams and NY Giants and later was head coach of the Rams and San Diego Chargers) and Don Heinrich (Bremerton/UW quarterback who played for the Giants, Cowboys and Raiders) might take exception to that. Who do you think is the best football player to come of here?
George Bayer (Bremerton/UW lineman who played with the Redskins before striking it big on the PGA Tour), Steve Okoniewski (NFL lineman from CK), Wayne Foster (WSU star from SK whose career was cut short by injury after playing in the CFL), Tony Boddie (Bremerton running back who wound up with the Broncos) are others to consider. I’m sure there’s others.
Let the arguments begin.