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Nick Rimando, Haloti Ngata among inductees honored at 2021 Utah Sports Hall of Fame induction

Nick Rimando, Jay Don Blake, Courtney Young Johnson, Teri Okelberry Spiers and Haloti Ngata pose for a photo
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando, professional golfer Jay Don Blake, water polo olympian Courtney Young Johnson, collegiate track all-American Teri Okelberry Spiers and NFL football player Haloti Ngata pose for a photo after they were all honored at the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation banquet at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Monday night at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Honorees included pro golfer Jay Don Blake; water polo Olympian Courtney Young Johnson; Highland High and NFL football player Haloti Ngata; pro soccer star Nick Rimando; and collegiate track All-American Teri Okelberry Spiers.

The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, founded in 1967, is dedicated to preserving and honoring the state’s sports history and heritage. Since the original class was honored in 1970, the group has inducted 238 individuals, including Utah Olympians, professional athletes, sports contributors, journalists and administrators.

The USHOFF museum on the northwest corner of the City Creek Mall, and admittance is free to the public.