Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has appointed NFL Hall of Fame running back Marcus LeMarr Allen to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Allen will be a valuable resource to the Board, bringing to the Company a unique perspective that will imbue the essence of professional football into business initiatives and ultimately help drive revenue and strengthen the HOFV brand.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Marcus, a true living legend in the game of pro football, to the HOFV Board of Directors,” said Michael Crawford, president and CEO of HOFV. “As a Hall of Famer, he brings a deep wealth of knowledge to our athletic and events operations, in addition to having the ability to forge meaningful connections with our guests and with sports fans everywhere. Marcus will be a key ambassador for the HOFV brand and the Hall of Fame Village, and we very much look forward to his input as a full-time Board member.”
“It’s been incredible to witness the progress that the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company has made over the past two years. Seeing has definitely been believing as I’ve been able to experience first-hand during this past Enshrinement Week all that the Hall of Fame Village has to offer its guests and fans. I’m excited to represent this remarkable company and contribute to its future success as a member of its Board of Directors,” said Marcus Allen.
Allen is the only player in history to win a high school state championship, college national championship, Super Bowl, Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award, Heisman Trophy, Rookie of the Year, Team MVP, NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, Comeback Player of the Year, and be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Following a successful college career at the University of Southern California, his 16 NFL seasons were split between the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. He racked up 12,243 rushing and 5,411 receiving yards as well as 145 touchdowns during his professional career.
In 1998, Allen joined the broadcast team for CBS’s The NFL Today, a pre-game show for the network’s NFL programming. He later went on to cover college football for FOX Sports, and has also worked as a keynote speaker, actor, and writer.