Five members will be inducted into the South Jersey Football Hall of Fame on June 27, it was announced yesterday by the South Jersey Football Coaches' Association.
The inductees include two players who reached the NFL - Willingboro's Kareem McKenzie, a 6-foot-6, 327-pound offensive tackle who has played in the league for the last six years, and Cherry Hill East grad Glenn Foley, who is now a sportscaster for WPEN-AM (950).
Delsea coach Sal Marchese Jr., longtime South Jersey referee Joe Mulhern and the late Herb Fisher, a former Cherry Hill West head coach and then a longtime assistant at Cherry Hill East, will also be inducted during the 6 p.m. banquet at Masso's in Glassboro.
McKenzie, who will turn 28 next Thursday, played at Penn State before spending his first four seasons with the New York Jets. He has played for the New York Giants the last two years.
Over the years, McKenzie, who was a third-round pick in 2001, helped open holes for two of the NFL's best backs, the Jets' Curtis Martin and the Giants' Tiki Barber.
Foley, 36, a quarterback, starred at Boston College and then was the Jets' seventh-round pick in 1994. He spent five years with the Jets and one season with the Seattle Seahawks. In 21 career games, he completed 207 of 382 passes (54.2 percent) for 2,469 yards and 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Fisher, whose Hall of Fame award will be accepted by his son, Bill, was one of Foley's coaches during his highly successful tenure at Cherry Hill East.
In 1993, Marchese replaced the legendary John Oberg - the winningest football coach in South Jersey history with 230 victories - and has become a highly respected coach in his own right. Marchese has compiled a 104-38-1 record in 14 seasons at Delsea.
At the Hall of Fame banquet, players from this year's Adam Taliaferro Classic - which will be played at Rowan University on June 28 - will also be honored. The Classic matches South Jersey's top senior players.
Tickets for the banquet are $25 and can be purchased by calling 856-582-0212.