Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame 2018 class inducted

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inducted a new class Tuesday in a ceremony at Van Andel Arena.

Among the inductees was former Ottawa Hills High School standout linebacker David Harris, who also played for Michigan and for more than a decade in the NFL.  

"It's a huge honor," Harris told 24 Hour News 8 before the induction. "Just to know I have the support of the people in my hometown community and to think I'm worthy of such an honor as this, it means a lot to me."

Harris sponsors a free football camp in West Michigan each year. This year, he partnered with fellow Grand Rapids native Kavon Frazier, now with the Dallas Cowboys.

"Funny thing is, he was a camper at my first camp 12 year ago," Harris said with a laugh. "To see where he's at now … is phenomenal.

The other inductees included former Tri-Unity Christian High School basketball player Chris Kaman, who also played for Central Michigan and in the NBA for 13 years; longtime Grand Rapids Community College basketball coach Gene Paxton; and former Michigan State University women's golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll.

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