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Watch: Oregon Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2020 class in virtual ceremony

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum marked its 40th anniversary with a virtual induction ceremony this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (12) is pursued by New England Patriots defensive lineman Craig Hanneman (74) during an NFL game on Nov. 17, 1975.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum marked its 40th anniversary with a virtual induction ceremony this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Jordan Kent of NBC Sports Northwest was the master of ceremonies and was joined by KGW's Orlando Sanchez.

Here's a look at the 2020 class of inductees:

  • Craig Hanneman: All-American football player at Oregon State; played for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL
  • John Jaha: Portland native; played Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics
  • Rockne Freitas: Played football at Oregon State; played for the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL
  • Tiffeny Milbrett: Portland native; Olympic gold and silver medalist; University of Portland soccer star; played for the 1999 Gold Cup winning U.S. national team
  • Tom Jernstedt: Posthumous induction for the McMinnville native, who spent his career as a basketball administrator for the NCAA and was instrumental in the rise of March Madness

WATCH: 2020 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Former Portland Trail Blazers star forward Brian Grant also received the Commitment to Community award for his life-long service to charity and public support organizations and for founding the Brian Grant Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Saturday's virtual ceremony included appearances from Nike founder Phil Knight; Trail Blazers legend and Hall of Famer Bill Walton; NFL greats Mel Renfro, Neil Lomax and Dan Fouts; Nike shoe design icon Tinker Hatfield; and legendary Trail Blazers announcer Bill Schonely.

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame also awarded six $3,000 scholarships to six Oregon high school scholar-athletes, through the MacTarnahan Family Trust. The recipients of this year's scholarships were:

  • Gabriel Knox, Harrisburg High School
  • Lesly LuJan Lopez, Beaverton High School
  • Johnny Martinez, David Douglas High School
  • Taylor Ramirez, Gresham High School
  • Maxwell Reed, Oregon City High School
  • Jillian Rudolf, North Lake High School

WATCH: 2019 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony