Hall of Fame

HOF inductees & the wny lineman of the year since 2003

Lineman of the year award

Our award was created to honor and recognize great local athletes who previously were not given recognition for their accomplishments. Below are all the players which we have honored since 2003.

In our decade-plus of existence we have had the privilege of inducting over 100 great student-athletes. Below is a complete list of the members of the Trench Trophy Hall of Fame.

Last 
Black
Carr-Johnson
Emer
Grisolia
Hutchinson
Jones
Kloss
Kubik
Luderman
Pawlowski
White
Wilkes
Bruenn
Bullock-Watson
Fuzak
Grant
Hannon
Miner
Newsome
Perlino
Roberson
Senn
Stephens
Wray
Attea
Baker
Bowers
Crawford
Kelleher
Ksiezarczyk
Mistretta
Rymarczyk
Wheatley
Wilson
Bill
Byrne
Doctor
Hillis
Lamb
MacIlwain
Merlau
Oldro
Perry
Stauss
Zobrest
Bunker
Czech
Haines
Hunter
Murphy
Nocek
Senn
Sommerville
Studd
Swan
Anderson
Austin
Bartholomew
Burgio
Chase
DiPirro
Lathrop
Leach
Morganstern
Scamurra
Anna
Bauer
Cambria
Fluent
Langworthy
NeMoyer
Sanders
Schiavi
Therrien
Washington
Bigelow
Carlson
Gallagher
Harnden
Hornung
Howard
Marsh
Mulhern
Shreve
Shreve
Buck
Bunker
Gens
Green
Hairston
Harnden
Kieliszek
Mesi
Phillips
Rohauer
Smith
Urschel
Benson
Eldridge
Dudkowski
Garvey
Jesonowski
Balcerzak
Bloom
Rosario
Hymes
Christman
Hadi
Skubis
Byrum
Rodriguez
Kakavand
Apperson
Appenheimer
DePalma
Steinwald
Eaton
Beaver
King
Jesonowski
Hogg
Annis
McElwain
Papia
Bittner
Smith
Worthington
Brown
Rosner
Coan
Margerum
Port
Weber
Miller
Santiago
Langworthy
Randle
Amos
Kindt
Livingston
Ingraham
Haney
Maull
Graham
Sickles
Freeman

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Chauval
Michael
Nathan
Tyler
Preston
Nick
Sean
Daniel
Jacob
Nathan
Tyler
J.B.
Greg
Tristen
Jake
Jakob
Pat
Leyton
Khaliqye
AJ
Richard
Wesley
Desmond
Sam
George
Chandler
Michael
Keyshawn
Mike
Evin
Joe
Matt
T.J.
Rob
Jeremiah
Ryan
Tommy
Dawson
Mike
Steven
Ryan
Cody
Kevon
Steven
Phil
Jason
John
Cortland
Ryan
Sean
Nick
Michael
Khalil
Tyler
Jake
Nathan
Dan
Miles
Andrew
Josh
Kyle
Brandon
Devon
Mike
T.J.
Dylan
Austin
Jack
Ben
Pat
Thomas
Anthony
Mike
Todd
Dereon
Troy
Jasen
Dillon
Eric
Matt
Desmond
Zack
Sean
Casey
Kyle
Chris
Ben
Corey
Reggie
Curtis
Ryan
Kevin
Justin
Steve
Donald
Mike
John
Anthony
Zack
Kevin
Art
Joshua
Corey
Randy
Jose
Corey
Nicholas
Abdullah
Christopher
Carlton
Gil
Nicholas
Andrew
Mike
Joseph
Harrison
Blake
Jeffrey
Justin
Jesse
John
Max
Tim
Jeff
Pete
Chris
Doug
Tim
Adam
Steve
Ian
Alex
Jason
Matt
Adriel
Matt
Brandon
Ryan
Justin
John
Doug
Alex
Gary
Matt
Andy
Garvie

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Dunkirk
Hutch Tech
Iroquois
St. Francis
Franklinville/Ellicottville
Dunkirk
Clarence
Orchard Park
Lancaster
Cleveland Hill
Kenmore West
Grand Island
West Seneca East
Hutch-Tech
Williamsville South
Depew
Springville
Alden
Bennett
East Aurora-Holland
Canisius
Randolph
Timon-St. Jude
Starpoint
Williamsville North
Maple Grove-Chautauqua
Randolph
Cleveland Hill
Maryvale
West Seneca East
Jamestown
Kenmore East
Canisius
Cheektowaga
Hamburg
Bishop Timon/St. Jude
Grand Island
Orchard Park
Depew
Cleveland Hill
Pioneer
Randolph
Burgard
Albion
Alden
Alden
Jamestown
Jamestown
Canisius
Bishop Timon/St. Jude
Fredonia
Orchard Park
Bennett
Springville
Maple Grove
Frewsburg
Southwestern 
St. Francis 
Depew
Alden
St. Mary's 
Kenmore West 
Orchard Park 
Cheektowaga 
Williamsville South 
Pioneer
Lancaster 
St. Joe's
Randolph 
Southwestern 
Canisius
McKinley 
Lackawanna 
Williamsville East 
Riverside 
Eden
Southwestern
Williamsville South
Grand Island
Cheektowaga
St. Francis
Panama
Riverside
North Tonawanda
North Tonawanda
Frontier
North Tonawanda
Maple Grove
Lackawanna
Cleveland Hill
Grand Island
Lancaster
Orchard Park
Sweet Home
Alden
Grover Cleveland
Canisius
Grover Cleveland
Cleveland Hill
Depew
East Aurora
Iroquois
Lockport
Orchard Park
Randolph
St. Francis
Sweet Home
Lackawanna
Clarence High School
Depew
Frontier
Iroquois
Maple Grove
Maryvale
Silver Creek
St Joe's
Allegany-Limestone
Burgard
Grand Island
Iroquois
McKinley
North Tonawanda
Randolph
St Joe's
Williamsville North
St. Francis
St. Francis
Burgard
Depew
Frewsburg
Hamburg
North Tonawanda
Orchard Park
Portville
South Park
Southwestern
Burgard
Cleveland Hill
Depew
Eden
Grand Island
Lockport
Olean
Orchard Park
Randolph
South Park

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2016
2016
2016
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2015
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2011
2011
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2011
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2010
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*Bold indicates a player inducted in consecutive years prior to Committee rule changes

Since 2003 the Trench Trophy has named the Western New York Lineman of the Year, below you will find the recipients of the award.

2016

nathan emer

iroquois chiefs

Height: 6-5 Weight: 249

4 year starter. . . 2015 Large School Trench Trophy Underclassman . . . Played both ways. . . 12 sacks. . . 52 tackles . . . 6 fumble recoveries. . . First Team All-WNY. . . Looking to play Division I football

2015

jake fuzak

williamsville south billies

Height: 6-5 Weight: 273

4 year starter. . . Played both ways. . . 68 tackles and 8.5 sacks his senior year. . . Recorded Pick 6. . . First Team All-WNY. . . Represented U.S. in International Bowl vs. Canada. . . Headed to UB

2014

Joe mistretta

jamestown red raiders

Height: 6-2 Weight: 290

3 year starter. . . .2-Way starter . . . 86 tackles and 5 sacks his senior year. . . First Team All-WNY. . . Academic average of 93. . . Considering Edinboro, UB, and Syracuse

2013

jeremiah bill

hamburg bulldogs

Height: 6-2 Weight: 265

2-Way starter. . . Known for excellent technique. . . . Very consistent player. . . Second Team All-WNY. . . Plans on continuing football career. . . Considering UB, Universty of Rochester, and Cornell

2012

ryan hunter

canisius crusaders

Height: 6-5 Weight: 315

Dominant force on both sides of the ball. . . 0 sacks given up all year. . . . Made over 50 tackles on defense despite constant double-team. . . Made his presence felt in Championship game against Timon. . . First Team All-WNY. . . . . . Verbal commitment to Bowling Green

2011

devon leach

orchard park quakers

Height: 6-3 Weight: 290

Anchored Class AA State Champion line at left gaurd. . . Excelled at run-blocking. . . . Named Offensive Line MVP of Class AA State Championship. . . First Team All-WNY. . . Squats 650 & benches 350. . . Plans on continuing football career. . . Will play for Yale while studying pre-med & biology

2010

dylan anna

pioneer panthers

Height: 6-1 Weight: 225

Anchored both lines, playing guard on offense and tackle on defense. . . Frequently double-teamed on defense. . . Team Co-Captain. . . Second Team All-WNY. . . Led Panthers to 7-2 record. . . Plans on continuing football career. . . Considering attending St. John Fischer College.

2009

jasen carlson

southwestern trojans

Height: 6-3 Weight: 300

Trojans were 42-4 in his four years as a starter. . . Had 51 tackles. . . . Part of Trojans' 29-game winning streak. 47-foot shot putter. . . Anchored both lines. . . Plans on attending the University at Buffalo.

2008

john Urschel

canisius crusaders

Height: 6-4 Weight: 275

Dominant on the field and in the classroom with a 94 academic average. . . 2008 team captain. . . Named to 2008 pre-season All WNY team. . . 2008 First Team All WNY. . . Named to the All-Catholic first team in all 3 of his years as a starter. . . Considering Stanford, Princeton, & Cornell.

2007

nicholas christman

sweet home panthers

Height: 6-2 Weight: 285

Named Defensive MVP in the Far West Regionals against Aquinas. . . Repeat first teamer. . . Shared Defensive Player of the Year in Class A North with Christian Nestark of Grand Island.

2006

gil rodriguez

frontier falcons

Height: 6-2 Weight: 245

Tough, hardnosed, two-way down lineman. . . Controlled both sides of the line this season. . . Played guard on offense and tackle on defense. . . Known for his hustle and pankake blocks. . . Great blocker at the second level. . . Gil plans on attending college and playing football at the next level.

2005

Jesse Jesonowski

Iroquois Chiefs

Height: 6-5 Weight: 260

Dominated both sides of the line for the Chiefs. . . .Moved to tackle to protect the blind side of QB. . . Made all the Chiefs' line calls. . . . Played a key role in Chiefs' homecoming win. . . Had 30 tackles and three sacks. . . . Considering Holy Cross and Central Connecticut for architecture.

2004

Jason weber

Orchard park quakers

Height: 6-0 Weight: 265

Class AA South Defensive Player of the Year and the RWS Class AA Defensive Player of the Game. . . . Led team in tackles with 90, 4 sacks, 4fumble recoveries. Paved way for Andy Pace's 1,277-yard season . . . 3 year varsity starter. . . . Considering Toledo, Albany.

2003

John Livingston

Eden Red Raiders

Height: 6-1 Weight: 285

Paved the way for a ground game that gained more than 3,200 yards in 12 games. "For a 285-pound kid, he never came off the field," coach Doug Beetow said. "When we needed him, he even played on kickoffs. He's a special kid." Will attend the University at Buffalo.

While only seniors are eligible to be inducted into our Hall of Fame, each year we honor two underclassman for their outstanding play.

Last

Sanders
Whitaker
Emer
Kubik
Grant
Howard
Attea
Bowers
Belica
Feitshans
Senn
Burgio
Bonacquisti
Erickson

First

Jeramiah
Tariq
Nate
Daniel
Jakob
Omara
George
Michael
Adam
Erik
Michael
Andrew
Nicholas
Colton

School

Bishop Timon/ St. Jude
Cheektowaga
Iroquois
Orchard Park
Depew
Niagara Falls
Williamsville North
Randolph
Orchard Park
Alden
Orchard Park
Depew
Orchard Park
Falconer

Year

2016
2016
2015
2015
2014
2014
2013
2013
2012
2012
2011
2010
2007
2007