Former University of Kentucky standout Jacob Tamme was among four 2015 inductees named Thursday to the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Tamme is joined in the class of 2015 by Doug Buffone from the University of Louisville, the late Gil Mains from Murray State and Aaron Jones from Eastern Kentucky.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban was announced as winner of this year's Blanton Collier Award for integrity on and off the field. The award is named in honor of the former UK and Cleveland Browns coach.
The Hall of Fame's 2015 induction ceremony will take place June 26 at the Brown Theater in Louisville.
Tamme, currently with the Denver Broncos, starred at Boyle County High School before coming to UK, where he finished his career first in school history in catches by a tight end with 133 for 1,417 yards and 11 touchdowns from 2004-07. In seven seasons as a pro, Tamme has 178 receptions for 1,703 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Jones, designated this year's 1980s inductee, played nine seasons in the NFL with Pittsburgh, New England and Miami. The defensive end was a first-round draft pick in 1988 out of EKU.
Buffone, the 1970s inductee, played 14 years at linebacker for the Chicago Bears after a standout career at U of L that earned him a spot in the Cardinals' Hall of Fame.
Mains, the pre-1970s inductee, spent nine years as a defensive lineman with the Detroit Lions after playing for Murray State, where he is part of the school's Hall of Fame.