Bill Text: IN HR0029 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Honoring Steve Weatherford, Terre Haute native, for playing in the Super Bowl.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2012-02-09 - First reading: adopted voice vote [HR0029 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2012-HR0029-Introduced.html

Introduced Version



Introduced by: Kersey


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor Steve Weatherford.
    Whereas, As a Terre Haute North Vigo Patriot, Steve Weatherford played punter, kicker and safety on the football team, and set records for the most field goals in a career, longest punting average and longest field goal made, was named to the All-Conference team and earned All-State twice as a kicker;

    Whereas, During Mr. Weatherford's college career at the University of Illinois in 2003, he placed second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation in punting average, and was named the school's Special Teams Player of the Year;

    Whereas, In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Mr. Weatherford the Most Underrated Player in the Big Ten, he finished second in the Big Ten in punting average and fourth nationally, and in his senior season, he finished as the school's leader in career punting average;

    Whereas, Mr. Weatherford has played professional football for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets;

    Whereas, Most recently, Mr. Weatherford returned to Indiana as the punter for the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants; and,

    Whereas, Mr. Weatherford has unselfishly given back to the Terre Haute community by donating his time and resources to the Vigo County School Corporation its student athletes and the community: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives recognizes the valuable contributions made by Steve Weatherford and wishes him continued success.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Mr. Weatherford.

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