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2018 Circle of Champions Inductees

2018 Circle of Champions Inductees

Anthony Munoz grew up in Ontario, California, played college football at the University of Southern California but has been a resident of Ohio for the past 38 years after the Cincinnati Bengals selected him No. 3 overall in the first round of the 1980 NFL draft. One of the greatest NFL linemen in history, Munoz played 13 years with the Bengals between 1980 and 1992. Cincinnati won four division championships during that time and made two Super Bowl appearances. He was selected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls, was All-Pro nine times and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1991. Anthony was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 and to the NFL 75th Anniversary Team in 1994. Prior to that, Munoz was a three-sport high school standout and, besides having an outstanding football career at USC, he pitched for the Trojans’ 1978 national championship baseball team. In 2002, he started the Anthony Munoz Foundation, which is committed to impacting the youth in the Greater Cincinnati area mentally, physically and spiritually through various initiatives. Anthony and his wife reside in Mason. 


Michelle (Munoz) Trenz was a standout volleyball and basketball player at Mason High School. She led the Comets to a 27-0 record and the OHSAA Division I state basketball championship as a junior in 2000 after they were state runners-up the previous year. Michelle earned high school All-America honors, was twice named first team all-state and was a two-time Ohio Ms. Basketball recipient. Mason was 94-8 during her time as a four-year starter. Following high school, Trenz played on Pat Summit’s 2002 Tennessee team that finished 29-5, won the SEC championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four. She then played two years at Ohio State before injuries forced her to end her career. She started in 27 games for the 2005 Buckeyes’ team that tied for the Big Ten championship and advanced to the Sweet 16. Michelle and her husband have four children and reside in Cincinnati.




Michael Munoz was a standout football player at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. He helped the Crusaders finish as Division I state runners-up as a sophomore in 1997, was a three-time all-state selection as an offensive lineman and was selected to several All-America teams.  He also was a four-time state qualifier in the discus and three-time state qualifier in the shot put. Munoz went on to play college football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a four-year starter, two-time team captain, was twice second team All-SEC and was consensus All- America. He won the 2004 National Football Foundation Draddy Award for athletic and academic success. A graduate of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Munoz earned his M.B.A. from Miami University. He was president of the Munoz Agency and executive director of the Anthony Munoz Foundation before being hired as vice president of character development by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2017. Michael and his wife have five children and reside in Cincinnati.



Dennis Hopson attended Bowsher High School in Toledo, where he was a standout basketball player. He was the Toledo player-of-the-year and earned first team all-state honors as a senior in 1983. Hopson then attended Ohio State, where he ended his career as the Buckeyes’ all-time scoring leader with 2,096 points after a senior year that saw his 29.0 average rank second nationally, and he was named to several All-America teams and was the Big Ten Player of the Year. He also served as a two-time Buckeye captain. The third overall pick of the 1987 NBA draft by New Jersey, Hopson played five seasons in the NBA. He led the Nets in scoring in 1990 and was a member of the 1991 World Champion Chicago Bulls. He then played overseas between 1992 and 2000.  Following his playing career, Dennis remained around basketball, coaching at the professional, college and high school levels, including serving as an assistant at Bowling Green between 2009 and 2014, and he also spent a year as an NBA scout. Dennis earned his degree in education/sports leisure from Ohio State and is a member of both the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. He is currently director of basketball operations for the YMCA of Greater Toledo.



Dwight “Bo” Lamar was an outstanding basketball player who grew up in Columbus. In high school, “Bo” helped one of the state’s all-time best teams win the big-school state championship at East High School in 1969. The Tigers finished 25-0, and he earned all-state honors along with teammates Ed Ratleff and the late Nick Connor. Lamar then attended college at Southwestern Louisiana – today known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette – where he was a three-time All-American in two different divisions. During his career, he scored 3,493 points and averaged 31.2 points per game in an era before the three-point line. The team’s record of 74-13 his last three seasons was bettered only by UCLA during that time. Bo was drafted in the third round of the 1973 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons and he spent three seasons playing in the ABA and a year in the NBA with the Lakers. He spent several years back at Louisiana-Lafayette as a basketball color analyst on radio and now makes his home in Reynoldsburg.



William White grew up in Lima and was a standout football and basketball player at Lima Senior High School. He then became a four-year starting cornerback at Ohio State, where he helped the Buckeyes win two Big Ten championships. He was a team captain his senior year in 1987, when he earned first team All-Big Ten honors and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. A fourth-round pick of the Detroit Lions in the 1988 NFL draft, White spent 11 seasons in the NFL, including six years with the Lions. He started 132 games in his career, had 20 career interceptions and started for the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII against Denver. A 1987 graduate of Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, White has been involved in several businesses since his playing days, including a concussion assessment company, and he has just begun the William White Family Foundation, where funds generated will go towards ALS research. William and his wife reside in Powell, and have two children, including son Brendon, a sophomore at Ohio State where he is a member of the Buckeye football team.