A Professional Football Career

Six former Menlo College student-athletes were selected to enter the Menlo College Athletics Hall of Fame by the Selection Committee at the athletic department's Ninth Annual Golf Tournament & Fundraiser in April. The Inductees of 2009 include football standout Mark Speckman, who was born without hands and travels the country as a motivational speaker; Heather Hoffman-Galuteria, the first ever women's basketball inductee; record-breaking football pass-and-catch combo Zamir Amin and Nate Jackson; Brooke Richardson, the only volleyball player to have her jersey retired; and former PGA Tour golfer Al Geiberger.

The six-member group was inducted during Menlo's Homecoming festivities on Oct. 2-3, at the Oaks football game versus Northwest Conference foe Linfield. This year's group raised the number of inductees to 140 with the number of football players or coaches in the Menlo College Athletics Hall of Fame to 59. Geiberger is the seventh golf hall of famer.

As a wide receiver, Nate Jackson was a two-time All-American before spending the last six years as a tight end with the National Football League's Denver Broncos. In addition to a number of school records, Jackson led all NCAA Div. III players in receptions and receiving yards per game in both 2000 and 2001. He ranks in the top 15 in twelve different game, season and career receiving categories in the Div. III record books while coming in at 6th in career receiving yards per game and 7th in career receptions per game for all NCAA players.