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Mark Meadows

GNFA - Historian


Original founder of the GNFA, Meadows heads the research efforts and compiling the archives of minor league football in the Northwest.  A 13-year veteran of the sport, he's held various positions within conferences, has been an owner and player, coach and advisor across the Midwest and West Coast and on various International teams.  Played collegiately at Peru State College (1990 NAIA National Champions) until a knee injury ended his college career.


Works in conjunction with the Hall of Fame committee to examine nominee qualifications and be the tie breaking vote if necessary. 


Elected to MLFN Hall of Fame (2010)


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GNFA Computer Rankings/Power Poll

Eric Murray


Eric Murray has a long history in northwest semi pro football and is in the GNFA record books as one of the elder statesmen to have suited up in a game.  Murray is the creator of the computer ranking system used by the GNFA.

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Special Thanks to:

Steven Brainerd - Semi Pro Football Historian

Jack Green US Naval Historian

Jeff Charlston US Army Sports Historian

Patrick Kearney - Montana Historian

Additional Historical  Research Information Provided by the Following Publications and Individuals:


Tyler Hunter - Seattle Research       Tim Robinson - Burien Flyers History

Seattle Times, The Olympian, Our Navy, NWfootball.net & John Phillips, Dave Broussard, Greg Piper, evergreenfootballleague.com, Heath Wharton, Eric Murray, Stephen Matychowiak, Seattle Cavaliers game programs, University of British Columbia, Don Ridge, Multnomah County Athletic Club, Washington State Archives, The News Tribune, Issaquah Press, Warren Lawless, Tacoma News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Oregon Thunderbolts game programs, Issaquah Historical Society-Erica Maniaz, Phil Pompeo.