This Friday, the 16th Annual Knoxville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions will take place. Four new members will join an illustrious group of inductees including Brian Hiemstra, Mike Stults, Elizabeth (Haning) Hadler, and Graham Fee. Hall of Fame Selection Committee Member Joe Cunningham tells KRLS Sports with Fee it shows that while Knoxville has not had as much recent success on the football field as it would like, Fee is an example of the rich tradition Knoxville Football has.
“Knoxville’s history is tremendous and I’ll use football as an example. There’s times our program has been down for a few years and people get frustrated, and I say we have an incredible football history. The 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s we were a football power in central Iowa, and Graham’s a great story that we can talk about.”
Fee led the Panthers to their first unbeaten season in 1954. He continued his gridiron career at Central College where he was an all-conference quarterback and was named MVP of the basketball team his senior year. Fee is likely best known for being the “Voice of the Panthers” for 42 seasons as the public address announcer at Ken Locke Stadium.