Longtime Badger fans will never forget the touchdown pass Memorial grad Gregg Bohlig threw to lead their team past number four Nebraska in 1974.
For the man himself, local roots come to mind before all that.
"I was lucky enough to grow up in Eau Claire, a community that valued athletics."
In football and basketball he was a conference MVP, and the 1969 state baseball tournament MVP even turned down an offer to play that sport professionally.
He'll add 'Hall of Famer' to those accomplishments during a weekend full of events. They start with a homecoming parade that will lead up to an induction ceremony down on the field at Carson Park.
Help from the school's booster club will let a committee of about a dozen induct 25 athletes this year, and more during every year to follow.
"It'll be a great great addition not only to the school but to the community," said Memorial Athletic Director Mark Froehle.
Then there's the benefit that current student athletes could gain from having hall of fame plaques in the hall of their school.
"Hopefully that'll provide some motivation for them to work hard and excel here at Memorial as well," Bohlig said.
In Madison, they praised Bohlig for a sensational 77-yard touchdown pass.
In Eau Claire, they'll praise him as one of the greatest athletes in more than 100-years of school history.
"I always look back and feel like my high school experience was the highlight of my athletic career."
Though being a part of the class of 2005 will probably rank near the top of his highlight list.
The charter members who will join Bohlig are:
Jim Van Gorden
Howard "Cub" Buck
Roger "Whitey" Johnson
Adolph "Ade" Olson
Harold "Diz" Kronenberg
Eilert "Cy" Berg