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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               April 30, 2001


Jon Kolb named to Oklahoma State University Hall of Honor


Jon Kolb, MS, exercise physiologist at Sharon Regional Health System’s Personal Fitness Center, was recently inducted into the Oklahoma State University Hall of Honor. Kolb, an Oklahoma native, was in Stillwater for the ceremony that included several other former OSU standouts. He was a three-year letterman for the Cowboy football team and capped his college career by earning All-American honors in 1968 as a center.

Kolb also was a two-time all conference selection who, following his senior season, played in the Senior Bowl, the North-South Shrine Bowl, the Coaches All-American Game and the College All-Star Game. After being selected in the third round of the NFL draft by Pittsburgh, he played left tackle for the Steelers from 1969 to 1981 and helped lead them to championships in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV.

In 1982 he was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and elected to the All-Time Steelers football team. Other achievements include 1st place in the 1981 National Football League Strongest Man Contest on ESPN.

Kolb has been with Sharon Regional for the past five years developing specialized exercise and fitness programs for children and those with diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and balance difficulties along with working in The Personal Fitness Center and assisting in the Athletic Training Plus program. He also serves as an assistant football coach to the Grove City College football team. Kolb earned a Bachelor’s in physical education from OSU and a Master’s in exercise science from Slippery Rock University.