BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Eddie Conyers will be recognized as the 2022 Frank “Pig” House Award recipient at the 54th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The Frank “Pig” House Award is given to someone who has performed outstanding service to sports in Alabama, and whom the Board of Directors feels worthy of special recognition. The award is named after the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s first Chairman of the Board who was instrumental in the founding of the Hall of Fame.
Eddie Conyers is being honored for his nearly 60 years of service to University of Alabama athletic department. Born in Montgomery, he and his family eventually moved to Tuscaloosa where he graduated from high school in 1946. After two years of service in the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Alabama. He was called back into service during the Korean War and served an additional two years. In 1954, he graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Commerce and went to work for Allen and Jemison Company in Tuscaloosa, where he worked for 26 years. In 1962, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant hired Conyers as a football practice official and he has served in that position ever since. At age 93, he has worked with 12 national champion teams and many hall of fame inductees, including Bear Bryant, Gene Stallings, and Nick Saban.
Conyers joins a distinguished list of others who have been honored by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as Frank “Pig” House Award recipients. They are: Sammy Dunn (2004), Avalee Willoughby (2007), Buddy Anderson (2014), Emanuel “Tubb” Bell IV (2017), Don Hawkins (2020), and Reeves Sims (2021).
The 54th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at (205) 323-6665.