President Hawkinson presents the President's Medal to John Mobley
Awarded September 24, 2022
One of the greatest players in Kutztown University football and NCAA Division II history, linebacker John Mobley racked up numerous accolades during an All-America career with the
Golden Bears from 1991-95, before going on to earn All-Pro honors and a pair of Super Bowl titles with the Denver Broncos. Mobley was the 1995 PSAC East Defensive Player of the Year, a four-time All-PSAC recipient, two-time AP Little All-America First Team selection and a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the best player in Division II.
Mobley was invited to the 1996 NFL Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 15th overall pick in the first round, becoming the highest drafted player in PSAC history and the third player drafted from KU all-time.
Mobley went on to become a First Team AP All-Pro and was instrumental in Denver winning its first Super Bowl in franchise history, knocking down a Brett Favre pass on 4th and 6 in the
final minute to preserve the Broncos’ 31-24 victory in Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Mobley and the Broncos capped the 1998 season by repeating as Super Bowl champions in 1999, with a 34-19 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
Mobley was named to the Division II Team of the Quarter Century and in 2012, was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame.
Medal Ceremony, Sept. 2022
Mobley receives Hall of Fame Plaques
Mobley receives associate's degree
John Mobley's emotional reaction to receiving associate's degree, surrounded by family.
John Mobley and President Hawkinson
Mobley and Dr. Hawkinson react after the presentation of the president's medal.
The crowd gives standing ovation to John Mobley after presentation of awards.
Mobley and KU football players, coach
John Mobley poses with KU football captains and Coach Jim Clements.
John Mobley and his brothers
John Mobley pictured with his brothers after the ceremony.
John Mobley and his family
John Mobley pictured with his family after the ceremony.
John Mobley and his daughter
John Mobley pictured with his daughter after the ceremony.
John Mobley and his wife
John Mobley pictured with his wife after the ceremony.
John Mobley at the game
John Mobley accompanied the KU football captains to midfield at the game prior to the ceremony.