鈴木弘子: First - I want to say I am very happy and truly honored to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.
I have dedicated my life to play American football and after 5 years of playing in Japan I moved to USA to play in the strongest league, against the best teams and players.
I played for:
Daytona Beach Barracudas,
Long Beach Aftershock,
Antelope Valley Attack,
San Diego Surge,
and San Diego Rebellion
and I enjoyed this game very much.
And in 20 years of playing in American Teams I’ve accomplished my goal of earning a Championship ring. I am also proud to be the first Japanese woman to play in the League and encourage others to follow my footsteps.
At the end, I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Teams, Coaches and players I played with in all these years. You all made me a better player...and a better person.
I also want to thank Hall of Fame Committee to chose me to be in this selected group of worthy players.
This is very important moment for me and I consider it to be my greatest accomplishment.