(WHAS11) -- Former University of Louisville football great, Lenny Lyles, will be honored with an award in his name. The local company, Custom Quality Services, has created the Lenny Lyles Sportsperson of the Year Award.
Several people gathered Wednesday for the announcement. It will go each year to a local sports figure who achieves the highest level of performance in their sport and also demonstrates the principles of being a champion for Louisville.
The inaugural award winner will be selected next summer.
Lyles is a graduate of Central High School and a four year starter for UofL back in the mid 50's.
He passed away in November of 2011.
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