Winston-Salem, NC -- When you first meet Carl Eller right away you notice his height and could imagine what it would be like going up against him on the gridiron.
Eller's roots are grounded in the the Triad. He attended Atkins Academic and Technology High School in Winston-Salem.
Eller has a long list of of football achievements stemming from college as an All-American at the University of Minnesota. He entered the next level as the first-round draft pick for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills. He later helped the Vikings to win 10 NFC Central Division titles and the 1969 championship. He is a six-time pro bowler and played in four Super Bowls before finishing up his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1979. He was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Eller made a stop in the Triad appearing on WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show to talk about his next accomplishment. He's being honored at his old high school in Winston-Salem. A ceremony will be held for him Tuesday afternoon as part of the Hometwon Hall of Famers. It's an award given to pro football's greatest legends in their hometown communities through Allstate Insurance.
Eller will also get a special road sign in his honor that the school will decide where it will be placed.
WFMY News 2