Hall of Fame President-Executive Director, Steve Perry accepts the Letter of Commendation from Budget Director Tim Keen.
Members of the Ohio General Assembly and Governor Kasich's office attended the reception.
Visitors to the Statehouse are encouraged to view a specially created exhibit that will be on display through April.
The exhibit highlights pro football's Ohio roots.
Included in the display are the original meeting minutes from the NFL's founding in Canton, OH in 1920.