DALLAS, March 11 - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced
today the names of 77 players and seven coaches who comprise the 2010
Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the C
DALLAS, March 11 - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced
today the names of 77 players and seven coaches who comprise the 2010
Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football
Hall of Fame.
"Having a ballot and a voice in the selection of the inductees is
one of the most cherished NFF member benefits," said NFF Chairman Archie
Manning, a 1989 Hall of Fame inductee from Ole Miss. "There is no group
more knowledgeable or passionate about college football than our
membership, and the tradition of the ballot helps us engage them in the
lofty responsibility of selecting those who have reached the pinnacle of
achievement in our sport."
The ballot mailed this week to the more than 12,000 NFF members and
current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to
the NFF's Honors Court, which deliberates and selects the class.
Chaired by Gene Corrigan, a former ACC Commissioner and NCAA president,
the 13-member NFF Honors Court includes an elite and geographically
diverse pool of athletics directors, conference commissioners, Hall of
Famers and members of the media.
"It's an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that
more than 4.72 million people have played college football," said NFF
President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. "The Hall's requirement of being
a First Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,900
individuals who are even eligible to be on the ballot, so being in
today's group of 77 names means an individual is truly among the
greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce
their names today."
The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live May 27 from the
NASDAQ Times Square site in New York City during a noon press conference
and inducted at The National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner
on December 7, 2010 at the landmark Waldorf=Astoria Hotel also in New
York City. The May 27 press conference has been carried live on ESPNEWS
for the past three years, and the same coverage is anticipated again
This year's ballot includes several notable first time candidates.
Ohio State's Eddie George won the 1995 Heisman Trophy, and Boston
College's Mike Ruth picked up the 1985 Outland Trophy. Matt Stinchcomb, a
candidate from Georgia, claimed the 1998 William V. Campbell Trophy as
the top member of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class that year.
Duncan McColl, a candidate from Stanford, was a member of the 1976 NFF
National Scholar Class. If inducted he would join his father, Bill
McColl, who was inducted in 1973 from Stanford, as a member of the
College Football Hall of Fame. The induction of Duncan would mark the
first father-son combination in the history of the hall of fame. Wesley
Walls, a candidate from Ole Miss, was a member of the 1988 NFF National
Scholar-Athlete, and he was bestowed the honor of delivering the
acceptance speech on behalf of his classmates.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First
Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized
by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last
year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within
the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional
football. Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games
as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from
coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the
age of 70, there is no waiting period). If he is over the age of 75, he
is eligible as an active coach. In both cases, the candidate's
post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.
Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are
submitted to one of eight District Screening Committees, depending on
their school's geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine
who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts.
Each year, approximately 15 candidates, who are not selected for the
Hall of Fame, will be named automatic holdovers and will bypass the
district screening process and automatically appear on the ballot the
following year. Additionally, the Veterans Committee (formerly known as
the Honors Review Committee) may make recommendations to Honors Court
for exceptions that allow for the induction of players who played more
than 50 years ago and coaches who have not won at least 60 percent of
Of the 4.72 million individuals who have played college football,
only 866 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of
Fame. From the coaching ranks, 186 individuals have achieved Hall of
A list of the FBS candidates and capsule bios are provided below.
Click here for an electronic version of the ballot issue in a pdf format that also contains the 96 players and 28 coaches for the divisional ranks who are up for Hall of Fame consideration this year.
The 2010 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class will be
inducted and enshrined simultaneously July 16-17 in South Bend, Ind.,
joining the 2009 Football Bowl Subdivision Hall of Fame Class, which was
inducted this past December, at their enshrinement.
If you would like to become a member and receive a voting sheet for
this year's ballot, please contact NFF Director of Membership Ron
Dilatush at email@example.com.
Ballots without valid membership numbers will be invalidated.
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).
First-time ballot members include both first-year nominees and
candidates who have been previously nominated but did not pass through
the District Screening Committee process until this year.
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION
Candidates are listed alphabetically with school, position and years played
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. Charles Alexander, LSU, Running Back, 1975-78
2. Otis Armstrong, Purdue, Running Back, 1970-72
3. Steve Bartkowski, California, Quarterback, 1972-74
4. Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64
5. * Eric Bieniemy, Colorado, Running Back, 1987-90
6. Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1984-86
7. Bob Breunig, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1972-74
8. * Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, Defensive End, 1992-95
9. Dave Butz, Purdue, Defensive Tackle, 1970-72
10. Dennis Byrd, North Carolina State, Defensive Tackle, 1964-67
11. Dave Casper, Notre Dame, Tight End, 1971-73
12. Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas, Center, 1962-64
13. Ray Childress, Texas A&M, Defensive Lineman, 1981-84
14. * Marv Cook, Iowa, Tight End, 1985-88
15. Bob Crable, Notre Dame, Linebacker, 1978-81
16. Randy Cross, UCLA, Offensive Guard, 1973-75
17. Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas, Punter, 1982-84
18. Sam Cunningham, Southern California, Running Back, 1970-72
19. Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82
20. Bobby Douglass, Kansas, Quarterback, 1966-68
21. D.J. Dozier, Penn State, Running Back, 1983-86
22. * Jumbo Elliott, Michigan, Offensive Tackle, 1984-87
23. Luther Elliss, Utah, Defensive Lineman, 1991-94
24. * Doug English, Texas, Defensive Tackle, 1972-74
25. Bill Enyart, Oregon State, Fullback, 1966-68
26. Dave Foley, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle, 1966-68
27. Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, Placekicker, 1975-78
28. * Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90
29. Willie Gault, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1979-82
30. * Eddie George, Ohio State, Running Back, 1992-95
31. Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78
32. Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65
33. * Jerry Gray, Texas, Defensive Back, 1981-84
34. Mark Herrmann, Purdue, Quarterback, 1977-80
35. Clarkston Hines, Duke, Wide Receiver, 1986-89
36. Desmond Howard, Michigan, Wide Receiver, 1989-91
37. Bobby Humphrey, Alabama, Running Back, 1985-88
38. Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72
39. Tommy Kramer, Rice, Quarterback, 1973-76
40. Jess Lewis, Oregon State, Defensive Tackle, 1966-67, 1969
41. Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
42. Bobby Majors, Tennessee, Defensive Back, 1969-71
43. Paul Martha, Pittsburgh, Running Back, 1961-63
44. Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Defensive Tackle, 1986-90
45. * Duncan McColl, Stanford, Defensive End, 1973-76
46. Pat McInally, Harvard, Tight End, 1972-74
47. Marlin McKeever, Southern California, Tight End, 1958-60
48. George Mira, Miami (Fla.), Quarterback, 1961-63
49. * Chet Moeller, Navy, Defensive Back, 1973-75
50. Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79
51. Paul Naumoff, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1964-66
52. Ken Norton, Jr., UCLA, Linebacker, 1984-87
53. Tom Nowatzke, Indiana, Fullback, 1961-64
54. Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, Offensive Tackle, 1992-95
55. Philip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69
56. Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69
57. Ken Rice, Auburn, Defensive Tackle, 1958-60
58. Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker, 1980-83
59. * Mike Ruth, Boston College, Nose Guard, 1982-85
60. Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88
61. Jake Scott, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1967-68
62. Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver, 1966-68
63. Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina, Wide Receiver, 1984-87
64. Will Shields, Nebraska, Offensive Guard, 1989-92
65. Rod Shoate, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1972-74
66. Percy Snow, Michigan State, Linebacker, 1986-89
67. * Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Tackle, 1995-98
68. Jerry Stovall, LSU, Halfback, 1960-62
69. Darryl Talley, West Virginia, Linebacker, 1979-82
70. Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina, Linebacker, 1977-80
71. Pat Tillman, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1994-97
72. Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63
73. * Wesley Walls, Mississippi, Tight End, 1985-88
74. Alfred Williams, Colorado, Linebacker, 1987-90
75. Clarence Williams, Washington State, Running Back, 1962-64
76. * Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Guard, 1985-88
77. Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION (formerly Div. I-A)
Candidates are listed alphabetically with schools, (years coached) and record with win percentage.
1. * Barry Alvarez: Wisconsin (1990-2005) and 118-73-4 with a .615 win percentage.
2. * Jim Carlen: West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74),
South Carolina (1975-1981) and 107-69-6 with a .604 win percentage.
3. William "Lone Star" Dietz: Washington State (1915-17), Purdue
(1921), Louisiana Tech (1922-23), Wyoming (1924-26), Haskell Indian
Inst., Kan (1929-32), Albright, Pa. (1937-42) and 96-62-7 with a .603
4. Wayne Hardin: Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82) and 118-74-5 with a .612 win percentage.
5. * Bill McCartney: Colorado (1982-94) and 93-55-5 with a .624 win percentage.
6. Billy Jack Murphy: Memphis (1958-71) and 91-44-1 with a .673 win percentage.
7. Darryl Rogers: Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72),
San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State
(1980-84) and 129-84-7 with a .602 win percentage.
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).
2010 PLAYER CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS
Charles Alexander, LSU-Running Back-1977 and '78 consensus First
Team All-America...1977 SEC MVP, leading Tigers to berths in the Sun Bowl
and Liberty Bowl (1978)... Led the SEC in rushing, total offense and
scoring in 1977 and set 27 school records by career's end.
Otis Armstrong, Purdue-Running Back-Named consensus All-America in
1972 after accumulating 3,315 career rushing yards, a school and Big Ten
record... Named Big Ten MVP in 1972.
Steve Bartkowski, California-Quarterback-Named consensus First Team
All-America in 1974... Led the nation in passing with 2,580 yards
(1974)...Ranks 10th in school history with 4,434 passing yards and 8th in
Bob Berry, Oregon-Quarterback-Guided the Ducks to three consecutive
winning seasons... First Oregon quarterback to surpass 1,000 yards in two
different seasons...16 TD passes in 1963 and 39 career touchdowns passes
were school records for 20 years.
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado-Running Back- Played in two national
championships, leading Buffs to 1990 national title...Unanimous First Team
All-America and finished third in 1990 Heisman voting and a two-time
All-Big Eight pick...Still holds eight CU records.
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma-Linebacker-Two-time consensus First Team
All-America pick (1985-86)...Set school record for tackles in a game (22)
and named Butkus Award winner in 1985 and '86...Led Sooners to three
consecutive Orange Bowls and '85 national championship.
Bob Breunig, Arizona State-Linebacker-Named 1974 First Team
All-America selection...Led ASU to 1972 WAC title and to consecutive
Fiesta Bowl wins in 1972 and '73... Three-time All-WAC pick who ranks
third all-time in career solo tackles (206) and fifth in career tackles
(353) at ASU.
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona-Defensive End-Two-time First Team All-America
(consensus-'94, unanimous-'95)...Tied the NCAA career record with 52
sacks...1995 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time First Team
All-Pac-10 selection...Led Arizona to three bowls.
Dave Butz, Purdue-Defensive Tackle-1972 consensus First Team
All-America... Finalist for the Lombardi Award in 1972 and named First
Team All-Conference...Named Defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl.
Dennis Byrd, North Carolina State-Defensive Tackle-First Team
All-America in 1966 and '67, garnering consensus honors in
1967...Three-time All-ACC selection, leading Wolfpack to 1967 Liberty Bowl
win...First player in NC State history to be named consensus
Dave Casper, Notre Dame-Tight End-Named 1973 consensus First Team
All-America...Played on 1973 National Championship Team...1973 ND Offensive
MVP and recorded 21 receptions for 335 yards and four touchdowns in
Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas-Center-Named First Team All-America in
1964...Named Outstanding Lineman of the 1965 Cotton Bowl...Member of the
1964 Arkansas National Championship team...Holds the school record for
most tackles in one game (29).
Ray Childress, Texas A&M-Defensive Lineman-1984 First Team
All-America and two-time All-Southwest Conference pick... Holds the Texas
A&M record for tackles by a defensive lineman (360)... Upon leaving
A&M, ranked second all-time in career sacks (25).
Marv Cook, Iowa-Tight End-1988 consensus First Team All-American...
Two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection and member of 1985 Big Ten
Championship team... Holds school record for most catches by a tight end
(126)... 1987 Academic All-Big 10 selection.
Bob Crable, Notre Dame-Linebacker-Two-time consensus First Team
All-America in 1980 and 1981... Set ND records for most career tackles
(521), most tackles in a season (187), most tackles in a game (26)...
Played in 1981 Hula Bowl.
Randy Cross, UCLA-Offensive Guard-Named First Team All-America in
1975... Helped lead UCLA to a victory over top-ranked Ohio State in the
1976 Rose Bowl... First Team All-Conference selection in 1975... Starter in
28 of 34 career games including his final 23.
Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas-Punter-Named First Team
All-America as a punter in 1983 and Second Team All-America as a punter
and Honorable Mention as a quarterback in 1984...Led UNLV to their
first-ever Bowl game...Broke 18 UNLV records.
Sam Cunningham, Southern California-Running Back-Named First Team
All-America in 1972... Rushed for 1,579 yards and 23 touchdowns during
career... Named 1973 Rose Bowl Player of the Game (four touchdowns)...
Member of the 1972 National Championship team.
Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist-Running Back-Named unanimous
First Team All-America and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting
in 1982...Twice named SWC Player of the Year, he holds 14 SMU records
including career rushing yards (4,450).
Bobby Douglass, Kansas-Quarterback-1968 First Team All-America and
finished seventh in the 1968 Heisman Trophy voting...1968 Big Eight Player
of the Year... Held nearly every KU offense/passing/rushing record by
D.J. Dozier, Penn State-Running Back- Named 1986 consensus First
Team All-America and led PSU to perfect 12-0 season and national
championship (1986)... Finished eighth in 1986 Heisman voting... First PSU
back to lead the team in rushing for four consecutive seasons.
Jumbo Elliott, Michigan-Offensive Tackle- Two-time First Team
All-American (consensus-'87)... Two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection
and member of 1986 Big Ten Co-Champions...Paved the way for Jamie Morris,
who had three-straight 1,000-yard seasons.
Luther Elliss, Utah-Defensive Lineman-1994 consensus First Team
All-America... Led Utes to 1992 Copper Bowl and two consecutive Freedom
Bowls (1993, 94)... 1994 WAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Doug English, Texas-Defensive Tackle-Member of three bowl teams,
including 1973 Cotton Bowl championship team... Two-time All-SWC
selection; Member of two Southwest Conference championship teams (1972,
73)... Averaged 10 tackles per game.
Bill Enyart, Oregon State-Fullback-Named First Team All-America in
1968...Set school record with 1,304 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in
1968...1968 Hula Bowl MVP and two-time First Team All-Conference selection
David Foley, Ohio State-Offensive Tackle-Named consensus First Team
All-America in 1968...Led Buckeyes to the 1968 national championship and
an undefeated season...1968 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
Tony Franklin, Texas A&M-Plackekicker-Two-time First Team
All-America (1976-consensus, '78)...Led A&M to four bowl
appearances...Set seven NCAA records, including most 50 yards-plus field
goals made (15) and most points scored by a kicker in a career (291).
Moe Gardner, Illinois-Defensive Tackle-Two-time First Team All
America (unanimous-'89, consensus-'90)...1990 Big Ten Defensive Player of
the Year and 1989 Big Ten Lineman of the Year...Three-time First Team
All-Conference pick and set school record for career TFL (57).
Willie Gault, Tennessee-Wide Receiver-1982 First Team
All-America...Led Vols to three bowl berths...Set six conference and 12
school punt / kickoff return records...Tied NCAA record for most
touchdowns by kick return in a single season (3) in 1980.
Eddie George, Ohio State-Running Back-1995 Heisman Trophy, Walter
Camp, Maxwell and Doak Walker award winner...1995 Big Ten Player of the
Year...Led OSU to four bowl games...Set 10 conference and finished as OSU's
leader in most 200-plus rushing games (5).
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State-Wide Receiver-Named First Team
All-America, led Big Ten in receiving in league play and helped the
Spartans to a Big Ten Co-Championship and a No.12 national ranking in
1978...Played MLB for 17 seasons.
Charlie Gogolak, Princeton-Placekicker-1965 First Team
All-American...Set seven NCAA records and led Princeton to an 8-1 season
(1965)... Two-time First Team All-Ivy...Holds four school records...
Revolutionized the kicking game utilizing the soccer-style technique.
Jerry Gray, Texas-Defensive Back- Two-time First Team All-American
(consensus-'83, unanimous-'84)... Two-time SWC Player of the Year... Member
of 1983 SWC championship team and four bowl teams...297 career tackles, 16
career interceptions, 20 pass breakups.
Mark Herrmann, Purdue-Quarterback-Named unanimous First Team
All-America, Big Ten MVP and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy
voting in 1980...A First Team All-Conference selection, he broke NCAA
career records for passing yards (9,188) and completions (707).
Clarkston Hines, Duke-Wide Receiver-First Team All-America in 1988
and '89 (consensus), leading Devils to ACC title and All-American Bowl
berth in 1989...Finished career as NCAA record-holder for career touchdown
receptions (38) and posted three 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Desmond Howard, Michigan-Wide Receiver-1991 consensus First Team
All-America and Heisman Trophy winner...Led Wolverines to three Big Ten
titles and two Rose Bowls...Led the nation in scoring (11.5 points per
game) and kickoff returns (27.5 avg.) in 1991.
Bobby Humphrey, Alabama-Running Back-Named First Team All-America in
1987...Led Tide to victories in Aloha Bowl and two Sun Bowls...Named UPI
Offensive Player of the Year in 1987...Ended career with 4,958 all-purpose
yards and 40 TDs.
Dick Jauron, Yale-Running Back-Named First Team All-America in
1972...A three-time First Team All-Conference selection, he received the
Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League's Player of the Year...Graduated as
Yale's career rushing leader with 2,947 yards.
Tommy Kramer, Rice-Quarterback-Named 1976 Consensus First Team
All-America and finished fifth in 1976 Heisman voting...Southwest
Conference Most Valuable Player in 1976... Rice's all-time leader in
single-season passing yards (3,272) and career passing yards (6,197).
Jess Lewis, Oregon State-Defensive Tackle-Named First Team
All-America in 1967...Played in the College All-Star Game, East-West
Shrine Game and Coaches All-America Bowl in 1970...Two-time First Team
All-Conference selection (1967, 1969).
Robert Lytle, Michigan-Running Back-Named consensus All-America in
1976...Finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting... Named Big Ten MVP in
1976 and led UM to two conference championships.
Bobby Majors, Tennessee-Defensive Back-1971 unanimous First Team
All-America... Led Vols to wins in 1971 Sugar Bowl and 1972 Liberty Bowl...
Holds school records for punt returns in a career (117 for 1163 yards, 4
TDs) and season (42 for 457 yards, 2 TDs).
Paul Martha, Pittsburgh-Running Back-1963 consensus First Team
All-America...Member of the 1963 team that went 9-1... By career's end,
ranked 10th all-time at Pitt in career scoring with 104 total points and
recorded 17 career touchdowns.
Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.)-Defensive Tackle-1990 unanimous First
Team All-America selection and Outland Trophy winner...Led Miami to four
consecutive bowl berths and national championships in 1987 and
1989...Registered 45-3-0 record during career.
Duncan McColl, Stanford-Defensive End-1976 First Team
All-America...Two-time First Team All-Pac-8...Holds Stanford records for
most QB sacks in season (17) and most TFL in season (26)...1976 NFF
Pat McInally, Harvard-Tight End-Named First Team All-America in
1974...Finished second in the nation in pass receptions in 1973...Two-time
First Team All-Ivy League pick (1973-74)...Received 1974 New England
Player of the Year and First Team All-East honors.
Marlin McKeever, Southern California-Tight End-Named First Team
All-America in 1959...A three-time All-Conference selection (1958-60) and
MVP of the USC/UCLA game in 1960...Two-time AP and Sports Illustrated
Lineman of the Week.
George Mira, Miami (Fla.)-Quarterback-Named First Team All-America
in 1962 and finished fifth in Heisman voting that year... Broke nearly
every Miami passing record and currently ranks eighth in Miami history
in pass completions (368), passing yardage (4,633) total offense
Chet Moeller, Navy-Defensive Back-1975 unanimous First Team
All-America...ECAC Player of the Year (1975) and two-time ECAC
All-Conference pick...Navy Academy Athletic Association Sword recipient
and Second Team Academic All-American.
Art Monk, Syracuse-Wide Receiver-Named First Team All-America in
1979...Holds the Syracuse record with 14 receptions in a game...Fourth on
school's all-time all-purpose yards list with 3,899 (1,150 rushing and
Paul Naumoff, Tennessee-Linebacker-Named First Team All-America and
All-Conference in 1966...Named team MVP in 1966...Played in the College
All-Star Game and Senior Bowl in 1967.
Ken Norton, Jr., UCLA-Linebacker-1987 First Team All-America,
leading Bruins to four consecutive bowl wins... Member of the 1985
conference championship team... Led team in tackles in 1986 (106) and in
1987 (125) and ranks sixth in school history with 339 career tackles.
Tom Nowatzke, Indiana-Fullback-Named First Team All-America in
1964...A two-time All-Conference selection (1963-64), he led the Big Ten
in rushing in 1963...Played in the East/West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl and
Coaches All-American Game.
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA-Offensive Tackle-Named unanimous First Team
All-America and Outland Trophy winner in 1995...Led team to 1993 Pac-10
title...Won 1995 Morris Trophy as conference's best offensive lineman,
allowing only one quarterback sack that season.
Philip Olsen, Utah State-Defensive End-1969 consensus First Team
All-America...1969 team captain and Utah State Athlete of the
Year...Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula
Bowl...Brother of College Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen.
Jim Otis, Ohio State-Fullback-Named consensus First Team All-America
in 1969...Member of the 1968 National Championship team...Named First Team
All-Big Ten conference in 1969 and led the Buckeyes to two conference
titles...Led the team in rushing three times.
Ken Rice, Auburn-Defensive Tackle-Two-time First Team All-America
(1959, '60), garnering consensus honors in 1960...Two-time First Team
All-Conference selection and named SEC's best defensive lineman in
1960...Led Auburn to a 24-5-1 record during career.
Ron Rivera, California-Linebacker-1983 consensus First Team
All-America...Lombardi Award finalist in 1983 and named East-West Shrine
Game Most Valuable Player...Selected as Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the
Year in 1983...Led team in tackles from 1981-83.
Mike Ruth, Boston College-Nose Guard-1985 consensus First Team
All-America and Outland Trophy winner...Three-time All-East and All-ECAC
selection...Member of three bowl teams and recorded 344 career tackles,
including 29 sacks.
Deion Sanders, Florida State-Defensive Back-Two-time unanimous First
Team All-America in 1987 and 1988... 1988 Jim Thorpe Award winner...
Returned four interceptions for touchdowns in career... Holds school
records for most punt return yards in a season and in a career.
Jake Scott, Georgia-Defensive Back-Named consensus First Team
All-America in 1968... 1968 SEC Most Valuable Player... Twice led the SEC in
interceptions and still holds the SEC record with two interceptions
returned for a touchdown in a single game.
Jim Seymour, Notre Dame-Wide Receiver-Two-time First Team
All-America selection (1967-68)...Led the team in receiving from 1966-68...
Holds Notre Dame's receiving record for pass receptions in a game (13)
and receiving yards in a game (276).
Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina-Wide Receiver-1987 First Team
All-America...Two-time First Team All-Conference...Set nearly every school
receiving record by career's end, including career receptions (169),
single-season receiving yards (1,106) and career receiving yards
Will Shields, Nebraska-Offensive Guard-1992 unanimous First Team
All-America and 1992 Outland Trophy winner...Key to three Huskers' NCAA
rushing titles (1989, '91, '92)...Led team to four bowl berths and
back-to-back Big Eight titles in 1991 and 1992.
Rod Shoate, Oklahoma-Linebacker-1973 consensus and 1974 unanimous
First Team All-America...Finished seventh in the 1974 Heisman Trophy
voting and twice named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year...Ranks
third in school history with 420 career tackles.
Percy Snow, Michigan State-Linebacker-1989 unanimous First Team
All-America and 1989 Butkus Award winner... Led MSU to 1987 Big Ten title
and Rose Bowl win... Ranks second all-time in career tackles (473).
Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia-Offensive Tackle-Two-time First Team
All-America selection (consensus-'98)...Two-time First Team All-SEC and
1998 recipient of Jacobs Blocking Trophy...1998 NFF William V. Campbell
Trophy recipient and NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
Jerry Stovall, LSU-Halfback-1962 unanimous First Team All-America
and 1962 Walter Camp Player of the Year...Finished second in 1962 Heisman
Trophy voting...Led Tigers to consecutive postseason wins in the Orange
Bowl (1961) and Cotton Bowl (1962).
Darryl Talley, West Virginia-Linebacker-Named unanimous First Team
All-America in 1982...Considered the most prolific tackler in school
history holding the school's record for career tackles (484)...Member of
the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.
Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina-Linebacker-Named unanimous First
Team All-America and ACC Player of the Year in 1980...Recorded 16 sacks
his senior year...Totaled 95 tackles and caused seven fumbles in 1979.
Pat Tillman, Arizona State-Linebacker-1997 First Team All-America...
Led Sun Devils to two consecutive bowl berths... First-ever ASU player
named Defensive Player of the Year (1997) and led team to 1996 Pac-10
title...Two-time First Team Academic All-Pac-10.
Don Trull, Baylor-Quarterback-Named consensus First Team All-America
and led the nation with 22 touchdowns in 1963...Named First Team
All-Conference, he set a school record with 174 completions in
1963...Twice named First Team Academic All-America.
Wesley Walls-Mississippi-Tight End-1988 First Team All-America and
First Team All-SEC selection...Played as a two-way player his senior
season (DE-TE)...Tallied 36 receptions for 426 yards and three touchdowns
in one season at tight end...1988 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
Alfred Williams, Colorado-Linebacker-Led Buffs to 1990 National
Championship and three consecutive bowl berths...1990 Butkus Award winner,
two-time Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year and CU's all-time
leader in QB sacks (35)...Led CU to two Big Eight Championships.
Clarence Williams, Washington State-Running Back-Named First Team
All-America and All-Conference in 1964...Twice led the Cougars in rushing,
scoring and kickoff returns...Played in the Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine
and All-West Coast All-Star Games in 1964.
Steve Wisniewski, Penn State-Offensive Guard-1988 First Team
All-America...Member of 1986 12-0 national championship team...Helped Blair
Thomas rush for 1,414 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1987 and D.J. Dozier
attain First Team All-America honors in 1986.
Scott Woerner, Georgia-Defensive Back-Named First Team All-America,
All-Conference and team Most Valuable Back in 1980...Twice named Georgia's
Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Year (1977, 1980)...Led team to
the 1980 National Championship.
* Consensus All-America: Player made more All-America Teams at his position than any other player
** Unanimous All-America: Player made every major All-America Team for that season
2010 COACH CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS
Barry Alvarez-Wisconsin (1990-2005)-Led Badgers to three Big Ten
championships and three Rose Bowl victories...Bowl game win percentage
(.727) is highest all-time among coaches with at least 11 bowl
appearances...Only coach in Big Ten history to win back-to-back Rose
Bowls...Two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, coaching 20 First Team
Jim Carlen-West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South
Carolina (1975-1981)-Led teams to eight bowl games and 13 winning
seasons in 16 years as head coach...1973 National Coach of the
Year...Three-time Southwest Conference Coach of the Year... Coached Heisman
Trophy winner George Rogers at South Carolina.
William "Lone Star" Dietz-Washington State (1915-17), Purdue (1921),
Louisiana Tech (1922-23), Wyoming (1924-26), Haskell Indian Institute
(Kan.) (1929-32), Albright (Pa.) (1937-42)-Coached 19 seasons as a head
coach in addition to a highly successful assistant coaching career with
Pop Warner among others...Guided Washington State to a Rose Bowl victory
in 1915... Member of the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.
Wayne Hardin-Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82)-Led Navy to a No. 2
ranking in 1963 and Temple to a No. 17 ranking in 1979...Ranks third in
wins (38) all-time at Navy and beat Army in five of six seasons...Temple's
all-time leader in wins (80), he led them to their only 10-win season
and the Garden State Bowl in 1979.
Bill McCartney-Colorado (1982-94)-Led Buffs to 1990 National
Championship and three Big Eight Conference titles...Three-time Big Eight
Coach of the Year and 1989 National Coach of the Year...Helped CU to nine
bowl games in 13 seasons...Coached 18 First Team All-America players,
including Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam.
Billy Jack Murphy-Memphis (1958-71)-All-time winningest coach in
Memphis history...Had 11 winning seasons and retired as the 15th
winningest coach in the nation...Member of the Memphis Hall of Fame and
Mississippi State Hall of Fame.
Darryl Rogers-Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San
Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State
(1980-84)-Took Fresno State to two bowl games. Achieved an
unprecedented national ranking at San Jose State...Was Big Ten Coach of
the Year in 1977 and National Coach of the Year by Sporting News in
1978...Won the Big Ten title in 1978.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION & COLLEGE HALL OF FAME
Founded in 1947 with leadership from General Douglas MacArthur,
legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland
Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, a
non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the
power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and
athletic achievement in young people. With 121 chapters and 12,000
members nationwide, NFF programs include the College Football Hall of
Fame, Play It Smart, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF National
Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, the NFF Gridiron Clubs of New York
City, Dallas, and Los Angeles, and scholarships of over $1 million for
college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF presents the MacArthur
Bowl, the Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, and releases the
Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings.