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March 11, 2008 12:52 PM

Hall of Fame ballot released, no Huskies nominated

Posted by Bob Condotta

The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 75 players and eight coaches who have been nominated for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

There are no Huskies on the ballot, but there are a number of Pac-10 players, including RB Rueben Mayes of WSU, as well as a few former Seahawks, notably Curt Warner, who played at Penn State. (Mayes, I'm remembering now, was also a former Seahawk for about a minute or so).

UW has 11 players and four coaches in the Hall of Fame. The most recent inductee was DT Steve Emtman last year. He's the only Husky who played in the last 40 years to be inducted (other inductees include Rick Redman, Bob Schloredt, Don Coryell, Don Heinrich, Hugh McElhenny, George Wilson, Chuck Carroll, Paul Schwegler, Vic Markov and Max Starcevich. Coaches are Don James, Darrell Royal, James Phelan and Gil Dobie.

According to a press release from the NFF, the ballot mailed will be 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 11- member NFF Honors Court includes a geographically diverse pool of athletics directors, conference commissioners, Hall of Famers and members of the media. Of the 4.6 million individuals who have played college football, only 829 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 178 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live on ESPNEWS at a press conference on May 1 and inducted at The National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner on December 9, 2008.

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 percent of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years; be retired from coaching and over the age of 70 (no waiting period); or over the age of 75 (active coaches eligible). 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 geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts. Each year, 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 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 their games.

Here are the nominees:

FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION
(formerly Div. I-A)
PLAYER CANDIDATES Candidates are listed alphabetically.
(Player - School, Position (Years))

1. Billy Ray Adams - Mississippi, Fullback (1959-61)
2. Troy Aikman - UCLA, Quarterback (1987-88)
3. Trev Alberts - Nebraska, Linebacker (1990-93)
4. Otis Armstrong - Purdue, Running Back (1970-72)
5. Pervis Atkins - New Mexico State, Running Back (1958-60)
6. Steve Bartkowski - California, Quarterback (1972-74)
7. Hal Bedsole - Southern California, Split End (1961-63)
8. Bob Berry - Oregon, Quarterback (1962- 64)
9. Tim Brown - Notre Dame, Wide Receiver (1984-87)
10. Dave Butz - Purdue, Defensive Tackle (1970-72)
11. Billy Cannon - Louisiana State, Running Back (1957-59)
12. Dave Casper - Notre Dame, Tight End (1971-73)
13. Ronnie Caveness - Arkansas, Center (1962-64)
14. Chuck Cecil - Arizona, Defensive Back (1984-87)
15. Ray Childress - Texas A&M, Defensive Lineman (1981-84)
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. Jim Dombrowski - Virginia, Offensive Tackle (1982-85)
21. Bobby Douglass - Kansas, Quarterback (1966-68)
22. Ed Dyas - Auburn, Fullback (1958-60)
23. Luther Ellis - Utah, Defensive Lineman (1991-94)
24. Pat Fitzgerald - Northwestern, Linebacker (1994-96)
25. Willie Gault - Tennessee, Wide Receiver (1979-82)
26. Kirk Gibson - Michigan State, Wide Receiver (1975-78)
27. Al Harris - Arizona State, Defensive End (1975-78)
28. Major Harris - West Virginia, Quarterback (1987-89)
29. Mark Herrmann - Purdue, Quarterback (1977-80)
30. Dick Jauron - Yale, Running Back (1970-72)
31. Jess Lewis - Oregon State, Defensive Tackle (1966-67, 1969)
32. Woodrow Lowe - Alabama, Linebacker (1972-75)
33. Robert Lytle - Michigan, Running Back (1974-76)
34. Bobby Majors - Tennessee, Defensive Back (1969-71)
35. Tony Mandarich - Michigan State, Offensive Tackle (1985-88)
36. Wilber Marshall - Florida, Linebacker (1980-83)
37. Paul Martha - Pittsburgh, Running Back (1961-63)
38. Rueben Mayes - Washington State, Running Back (1982-85)
39. Randall McDaniel - Arizona State, Offensive Guard (1984-87)
40. Marlin McKeever - Southern California, Tight End (1958-60)
41. Steve McMichael - Texas, Defensive Tackle (1976-79)
42. Don McPherson - Syracuse, Quarterback (1984-87)
43. George Mira - Miami (Fla.), Quarterback (1961-63)
44. Art Monk - Syracuse, Wide Receiver (1976-79)
45. Paul Naumoff - Tennessee, Linebacker (1964-66)
46. Ken Norton, Jr. - UCLA, Linebacker (1984-87)
47. Jay Novacek - Wyoming, Tight End (1982-84)
48. Bob Novogratz - Army, Offensive Guard (1957-58)
49. Tom Nowatzke - Indiana, Fullback (1961-64)
50. Jim Otis - Ohio State, Fullback (1967- 69)
51. Paul Palmer - Temple, Running Back (1983-86)
52. Dave Parks - Texas Tech, Split End (1961-63)
53. Gabe Rivera - Texas Tech, Defensive Lineman (1979-82)
54. Ron Rivera - California, Linebacker (1980-83)
55. Deion Sanders - Florida State, Defensive Back (1985-88)
56. Jake Scott - Georgia, Defensive Back (1967-68)
57. Jim Seymour - Notre Dame, Wide Receiver (1966-68)
58. Will Shields - Nebraska, Offensive Guard (1989-92)
59. Rod Shoate - Oklahoma, Linebacker (1972-74)
60. Ron Simmons - Florida State,Nose Guard (1977-80)
61. Zeke Smith - Auburn,Defensive Guard (1957-59)
62. Percy Snow - Michigan State, Linebacker (1986-89)
63. Chris Spielman - Ohio State, Linebacker (1984-87)
64. Larry Station - Iowa, Linebacker (1982- 85)
65. Jerry Stovall - Louisiana State, Halfback (1960-62)
66. Darryl Talley - West Virginia, Linebacker (1979-82)
67. Lawrence Taylor - North Carolina, Linebacker (1977-80)
68. Thurman Thomas - Oklahoma State, Running Back (1984-87)
69. Pat Tillman - Arizona State, Linebacker (1994-97)
70. Gino Torretta - Miami (Fla.), Quarterback (1989-92)
71. Don Trull - Baylor, Quarterback (1961- 63)
72. Curt Warner - Penn State, Running Back (1979-82)
73. Alfred Williams - Colorado, Linebacker (1987-90)
74. Grant Wistrom - Nebraska, Defensive End (1994-97)
75. Scott Woerner - Georgia, Defensive Back (1977-80)


FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION
(formerly Div. I-A)
COACH CANDIDATES
Candidates are listed alphabetically.
(Coach - School (Years) - Overall Record (Winning Percentage))

1. John Cooper - Tulsa (1977-84), Arizona State (1985- 87), Ohio State (1988-2000) - 193-83-6 (.695)
2. 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) - 96-62-7 (.603)
3. Wayne Hardin-Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82) - 118-74-5 (.612)
4. Lou Holtz- William & Mary (1969-71), NC State (1972-75), Arkansas (1977-83), Minnesota (1984-85), Notre Dame (1986-96), South Carolina (1999-2004) - 249-132-7 (.651)
5. Dick MacPherson-Massachusetts (1971-77), Syracuse (1981-90) - 111-73-5 (.601)
6. Billy Jack Murphy-Memphis (1958-71) - 91-44-1 (.673)
7. John Robinson-Southern California (1976-82, 1993- 97), Nevada-Las Vegas (1999-2004) - 132-77-4 (.629)
8. Darryl Rogers-Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84) - 129-84-7 (.602)


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