2013 Hall of Fame Ballot
Hall of the Close, But Not Quite
2013 Hall of Fame Ballot Rankings
- Slam Dunk Hall of Famers |
- Hall of
Worthy, But Not Quite | Hall of Maybe |
the Very Good
Candidates for the Hall of Yeah, They Should Probably Be In
Yeah, fine … they should be in when all is said and done.
All player write-ups taken from the National Football Foundation at www.footballfoundation.org.
34. 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.
33. Andre Tippett, Iowa - Defensive End
1981 Consensus First Team All-American who led Hawkeyes to 1982 Rose Bowl berth…Two-time First Team All-Big Ten performer, leading Iowa to 1981 Big Ten championship…Holds Iowa record for TFL yardage (153 yards/20 TFL).
32. Aaron Taylor, Notre Dame - Offensive Tackle
Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in ‘92 and unanimous in ’93… 1993 Lombardi Award winner and named College Interior Lineman of the Year by Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio)…Led Irish to four bowl games.
31. 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… Two-time All-Big Eight pick, still holding eight CU records.
30. Mark Carrier, USC - Safety
Two-time First Team All-America (1988-89) - unanimous in 1989 ... 1989 Jim Thorpe Award winner ... Two-time First Team All-Conference selection ... Led the Pac-10 in interceptions in 1989 with seven.
29. Erick Anderson, Michigan – Linebacker
1991 Butkus Award winner who led Wolverines to four bowl games and top 10 finishes all four seasons of career. . . 1991 Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year and only player in UM history to lead team in tackles all four seasons.
28. Jumbo Elliott,
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.
27. 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.
26. Charlie Gogolak, Princeton - Placekickerbr />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.