2013 Hall of Fame Ballot
Hall of Maybe ... Someday
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 Maybe
A strong case could be made that any of these players belong in the Hall of Fame equation.
All player write-ups taken from the National Football Foundation at www.footballfoundation.org.
56. Al Harris, Arizona State - Defensive End
Named unanimous First Team All-America and Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy finalist in 1978. . .Named First Team All-Conference, he set an ASU record with 19 sacks in 1978.
55. Randy Hughes, Oklahoma - Defensive Back
Member of 1974 national championship team and three Big Eight championship teams… Tied school record for pass breakups in a season (12) and finished fourth on OU's career interceptions list (14)…1974 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
54. 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.
53. 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.
52. 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.
51. 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).
50. Anthony Poindexter, Virginia - Defensive Back
Two-time First Team All-America, earning consensus honors in 1998 ... Three-time All-ACC pick and 1998 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. . .Holds five school records and finished career with 342 tackles and 12 interceptions.
49. Paul Palmer,
1986 unanimous First Team All-America. . . Led the nation in rushing yards (1,866), rushing yards per game (169.6) and all-purpose yards (2,633) in 1986. . . Set 23 school records and was named ECAC Player of the Year in 1986.
48. 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.
47. 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).
46. Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech - Offensive Lineman
1992 consensus First Team All-America and finalist for Outland Trophy ... Led team to 1990 Independence Bowl berth and two-time All-South Independent selection.
45. 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.
44. Leotis Harris, Arkansas - Offensive Guard
1977 consensus First Team All-America who led Razorbacks to wins in the 1976 Cotton Bowl and '78 Orange Bowl ... First-ever African-American football player at Arkansas. . .Led Arkansas to 1975 SWC Co-Championship.
43. 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.
42. 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 (2,497).
41. 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 National Scholar-Athlete.
40. 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.
39. Jackie Walker, Tennessee - Linebacker
1970 and '71 First Team All-American…Set NCAA record for career interceptions returned for TD by a linebacker (5)… Two-time First Team All-SEC selection who helped Vols to 1969 SEC Championship.
38. 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.
37. Rob 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.
36. Trev Alberts, Nebraska – Linebacker
Named unanimous First Team All-America, BIG-8 Defensive Player of the Year and Academic All-America in 1993. . . Recipient of the 1993 Butkus Award and two-time First Team All-Conference pick. . . NFF National Scholar-Athlete in 1993.
35. Greg Lewis, Washington - Running Back
1990 First Team All-America and Doak Walker award winner ... Named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 1990, leading Huskies to 1990 conference title ... Finished seventh in 1990 Heisman voting and recorded 15 100-yard games.