2013 Hall of Fame Ballot
Hall of the Very Good
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 the Very, Very Good
These players were fantastic talents for their respective schools, and some might consider them legends, but it’s pushing it to put them in the Hall of Fame category.
All player write-ups taken from the National Football Foundation at www.footballfoundation.org.
Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas
- Offensive Guard
1998 First Team All-America and First Team All-SEC selection…Helped Arkansas to two postseason berths and to SEC Western Division titles in 1995 and ’98…Former walk-on who later started 34 consecutive games.
73. Bob Stein, Minnesota - Defensive End
1967 First Team All-American… Two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection who led Gophers to co-share of the 1967 Big Ten title…1969 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
72. Ernie Jennings, Air Force - Wide Receiver
1970 consensus First Team All-American, finishing eighth in 1970 Heisman Trophy voting…Led Air Force to 1971 Sugar Bowl berth… Holds every single-season and career receiving record at Air Force.
71 John Didion, Oregon State - Center
Two-time All-American, earning unanimous First Team honors in 1968… Member of Oregon State team known as the “Giant Killers”… 1968 First Team All-Pac-8 selection who helped team finish in the AP Top 20 all three years of career.
70. Zach Thomas, Texas Tech - Linebacker
Two-time First Team All-American, earning unanimous honors in 1995…Two-time Consensus SWC Defensive Player of the Year (1993, 94) who led Red Raiders to 1994 SWC title…Ranks fifth all-time at Tech with 390 career tackles.
69. 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.
68. D.J. Dozier, Penn State - Running Back
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
67 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.
66. Art Still, Kentucky - Defensive End
1977 Unanimous First Team All-American… Two-time First Team All-SEC performer who led Cats to 1976 SEC Championship…1977 SEC Defensive Player of the Year who set school record for 22 TFL in 1977 (still standing).
65. Larry Burton, Purdue - Split End
Named Outstanding College Athlete of America in 1974 and a First Team All-Big Ten selection. . . Led the team in receiving in both 1973 and 1974. . . Named team captain and team MVP in 1974.
64. 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.
63. Marco Coleman, Georgia Tech – Linebacker
1991 First Team All-America pick. . . Two-time First Team All-ACC, leading Jackets to the national championship and an 11-0-1 record in 1990. . . 28 career sacks ranks 12th all-time in ACC history.
62. Buddy McClinton, Auburn - Defensive Back
Three-time All-American who earned consensus First Team honors in 1969… Auburn’s all-time leader in interceptions (18) and holds record for interceptions in a season (9 in 1969)… Set SEC career interception record (18).
61. 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.
60. 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.
59. Cade McNown, UCLA - Quarterback
1998 Consensus First Team All-American and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recipient…1998 Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year who led UCLA to consecutive Pac-10 titles in 1997 (shared) and 1998…Holds numerous school records.
58. 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.
57. Randall Cunningham, UNLV - 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.