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4 Buckeyes on the CFB Hall of Fame Ballot

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3yardsandacloud

Administrator Emeritus
From USA Today

Dickerson, Aikman on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Eric Dickerson, Deion Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Troy Aikman and other college stars who went on to stellar pro football careers are among 85 candidates on this year's College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

Charlie Ward, the 1993 Heisman Trophy winner who went on to play pro basketball, is on the list, and so is former baseball player Kirk Gibson.

The ballot was mailed out this week to more than 13,000 voters. The results will be submitted to an 11-member committee, chaired by former NCAA president and ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan. The committee will make the final selections.

The 85 nominees include 76 former players and nine former coaches.

The inductees will be announced Dec. 7 at a dinner in New York.

Hall of Fame candidates:

Players

Candidate, school, position(s), years played

1. Troy Aikman, Oklahoma / UCLA, Quarterback, 1984-85, 1987-88

2. Trev Alberts, Nebraska, Linebacker, 1990-93

3. Bob P. Anderson, Army, Running Back, 1957-59

4. Bobby C. Anderson, Colorado, Running Back, 1967-69

5. Cornelius Bennett, Alabama, Linebacker, 1983-86

6. Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64

7. Rik Bonness, Nebraska, Center, 1973-75

8. Dave Brown, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1972-74

9. Tony Casillas, Oklahoma, Middle Guard, 1982-85

10. Jim Crawford, Wyoming, Running Back, 1954-56

11. Tom Curtis, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1967-69

12. Anthony Davis, Southern California, Running Back, 1972-74

13. Jeffrey Davis, Clemson, Linebacker, 1978-81

14. Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82

15. Keith Dorney, Penn State, Offensive Tackle, 1975-78

16. Dave Duerson, Notre Dame, Safety, 1979-82

17. Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75

18. Ed Dyas, Auburn, Fullback, 1958-60

19. Carl Eller, Minnesota, Tackle, 1961-63

20. Frank Emanuel, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1963-65

21. Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78

22. Walker Gillette, Richmond, Wide Receiver, 1967-69

23. Charley Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65

24. Bob Golic, Notre Dame, Linebacker, 1976-78

25. Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79

26. Ray Guy, Southern Mississippi, Punter, 1970-72

27. Terrence Hanratty, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1966-68

28. Major Harris, West Virginia, Quarterback, 1987-89

29. Wayne Harris, Arkansas, Guard / Linebacker, 1958-60

30. John Huarte, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1962-64

31. Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72

32. Johnnie Johnson, Texas, Safety, 1976-79

33. Joe Kapp, California, Quarterback, 1956-58

34. Chip Kell, Tennessee, Center, 1968-70

35. Rex Kern, Ohio State, Quarterback, 1968-70

36. Roosevelt Leaks, Texas, Fullback, 1972-74

37. Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76

38. James Mandich, Michigan, Tight End, 1967-69

39. Mark May, Pittsburgh, Offensive Tackle, 1977-80

40. Reuben Mayes, Washington State, Running Back, 1982-85

41. Pat McInally, Harvard, Tight End, 1972-74

42. Marlin McKeever, Southern California, End, 1958-60

43. Lydell Mitchell, Penn State, Running Back, 1969-71

44. Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79

45. Chuck Nelson, Washington, Placekicker, 1980-82

46. Phillip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69

47. Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69

48. Dave Parks, Texas Tech, End, 1961-63

49. Walter Patulski, Notre Dame, Defensive End, 1969-71

50. Mike Phipps, Purdue, Quarterback, 1967-69

51. Tracy Rocker, Auburn, Defensive Tackle, 1969-71

52. Mike Rozier, Nebraska, Running Back, 1981-83

53. Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88

54. Lucius Sanford, Georgia Tech, Linebacker, 1974-77

55. Larry Seivers, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1974-76

56. Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, End, 1966-68

57. Chris Spielman, Ohio State, Linebacker, 1984-87

58. Larry Station, Iowa, Linebacker, 1982-85

59. Don Stephenson, Georgia Tech, Center, 1955-57

60. Jack Tatum, Ohio State, Defensive Back, 1968-70

61. Jim Taylor, Louisiana State, Fullback, 1956-57

62. Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina, Linebacker, 1977-80

63. Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State, Running Back, 1984-87

64. Dennis Thurman, Southern California, Defensive Back, 1974-77

65. Gino Torretta, Miami (FL), Quarterback, 1989-92

66. Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63

67. Joe Walton, Pittsburgh, End, 1954-56

68. Charlie Ward, Florida State, Quarterback, 1989, 1991-93

69. Andre Ware, Houston, Quarterback, 1987-89

70. Joe Washington, Oklahoma, Running Back / Kick Returner, 1972-75

71. Paul Wiggin, Stanford, Defensive Tackle, 1954-56

72. Clarence Williams, Washington State, Running Back, 1972-74

73. David Williams, Illinois, Wide Receiver, 1982-85

74. Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80

75. Charles Young, Southern California, Tight End, 1970-72

76. Chris Zorich, Notre Dame, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90

Coaches

Coach, school(s), years, record, winning percentage

1. Frank Burns, Rutgers, 1973-83, 78-43-1, .643

2. Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan, 1978-93, 110-55-10, .657

3. Pat Dye, East Carolina/Wyoming/Auburn, 1974-79/1980/1981-92, 153-62- 5, .707

4. LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young, 1972-2000, 257-101-3, .716

5. Wayne Hardin, Navy/Temple, 1959-64/1970-82, 118-74-5, .612

6. Dick MacPherson, Massachusetts/Syracuse, 1971-77/1981-90, 111-73-5, .601

7. Billy Jack Murphy, Memphis State, 1958-71, 91-44-1, .673

8. Don Nehlen, Bowling Green State/West Virginia, 1968-76/1980-2000, 202-128-8, .609

9. Darryl Rogers, Cal State-Hayward/Fresno State/San Jose State/Michigan State/Arizona State, 1965/1966-72/1973-75/1976-79/1980-84, 129-84-7, .602
 

Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
How could Rex Kern not be in there already? I mean, you look at the members list, it's not anywhere near as exclusive as other HOFs. And Spielman as a Lombardi award winner should be there too for sure.
 
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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
Here are the Buckeyes who ARE in:
Warren Amling(1944-46) 1984
Earle Bruce(1979-87) 2003
Hopalong Cassady(1952-55) 1979
Jim Daniell(1939-41) 1977
Bob Ferguson(1959-61) 1996
Wes Fesler(1928-30, 1947-50) 1954
Sid Gillman(1931-33) 1989
Ernie Godfrey(1914) 1972
Randy Gradishar(1971-73) 1999
Archie Griffin(1972-75) 1986
Chic Harley(1916-17, 19) 1951
Woody Hayes(1951-78) 1983
Les Horvath(1940-42, 44) 1969
Vic Janowicz(1949-51) 1976
Gomer Jones(1934-35) 1978
Howard Jones(1912) 1951
Jim Parker(1954-56) 1974
Francis Schmidt(1934-40)
Jim Stillwagon(1968-70) 1991
Pete Stinchcomb(1917, 19-20) 1973
Aurelius Thomas(1955-57) 1989
John Wilce(1913-28) 1954
Bill Willis(1942-44) 1971
Gus Zarnas(1935-37) 1975

So who else should be in that isn't? Keith Byars, Tom Couisneau, John Hicks, were the first names that jumped out at me.
 
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3yardsandacloud

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Here's the criteria for nomination to the CFB Hall of Fame:

The first class of College Football Hall of Fame inductees was selected in 1951. That inaugural class included 54 legends and pioneers of the game like Walter Camp, Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Knute Rockne. Today more than 900 legendary players and coaches from NCAA Division I-A, I-AA, II, III and the NAIA are enshrined in the Hall.

Each player nominated must have: (1) received major first-team All-America recognition; (2) played his last intercollegiate game at least 10 years previously; (3) retired from playing professional football; and (4) proven himself worthy as a citizen after his football career, carrying the ideals of football forward into his community.

A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement, providing he: (1) was a head coach for at least 10 years; (2) coached at least 100 games; and (3) won at least 60% of his games.

EDIT: I know that Hicks, Tatum, Byers, Couisneau were All Americans. I thought Skladany was a 3 time AA, but he is not listed in the AP or Walter Camp lists ... they were not recognizing punters at the time.
 
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3yardsandacloud

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LightningRod said:
Here is one famous hall of famer - will there someday be two?

I don't think there is any question that Jim Tressel WILL be a HOF coach in the future. I think he could retire right now and that would happen. He is already more accomplished than his father was. Only a scandel of biblical proportions could prevent this from happening ... don't hold your breath waiting for that.
 
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Pete Johnson deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

For those of you pondering who is deserving of admission to the Hall of Fame consider Pete Johnson. Despite having graduated from Ohio State twenty-eight years ago, Pete still holds the Ohio State records for points scored in a game (30), touchdowns scored in a game (five) season (28) and career (59). He lead the nation in scoring both his junior and senior seasons, and scored more than twice as many TDs in his career than the great Archie Griffin. Moreover, Pete was a three time consensus All American (second team), was named to the Walter Camp All American first team, was Academic All Big Ten twice, and Academic All American as a senior.

Of course Pete went on to a stellar career in the NFL, playing nine years for the Bengals, Chargers and Dolphins, starting in two Super Bowls (1982 and 1984). I believe I am correct in saying that Pete was in the top 5% of the running backs in scoring each of his nine professional seasons.

Since retiring from the NFL Pete has been a tireless supporter of Ohio State and devotes his time to numerous charities around the country.

Most amazing is the fact that neither Pete nor Tom Cousineau are in the OHIO STATE Athletic Hall of Fame!
 
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Nixon

Wears Scarlet-colored glasses
Tom Cousineau was inducted to the OSU HOF in 1995. As for Pete, no question he deserves to be in, but John Brockington was just inducted in 2002 and he played 3 years before Pete and was almost as succesful of a pro(and on 2 national championship teams). I'm sure Pete's time will come.

Pete spoke at the Beat scum pep rally on Wed or Thurs night before the game this year. I was standing near a bunch of kids my age, except they probably had no clue who Pete Johnson was and I did. When he went up on stage, this big 50something guy, I heard some little laughs out of some of these kids, like "who the heck is this guy" kind of things. Nobody was asking that question after he finished talking.

Here is the link to the OSU HOF:
http://ohiostatebuckeyes.ocsn.com/genrel/osu-mhof.html
 
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I stand corrected............

I've been in the Ohio State Athletic four or five times in the last three years and have not seen Tom Cousineau's biography there..........Oblivously I need to look harder!

Nixon said:
Tom Cousineau was inducted to the OSU HOF in 1995. As for Pete, no question he deserves to be in, but John Brockington was just inducted in 2002 and he played 3 years before Pete and was almost as succesful of a pro(and on 2 national championship teams). I'm sure Pete's time will come.

Pete spoke at the Beat scum pep rally on Wed or Thurs night before the game this year. I was standing near a bunch of kids my age, except they probably had no clue who Pete Johnson was and I did. When he went up on stage, this big 50something guy, I heard some little laughs out of some of these kids, like "who the heck is this guy" kind of things. Nobody was asking that question after he finished talking.

Here is the link to the OSU HOF:
http://ohiostatebuckeyes.ocsn.com/genrel/osu-mhof.html
 
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