Former Longhorn All-America Doug English has been named a finalist for the College Football Hall of Fame. Jerry Gray is also a finalist. The 2011 class will be announced in May.
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION PLAYER CANDIDATES
Candidates are listed alphabetically.
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk.
First-time ballot members include both first-year nominees and candidates who have been previously nominated but did not pass through the District Screening Committee process until this year.
(Candidate, School, Position, Years Played)
*Carlos Alvarez, Florida, Wide Receiver, 1969-71
Otis Armstrong, Purdue, Running Back, 1970-72
Steve Bartkowski, California, Quarterback, 1972-74
Hal Bedsole, Southern California, Split End, 1961-63
Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado, Running Back, 1987-90
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1984-86
*Ted Brown, North Carolina State, Tailback, 1975-78
Bob Breunig, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1972-74
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, Defensive End, 1992-95
*Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1995-98
Dave Butz, Purdue, Defensive Tackle, 1970-72
Mark Carrier, Southern California, Defensive Back, 1987-89
Dave Casper, Notre Dame, Tight End, 1971-73
Gary Collins, Maryland, Wide Receiver, 1958-61
Marv Cook, Iowa, Tight End, 1985-88
Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas, Punter, 1982-84
Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82
Bobby Douglass, Kansas, Quarterback, 1966-68
D.J. Dozier, Penn State, Running Back, 1983-86
Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75
Doug English, Texas, Defensive Tackle, 1972-74
Bill Enyart, Oregon State, Fullback, 1966-68
Dave Foley, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle, 1966-68
Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, Placekicker, 1975-78
*Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, Quarterback, 1992-95
Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90
*Joe Garten, Colorado, Offensive Guard, 1987-90
Willie Gault, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1979-82
Eddie George, Ohio State, Running Back, 1992-95
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78
Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65
Jerry Gray, Texas, Defensive Back, 1981-84
Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79
*Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech, Quarterback, 1996-99
Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1966-68
Al Harris, Arizona State, Defensive End, 1975-78
*Leotis Harris, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1974-77
Bobby Humphrey, Alabama, Running Back, 1985-88
Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72
Tommy Kramer, Rice, Quarterback, 1973-76
Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin, Defensive Lineman, 1979-83
*Greg Lewis, Washington, Running Back, 1987-90
Jess Lewis, Oregon State, Defensive Tackle, 1966-67, 1969
*Marty Lyons, Alabama, Defensive Tackle, 1975-78
Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
Bobby Majors, Tennessee, Defensive Back, 1969-71
Paul Martha, Pittsburgh, Running Back, 1961-63
Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Defensive Tackle, 1986-90
Duncan McColl, Stanford, Defensive End, 1973-76
Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79
Paul Naumoff, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1964-66
Tom Nowatzke, Indiana, Fullback, 1961-64
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, Offensive Tackle, 1992-95
Philip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69
Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69
*Anthony Poindexter, Virginia, Defensive Back, 1995-98
Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker, 1980-83
*Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech, Offensive Lineman, 1990-92
Mike Ruth, Boston College, Nose Guard, 1982-85
Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88
Jake Scott, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1967-68
Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver, 1966-68
Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina, Wide Receiver, 1984-87
Will Shields, Nebraska, Offensive Guard, 1989-92
Rod Shoate, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1972-74
*Sandy Stephens, Minnesota, Quarterback, 1959-61
Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Tackle, 1995-98
Darryl Talley, West Virginia, Linebacker, 1979-82
*Derrick Thomas, Alabama, Linebacker, 1985-88
*Scott Thomas, Air Force, Safety, 1982-85
Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63
*Rob Waldrop, Arizona, Defensive Lineman, 1990-93
Wesley Walls, Mississippi, Tight End, 1985-88
*Gene Washington, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1964-66
*Lorenzo White, Michigan State, Running Back, 1984-87
Clarence Williams, Washington State, Running Back, 1962-64
Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Guard, 1985-88
Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION
(Candidates are listed alphabetically.)
[Candidate - School (Years Coached), All-Time Record (Win Percentage)]
Jim Carlen - West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981); with a 107-69-6 record (.604)
*Lloyd Carr – Michigan (1995-2007); with a 122-40-0 record (.753)
*Fisher DeBerry - Air Force (1984-2006); with a 169-109-1 record (.608)
Wayne Hardin – Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82); with a 118-74-5 record (.612)
*Jimmy Johnson - Oklahoma State ( 1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88); with a 81-34-3 record (.700)
Bill McCartney – Colorado (1982-94); with a 93-55-5 record (.624)
Billy Jack Murphy – Memphis (1958-71); with a 91-44-1 record (.673)
Darryl Rogers - Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84); with a 129-84-7 record (.602)
*R.C. Slocum - Texas A&M (1989-2002); with a 123-47-2 record (.721)
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).
2011 PLAYER CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS
Carlos Alvarez, Florida-Wide Receiver-1969 consensus First Team All-America and ranks as Florida’s all-time career leader with 2,563 receiving yards. . . Two-time All-SEC, setting eight conference records in 1969. . . First Team Academic All-American.
Otis Armstrong, Purdue-Running Back-Named consensus All-America in 1972 after accumulating 3,315 career rushing yards, a school and Big Ten record. . . Named Big Ten MVP in 1972.
Steve Bartkowski, California-Quarterback-Named consensus First Team All-America in 1974. . . Led the nation in passing with 2,580 yards (1974). . .Ranks 10th in school history with 4,434 passing yards and 8th in single-season yardage.
Hal Bedsole, Southern California-Split End-Helped lead USC to an undefeated season (11-0) and National Championship in 1962. . . Two-time First Team All-Conference selection. . . First Trojan to have 200 receiving yards in a single game.
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.
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.
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma-Linebacker-Two-time consensus First Team All-America pick (1985-86). . .Set school record for tackles in a game (22) and named Butkus Award winner in 1985 and ’86. . .Led Sooners to three consecutive Orange Bowls and ’85 national championship.
Ted Brown, North Carolina State-Tailback-1978 consensus First Team All-America, helping NC State to three bowl berths. . . Only four-year First Team All-ACC pick in league history. . . Led team in rushing four-straight years and still holds five school records.
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.
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona-Defensive End-Two-time First Team All-America (consensus-‘94, unanimous-’95). . .Tied the NCAA career record with 52 sacks. . .1995 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection. . .Led Arizona to three bowls.
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.
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.
Mark Carrier, Southern California-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.
Dave Casper, Notre Dame-Tight End-Named 1973 consensus First Team All-America. . .Played on 1973 National Championship Team. . .1973 ND Offensive MVP and recorded 21 receptions for 335 yards and four touchdowns in career .
Gary Collins, Maryland-Wide Receiver-1961 consensus First Team All-America selection. . . Two-time First Team All-Conference pick, recording 74 receptions for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns in his three-year career. . .Punted 113 times for 4,205 yards.
Marv Cook, Iowa-Tight End-1988 consensus First Team All-American. . . Two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection and member of 1985 Big Ten Championship team. . . Holds school record for most catches by a tight end (126). . . 1987 Academic All-Big 10 selection.
Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas-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.
Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist-Running Back-Named unanimous First Team All-America and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1982. . .Twice named SWC Player of the Year, he holds 14 SMU records including career rushing yards (4,450).
Bobby Douglass, Kansas-Quarterback-1968 First Team All-America and finished seventh in the 1968 Heisman Trophy voting. . .1968 Big Eight Player of the Year. . . Held nearly every KU offense/passing/rushing record by career’s end.
D.J. Dozier, Penn State-Running Back- Named 1986 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 consecutive seasons.
Don Dufek, Michigan-Defensive Back-1975 First Team All-America who helped Wolverines to 1976 Orange Bowl appearance. . . Helped UM to share of the Big Ten title in 1973 and ’74. . . Finished career ranked in school’s top ten in tackles (249) and recorded four career interceptions.
Doug English, Texas-Defensive Tackle-Member of three bowl teams, including 1973 Cotton Bowl championship team. . . Two-time All-SWC selection. . . Member of two Southwest Conference championship teams (1972, 73). . . Averaged 10 tackles per game.
Bill Enyart, Oregon State-Fullback-Named First Team All-America in 1968. . .Set school record with 1,304 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in 1968. . .1968 Hula Bowl MVP and two-time First Team All-Conference selection (1967-68).
David Foley, Ohio State-Offensive Tackle-Named consensus First Team All-America in 1968. . .Led Buckeyes to the 1968 national championship and an undefeated season. . .1968 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
Tony Franklin, Texas A&M-Plackekicker-Two-time First Team All-America (1976-consensus, ’78). . .Led A&M to four bowl appearances. . .Set seven NCAA records, including most 50 yards-plus field goals made (15) and most points scored by a kicker in a career (291).
Tommie Frazier, Nebraska-Quarterback-1995 consensus First Team All-America and Johnny Unitas award winner. . . 1995 Heisman trophy runner-up and Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year. . . Led Huskers to back-to-back perfect national championship seasons in 1994 and ’95.
Moe Gardner, Illinois-Defensive Tackle-Two-time First Team All-America (unanimous-‘89, consensus-’90). . .1990 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and 1989 Big Ten Lineman of the Year. . .Three-time First Team All-Conference pick and set school record for career TFL (57).
Joe Garten, Colorado-Offensive Guard-Two-time First Team All-America, garnering consensus honors in ‘89 and unanimous laurels in ’90. . . Led Buffs to 1990 National Championship and three-straight bowl berths. . . Member of two Big Eight championship teams.
Willie Gault, Tennessee-Wide Receiver-1982 First Team All-America. . .Led Vols to three bowl berths. . .Set six conference and 12 school punt / kickoff return records. . .Tied NCAA record for most touchdowns by kick return in a single season (3) in 1980.
Eddie George, Ohio State-Running Back-1995 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp, Maxwell and Doak Walker award winner. . .1995 Big Ten Player of the Year. . .Led OSU to four bowl games. . .Set 10 conference records and finished as OSU’s leader in most 200-plus rushing games (5).
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.
Charlie Gogolak, Princeton-Placekicker-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.
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.
Curtis Greer, Michigan-Defensive Tackle-1979 First Team All-America selection. . .Set school record for tackles-for-a-loss in a season (23) and career (48). . .Two-time First Team All-Big Ten Conference selection (1978-79); Led Wolverines to three conference championships and four bowls.
Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech-Quarterback-1999 consensus First Team All-America and Davey O’Brien award winner. . . 1999 Heisman Trophy runner-up and 1999 ACC Player of the Year. . . Led Tech to three bowl berths and share of 1998 ACC title. . . Set nine school records.
Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame-Quarterback-Named consensus First Team All-America in 1968. . .Finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1968, sixth in 1966 and ninth in 1967. . .Led Notre Dame to a National Championship in 1966.
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.
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.
Bobby Humphrey, Alabama-Running Back-Named First Team All-America in 1987. . .Led Tide to victories in Aloha Bowl and two Sun Bowls. . .Named UPI Offensive Player of the Year in 1987. . .Ended career with 4,958 all-purpose yards and 40 TDs.
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.
Tommy Kramer, Rice-Quarterback-Named 1976 Consensus First Team All-America and finished fifth in 1976 Heisman voting. . .Southwest Conference Most Valuable Player in 1976. . . Rice’s all-time leader in single-season passing yards (3,272) and career passing yards (6,197).
Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin-Defensive Tackle-Named a consensus First Team All-America in 1981. . . Led Badgers to 1981 Garden State Bowl and earned Defensive MVP honors in 1982 Independence Bowl. . .Three-time First Team All-Conference selection, recording 444 career tackles.
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.
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).
Marty Lyons, Alabama-Defensive Tackle-1978 consensus First Team All-America who led team to 1978 National Championship at Sugar Bowl. . .Helped team to four consecutive bowl wins and three conference championships. . .1978 SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Robert 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.
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).
Paul Martha, Pittsburgh-Running Back-1963 consensus First Team All-America. . .Member of the 1963 team that went 9-1. . . By career’s end, ranked 10th all-time at Pitt in career scoring with 104 total points and recorded 17 career touchdowns.
Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.)-Defensive Tackle-1990 unanimous First Team All-America selection and Outland Trophy winner. . .Led Miami to four consecutive bowl berths and national championships in 1987 and 1989. . .Registered 45-3-0 record during career.
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.
Art Monk, Syracuse-Wide Receiver-Named First Team All-America in 1979. . .Holds the Syracuse record with 14 receptions in a game. . .Fourth on school’s all-time all-purpose yards list with 3,899 (1,150 rushing and 1,644 receiving).
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.
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.
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA-Offensive Tackle-Named unanimous First Team All-America and Outland Trophy winner in 1995. . .Led team to 1993 Pac-10 title. . .Won 1995 Morris Trophy as conference’s best offensive lineman, allowing only one quarterback sack that season.
Philip Olsen, Utah State-Defensive End-1969 consensus First Team All-America. . .1969 team captain and Utah State Athlete of the Year. . .Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl. . .Brother of College Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen.
Jim Otis, Ohio State-Fullback-Named consensus First Team All-America in 1969. . .Member of the 1968 National Championship team. . .Named First Team All-Big Ten conference in 1969 and led the Buckeyes to two conference titles. . .Led the team in rushing three times.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Ruth, Boston College-Nose Guard-1985 consensus First Team All-America and Outland Trophy winner. . .Three-time All-East and All-ECAC selection. . .Member of three bowl teams and recorded 344 career tackles, including 29 sacks.
Deion Sanders, Florida State-Defensive Back-Two-time unanimous First Team All-America in 1987 and 1988. . . 1988 Jim Thorpe Award winner. . . Returned four interceptions for touchdowns in career. . . Holds school records for most punt return yards in a season and in a career.
Jake Scott, Georgia-Defensive Back-Named consensus First Team All-America in 1968. . . 1968 SEC Most Valuable Player. . . Twice led the SEC in interceptions and still holds the SEC record with two interceptions returned for a touchdown in a single game.
Jim Seymour, Notre Dame-Wide Receiver-Two-time First Team All-America selection (1967-68). . .Led the team in receiving from 1966-68. . . Holds Notre Dame’s receiving record for pass receptions in a game (13) and receiving yards in a game (276).
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).
Will Shields, Nebraska-Offensive Guard-1992 unanimous First Team All-America and 1992 Outland Trophy winner. . .Key to three Huskers’ NCAA rushing titles (1989, ’91, ’92). . .Led team to four bowl berths and back-to-back Big Eight titles in 1991 and 1992.
Rod Shoate, Oklahoma-Linebacker-1973 consensus and 1974 unanimous First Team All-America. . .Finished seventh in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting and twice named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year. . .Ranks third in school history with 420 career tackles.
Sandy Stephens, Minnesota-Quarterback-1961 consensus First Team All-America who led team to 1960 National Championship and back-to-back Rose Bowl berths. . . Nation’s first African-American All-America QB and 1961 Big Ten MVP. . . Fourth in 1961 Heisman voting.
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.
Darryl Talley, West Virginia-Linebacker-Named unanimous First Team All-America in 1982. . .Considered the most prolific tackler in school history holding the school’s record for career tackles (484). . .Member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.
Derrick Thomas, Alabama-Linebacker-1988 unanimous First Team All-America and Butkus award winner. . . Led Tide to four consecutive bowl berths, earning 1988 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. . . Set SEC record for sacks in a season (27) and finished career with 74 TFL.
Scott Thomas, Air Force-Safety-1985 consensus First Team All-America who led Air Force to four consecutive bowl wins. . . Led AFA to first-ever conference title in 1985 and named First Team All-WAC (’85). . . Team captain in most successful four-year run in AFA history (38-12).
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.
Rob Waldrop, Arizona-Defensive Lineman-Two-time First Team All-America, garnering consensus honors in ’92 and unanimous laurels in ’93. . . Winner of Bednarik, Nagurski and Outland awards and Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (1993). . .Led Cats to three bowl berths.
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.
Gene Washington, Michigan State-Wide Receiver-Two-time First Team All-America who led State to back-to-back national championship seasons (1965-66) and undefeated season in ‘66. . . Led MSU to consecutive Big Ten titles. . . Led team in receptions for three-straight seasons.
Lorenzo White, Michigan State-Running Back-Two-time First Team All-America, earning unanimous (’85) and consensus (’87) honors. . .Led State to 1987 Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win. . .Led nation in rushing (1985), first MSU player to lead team in rushing four-straight seasons.
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.
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.
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.
* Consensus All-America: Player made more All-America Teams at his position than any other player
** Unanimous All-America: Player made every major All-America Team for that season
2011 COACH CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS
Jim Carlen-West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981) -Led teams to eight bowl games and 13 winning seasons in 16 years as head coach. . .1973 National Coach of the Year. . .Three-time Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. . . Coached Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers at South Carolina.
Lloyd Carr-Michigan (1995-2007) -Led Wolverines to 1997 National Championship and perfect 12-0 record. . . Won five Big Ten championships and finished the season in the top 20 in 12-of-13 years at UM. . . Led Wolverines to bowls every year as head coach, including four Rose Bowl appearances. . . Coached 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson.
Fisher DeBerry-Air Force (1984-2006) -Winningest coach in Air Force history, leading Falcons to three conference championships. . . Led Air Force to 12 post-season berths and three-time conference Coach of the Year. . . Named National Coach of the Year in 1985, coaching 16 All-Americans, 127 All-Conference players and 11 Academic All-Americans.
Wayne Hardin-Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82) -Led Navy to a No. 2 ranking in 1963 and Temple to a No. 17 ranking in 1979. . .Ranks third in wins (38) all-time at Navy and beat Army in five of six seasons. . .Temple’s all-time leader in wins (80), he led them to their only 10-win season and the Garden State Bowl in 1979.
Jimmy Johnson-Oklahoma State (1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88) -Led Miami to 1987 National Championship and perfect 12-0 record. . . Recorded four 10-win seasons and five consecutive January bowl games with the Hurricanes. . . Miami finished in the top two in 3-of-5 seasons under Johnson. . . Named 1979 Big Eight Coach of the Year at Oklahoma State.
Bill McCartney-Colorado (1982-94) -Led Buffs to 1990 National Championship and three Big Eight Conference titles. . .Three-time Big Eight Coach of the Year and 1989 National Coach of the Year. . .Helped CU to nine bowl games in 13 seasons. . .Coached 18 First Team All-America players, including Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam.
Billy Jack Murphy-Memphis (1958-71) -All-time winningest coach in Memphis history. . .Had 11 winning seasons and retired as the 15th winningest coach in the nation. . .Member of the Memphis Hall of Fame and Mississippi State Hall of Fame.
Darryl Rogers-Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84) -Took Fresno State to two bowl games. Achieved an unprecedented national ranking at San Jose State. . .Was Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1977 and National Coach of the Year by Sporting News in 1978. . .Won the Big Ten title in 1978.
R.C. Slocum-Texas A&M (1989-2002) -Winningest coach in A&M history as well as Southwest Conference history. . . Led Aggies to most successful decade in history of A&M football. . . Won three SWC titles and one Big 12 championship and was named conference Coach of the Year four times. . . Helped A&M to 11 bowl games and a top 20 ranking in 10-of-14 seasons.