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Tuesday February 28, 2012Danny Wuerffel Selected to Ballot for College Football Hall of Fame

Dallas, Texas

The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that former Gator great Danny Wuerffel is one of 76 players and eight coaches on the 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Wuerffel is one of three Gators to win the Heisman trophy. He led UF to four consecutive SEC Championships (1993-96) and one National Championship (1996). Upon graduation, Wuerffel held 48 records (4 NCAA, 12 SEC and 32 Florida).

If selected, Wuerffel would be the 10th Gator to be inducted in to the NFF College Football Hall of Fame.

University of Florida NFF College Football Hall of Fame Members

Players

Player

Position

Playing Years

Year Inducted

Dale Van Sickel

E

1927-29

1975

Steve Spurrier

QB

1964-66

1986

Jack Youngblood

DE

1968-70

1992

Emmitt Smith

RB

1987-89

2006

Wilber Marshall

LB

1980-83

2008

Carlos Alvarez

WR

1969-71

2011

Coaches

Coach 

Years coached

Year Inducted

Charles Bachman

1928-32

1978

Ray Graves

1960-69

1990

Doug Dickey

1970-78

2003

 

The ballot was mailed this week to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF's Honors Court, which deliberates and selects the class. the 14-member NFF Honors Court includes an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletics directors, conference commissioners, Hall of Famers and members of the media.

The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live in New York City during a noon press conference on May 15 and inducted at the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4, 2012 at the landmark Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football. Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the age of 70, there is no waiting period. If he is over the age of 75, he is eligible as an active coach. In both cases, the candidate's post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.

Below is a complete list of all candidates

PLAYER

SCHOOL

POSITION(S)

YEARS

1. Trev Alberts

Nebraska

Linebacker

1990-93

2. Charles Alexander

LSU

Running Back

1975-78

3. Erick Anderson

Michigan

Linebacker

1988-91

4. Otis Armstrong

Purdue

Running Back

1970-72

5. Steve Bartkowski

California

Quarterback

1972-74

6. Hal Bedsole

Southern California

Split End

1961-63

7. Bob Berry 

Oregon

Quarterback

1962-64

8. Brian Bosworth

Oklahoma

Linebacker

1984-86

9. Bob Breunig

Arizona State

Linebacker

1972-74

10. Ted Brown

North Carolina State

Tailback

1975-78

11. Tedy Bruschi

Arizona

Defensive End

1992-95

12. Larry Burton

Purdue

Split End

1973-74

13. Dave Butz

Purdue

Defensive Tackle

1970-72

14. Mark Carrier

Southern California

Defensive Back

1987-89

15. Dave Casper

Notre Dame

Tight End

1971-73

16. Marco Coleman

Georgia Tech

Linebacker

1989-91

17. Marv Cook

Iowa

Tight End

1985-88

18. Paul Crane

Alabama

Center / Linebacker

1963-65

19. Eric Crouch

Nebraska

Quarterback

1998-01

20. Randall Cunningham

Nevada-Las Vegas

Punter

1982-84

21. Ty Detmer

BYU

Quarterback

1988-91

22. Eric Dickerson

Southern Methodist

Running Back

1979-82

23. D.J. Dozier

Penn State

Running Back

1983-86

24. Jumbo Elliott

Michigan

Offensive Tackle

1984-87

25. Dave Foley

Ohio State

Offensive Tackle

1966-68

26. Tommie Frazier

Nebraska

Quarterback

1992-95

27. Joe Garten

Colorado

Offensive Guard

1987-90

28. Willie Gault

Tennessee

Wide Receiver

1979-82

29. Kirk Gibson

Michigan State

Wide Receiver

1975-78 

30. Charlie Gogolak

Princeton

Placekicker

1963-65

31. Jerry Gray

Texas

Defensive Back

1981-84

32. Joe Hamilton

Georgia Tech

Quarterback

1996-99

33. Al Harris

Arizona State

Defensive End

1975-78

34. Leotis Harris

Arkansas

Offensive Guard

1974-77

35. Bobby Humphrey

Alabama

Running Back

1985-88

36. Raghib Ismail

Notre Dame

Wide Receiver

1988-90

37. Dick Jauron

Yale

Running Back

1970-72 

38. Tommy Kramer

Rice

Quarterback

1973-76

39. Tim Krumrie

Wisconsin

Defensive Lineman

1979-83

40. Greg Lewis

Washington

Running Back

1987-90

41. Jess Lewis

Oregon State

Defensive Tackle

1966-67, 1969

42. Robert Lytle

Michigan

Running Back

1974-76

43. Bobby Majors

Tennessee

Defensive Back 

1969-71

44. Duncan McColl

Stanford

Defensive End

1973-76

45. Bob McKay

Texas

Offensive Tackle

1968-69

46. George Mira

Miami (Fla.)

Quarterback

1961-63

47. Art Monk

Syracuse

Wide Receiver

1976-79

48. Greg Myers

Colorado State

Defensive Back

1992-95

49. Paul Naumoff

Tennessee

Linebacker

1964-66

50. Tom Nowatzke

Indiana

Fullback

1961-64

51. Jonathan Ogden

UCLA

Offensive Tackle

1992-95 

52. Jim Otis

Ohio State

Fullback

1967-69

53. Orlando Pace

Ohio State

Offensive Tackle

1994-96

54. Paul Palmer

Temple

Running Back

1983-86

55. Anthony Poindexter

Virginia

Defensive Back

1995-98

56. Gabe Rivera

Texas Tech

Defensive Lineman

1979-82

57. Ron Rivera

California

Linebacker

1980-83

58. Willie Roaf

Louisiana Tech

Offensive Lineman

1990-92

59. Mike Ruth

Boston College

Nose Guard

1982-85

60. Jim Seymour

Notre Dame

Wide Receiver

1966-68 

61. Sterling Sharpe

South Carolina

Wide Receiver

1984-87

62. Rod Shoate

Oklahoma

Linebacker

1972-74

63. Mark Simoneau

Kansas State

Linebacker

1996-99

64. Percy Snow

Michigan State

Linebacker

1986-89

65. Matt Stinchcomb

Georgia

Offensive Tackle

1995-98

66. Vinny Testaverde

Miami (Fla.)

Quarterback

1982, 1984-86

67. Scott Thomas

Air Force

Safety

1982-85

68. Derrick Thomas

Alabama

Linebacker

1985-88

69. Dennis Thurman

Southern California

Defensive Back

1974-77

70. Don Trull

Baylor

Quarterback

1961-63

71. Wesley Walls

Mississippi

Tight End

1985-88

72. Lorenzo White

Michigan State

Running Back

1984-87

73. Clarence Williams

Washington State

Running Back

1962-64

74. Steve Wisniewski

Penn State

Offensive Guard

1985-88

75. Scott Woerner

Georgia

Defensive Back

1977-80

76. Danny Wuerffel

Florida

Quarterback

1993-96

 

COACH

SCHOOL (YEARS COACHED)

RECORD

PERCENTAGE

1. Jim Carlen

West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981)

107-69-6

0.604

2. Phillip Fulmer

Tennessee (1992-2008)

152-52-0

0.745

3. Wayne Hardin

Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82)

118-74-5

0.612

4. Jimmy Johnson

Oklahoma State (1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88)

81-34-3

0.7

5. Bill McCartney

Colorado (1982-94)

93-55-5

0.624

6. Billy Jack Murphy

Memphis  (1958-71)

91-44-1

0.673

7. Darryl Rogers

Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84)

129-84-7

0.602

8. R.C. Slocum

Texas A&M (1989-2002)

123-47-2

0.721

 

 

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