Hall of Fame

Here are a few college football items of interest as we head into Easter weekend and look toward Spring Football games in early April.

Ballots for the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame were recently mailed to members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), and the Southeastern Conference was well represented.

Among the SEC notables listed on the ballot are:

  • Billy Cannon (LSU): 1959 Heisman Trophy winner best remembered for his Halloween night punt return that season to beat Ole Miss. Cannon’s life also influenced one the finest movies featuring college football … “Everybody’s All-American” with Dennis Quaid and Jessica Lange.
  • Willie Gault (Tennessee): The former Vol wide receiver, Olympic gold medalist sprinter, and World Champion bobsledder from Griffin, Georgia, starred in the NFL for several years.
  • Wilbur Marshall (Florida): Dubbed the “Bull Gator” by former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, Marshall was a star of the infamous Chicago Bears 46 defense in the mid-1980s.
  • Jake Scott (Georgia): Scott was a great safety and punt returner for the Dogs in the late 1960s, on his way to becoming a five-time Pro Bowl NFL safety with the Miami Dolphins. Jake was the MVP of Super Bowl VII, the victory that capped the Dolphins perfect 1972 season.
  • Scott Woerner (Georgia): Woerner was a standout defensive back on the 1980 Georgia national championship team, perhaps best remembered for saving a victory over Clemson that season with long returns on both a punt and an interception.

Other national names of interest include:

  • Troy Aikman (UCLA)
  • Tim Brown (Notre Dame)
  • Eric Dickerson (SMU)
  • Lawrence Taylor (North Carolina)
  • Thurman Thomas (Oklahoma State)
  • Pat Tillman (Arizona State)
  • Curt Warner (Penn State)

The BCS Bowl Schedule for the 2008 Season is set as follows:

  • Jan. 1: Rose Bowl presented by Citi – Pasadena, Calif., ABC
  • Jan. 1: FedEx Orange Bowl – Miami, Fla., Fox
  • Jan. 2: Allstate Sugar Bowl – New Orleans, La., Fox
  • Jan. 5: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Glendale, Ariz., Fox
  • Jan. 8: FedEx BCS National Championship Game – Miami, Fla., Fox
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