122 players and 24 coaches vie for Hall of Fame
March 14, 2001
Over 10,000 ballots containing the names of 122 players and 24 coaches representing schools from the Division I-AA, II, III, and the NAIA level have been mailed to the members of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The player candidates are divided into groups representing the division in which they played. The results of the member vote will submitted to one of four Honors Courts, which ultimately determine the Hall of Fame Class. The Honors Courts will meet in April, and the Divisional Hall of Fame Class will be announced shortly thereafter.
The Divisional Hall of Fame Class will be inducted during ceremonies, August 10-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. For information on how to attend, please contact the College Football Hall of Fame at 800-440-FAME.
Listed below are the candidates in alphabetical order by Division and are then followed by capsule biographies on each candidate.
Name College/University Position Years Played
1. Mike Barber -Marshall- Wide Receiver- 1985-88
2. Carl Boyd- Northern Iowa- Running Back- 1985-87
3. Charles Bradshaw- Wofford- Quarterback- 1956-58
4. Harry Carson- South Carolina State- Defensive End- 1972-75
5. Pence Dacus- Southwest Texas State- Quarterback- 1951-53
6. Case deBruijn- Idaho State- Punter- 1978-81
7. John Dorsey- Connecticut- Linebacker- 1980-83-
8. Tom Ehrhardt- Rhode Island- Quarterback- 1984-85
9. Richard Erenberg- Colgate- Running Back- 1980-83
10.Kenny Gamble- Colgate- Running Back- 1984-87
11.Charles Gibbons- Rhode Island- Tackle- 1954-56
12.Anthony Green- Lafayette- Nose Guard- 1979-82
13.Charles Haley- James Madison- Linebacker- 1982-85
14.Don Hass- Montana State- Running Back- 1965-67
15.Conway Hayman- Delaware- Offensive Guard- 1967-70
16.John Hill- Lehigh- Center- 1969-71
17.Jackie Hunt- Marshall- Back- 1940-42
18.Garry Kuhlman- Delaware- Offensive Tackle- 1979-81
19.Gordie Lockbaum- Holy Cross- DB/TB/FL- 1984-87
20.John Mackorell- Davidson- Back- 1932-34
21.Bill McGovern- Holy Cross- Defensive Back- 1981-84
22.Milt Morin- Massachusetts- End (O&D)- 1963-65
23.Robert Morris- Georgetown- Defensive End/RB- 1971-74
24.John Ogles- Austin Peay State- Fullback- 1963-66
25.Martin Peterson- Pennsylvania- Offensive Tackle- 1984-86
26.Michael Renna- Delaware- Defensive End- 1987-89
27.Kirk Roach- Western Carolina- Placekicker- 1984-87
28.Dan Ross- Northeastern- Tight End- 1975-78
29.Terry Schmidt- Ball State- Defensive Back- 1971-73
30.Larry Schreiber- Tennessee Tech- Running Back- 1966-69
31.Steve Schubert- Massachusetts- Wide Receiver- 1969-72
32.Joe Skladany- Lafayette- Linebacker- 1978-81
33.Leonard Smith- McNeese State- Cornerback- 1979-82
34.Tom Stenglein- Colgate- Wide Receiver- 1983-85
35.Chris Sullivan- Eastern Kentucky- Center- 1981-84
36.Lee White- Weber State- Fullback- 1965-67
37.Doug Williams- Grambling State- Quarterback- 1974-77
38.George Young- Bucknell- Defensive Tackle- 1949-51
39.John Zanieski- Yale- Middle Guard- 1982-84
Name College/University Position Years Played
40.Connie Callahan- Morningside- Back- 1946-49
41.Alfred Callender- Louisiana- End- 1947-52
42.William Campbell- Western State- Defensive Back- 1976-79
43.Peter Catan- Eastern Illinois- Defensive End- 1978-80
44.Steve Cockerham- Akron- Linebacker- 1974-77
45.William Dillon- Virginia Union- Free Safety- 1979-83
46.Robert Eyer- Lock Haven- End- 1942-45
47.Mike Favor- North Dakota State- Center- 1985-88
48.Jim Ferge- North Dakota State- Linebacker/Def. Tackle- 1966-68
49.Edwin Garland- Catawaba- Offensive Tackle- 1932-35
50.Darwin Gonnerman- South Dakota State- Running Back- 1965-68
51.Jim Haslett- Indiana University (PA)- Defensive End/Linebacker- 1975-78
52.Pat Hauser- Cal State Northridge- Offensive Tackle- 1980-83
53.Bobby Hedrick- Elon College- Running Back- 1977-80
54.Chris Hegg- NE Missouri State- Quarterback- 1984-85
55.Louis Jackson- Cal Poly S.L.O.- Running Back- 1977-80
56.Joe Kendall- Kentucky State- QB/RB/Punter- 1934-36
57.Gary McCauley- Clarion- Tight End- 1978-81
58.Gary Puetz- Valparaiso- Offensive Tackle- 1970-72
59.Jack Quinn- Springfield- Strong Safety- 1976-79
60.Drew Roberts- Humboldt State- End- 1959-62
61.Brad Rowland- McMurry- Running Back/Def. End- 1949-51
62.Frank Sheptock- Bloomsburg- Linebacker- 1982-85
63.Stan Sheriff- Cal Poly S.L.O- Center- 1951-53
64.V.T. Smith- Abilene Christian- Running Back- 1946-48
65.Ben Stevenson- Tuskegee- Running Back- 1924-30
66.Chuck Weber- West Chester State- Lineman- 1950-52
67.Gary Wichard- LIU-C.W. Post- Quarterback- 1969-71
68. Jerry Woods- Northern Michigan- Defensive Back- 1985-88
Name College/University Position Years Played
69.George Anderson- Middlebury- Offensive Guard- 1935-38
70.George Bibighaus- Muhlenberg- End/Linebacker- 1942-46
71.Tony Blazine- Illinois Wesleyan- Tackle- 1931-34
72.Dale Bruce- Ohio Wesleyan- Offensive End- 1949-51
73.Vin Carioscia- Franklin & Marshall- Offensive Tackle- 1979-82
74.Ray Condren- Gettysburg- Running Back- 1981-84
75.Charles Green- Wittenberg- Quarterback- 1961-64
76.Robert Hanlon- Loras- Back- 1944-47
77.Brian Kelley- California Lutheran- Linebacker- 1969-72
78.Ed Kelley- Hampden-Sydney- Defensive End- 1972-75
79.Mickey Kobrosky- Trinity- Back- 1933-36
80.Joe Kotval- Buena Vista- Offensive Guard- 1970-73
81.Fran McDermott- St. Mary's- Defensive Back- 1978-81
82.Burns McKinney- Hardin-Simmons- Back- 1934-37
83.Robert Miller- Emory & Henry- Back- 1948-51
84.Alonzo Patterson- Wagner- Running Back- 1979-82
85.Gerry Quinlivan- Buffalo- Linebacker- 1981-84
86.Scott Reppert- Lawrence- Running Back- 1979-82
87.Richard Riffle- Albright- Back- 1934-37
88.Calvin Roberts- Gustavus Aldophus- Tackle (O&D)- 1949-52
89.Richard Romer-Union- Linebacker- 1985-88
90.Freddie Scott- Amherst- Flanker- 1971-73
91.Bill Stromberg-Johns Hopkins- Wide Receiver- 1978-81
92.Marvin Tommervik-Pacific Lutheran- Halfback- 1939-41
93.Bob Webb- St. Ambrose- Quarterback- 1955-59
94.Mike Yurcheshen- Case Western Reserve- End (O&D)- 1938-41
Name College/University Position Years Played
95.Daniel Beauford- Johnson C. Smith - Defensive Tackle- 1979-82
96.Brad Calip- East Central- Quarterback - 1981-84
97.Rod Cason- Angelo State (Texas)- Offensive Tackle- 1969-71
98.Richard Dahar- Waynesburg- Running Back -1964-68
99.Lee Farmer- Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)- Running Back -1957-60
100.Duane Fritz- Chadron State- Punter -1973-76
101.Rick Fry- Occidental- End -1974-77
102.Ron Hausauer- Jamestown- Offensive Guard -1978-81
103.Norb Hecker- Baldwin Wallace- Wide Receiver - 1947-50
104.Garney Henley- Huron- Running Back -1956-59
105.Lynn Hieber- Indiana Univ. of PA- Quarterback - 1972-75
106.Terron Jackson- Missouri Southern St.- Offensive Tackle -1971-73
107.Norman Jarock- St. Norbert- Back (O&D) - 1954-57
108.Ronnie Mallett- Central Arkansas- End - 1979-81
109.Sam McCord- East Texas State- Back - 1957-59
110.Richard McGeorge-Elon- End - 1966-69
111.Rex Mirich- Northern Arizona- Tackle (O&D) -1960-63
112.Dwayne Nix- Texas A&I- Tight End - 1965-68
113.Lewis Pitney- New Haven State (CT)- Center - 1954-57
114.Dave Pomante-Whitworth- Defensive Lineman -1979-81
115.Bill Redell- Occidental- Defensive Back - 1961-63
116.Bobby Saiz- Adams State- Quarterback - 1987-90
117.Ed Smith- Bethel (KS)- Wide Receiver - 1983-86
118.Len St. Jean- Northern Michigan- Off. Guard/Def. End- 1960-63
119.Jay Wessler- Illinois College- Running Back - 1977-80
120.Mike Wiggins- Iowa Wesleyan- Punter - 1983-87
121.Sidney Williams- Southern- Linebacker- 1961-63
122.Robert Woods-Howard Payne- Linebacker - 1970-73
Name- College/University- Yrs. Coached - Overall Record -Win%
1. Chris Ault- Nevada - 1976-92, 1994-95 163-63-1 - .720
2. Thomas Beck - Illinois Benedictine - 1970-74- 137-52-1 - .724 Elmhurst - 1976-83- Grand Valley State - 1985-90-
3. Jesse Dow- Southern Connecticut State- 1948-65- 108-40-6 - .721
4. Paul Durham - Linfield - 1948-67- 122-51-10 - .694
5. Jim Feix - Western Kentucky - 1968-83- 106-56-6 - .649
6. Howard Fletcher - Northern Illinois - 1956-68- 74-48-1 - .606
7. Ross Fortier - Moorhead State - 1970-92- 152-80-4 - .650
8. Joseph Fusco - Westminster - 1972-90- 154-34-3 - .814
9. Rudy Hubbard - Florida A&M - 1974-85- 83-48-3 - .631
10. Marcelino Huerta - Tampa - 1952-61- 104-53-2 - .660 Wichita State - 1962-64- Parsons - 1965-68-
11. Art Keller - Carthage - 1952-82- 177-87-7 - .666
12. Glenn Killinger - Dickinson - 1922 - 170-70-15 - .696 Rensselaer - 1927-32- Moravian - 1933- West Chester - 1934-41, 1945-59-
13. Dick Lowry - Wayne State - 1974-79- 172-75-3 - .694 Hillsdale - 1980-96-
14. Fred Martinelli - Ashland - 1959-93- 217-119-12- .641
15. Arnett "Ace" Mumford- Jarvis Christian - 1924-26- 235-82-25 - .724 Bishop (TX) - 1927-29- Texas College - 1931-35- Southern University - 1936-42, 44-61-
16. Charles Murphy - Middle Tennessee State- 1947-68 - 155-63-8 - .704
17. Jim Ostendarp - Amherst - 1959-91 - 168-91-5 - .646
18. Forrest Perkins - Wisconsin-Whitewater - 1956-84 - 190-89-7 - .677
19. Doug Porter - Mississippi Valley State -1961-65 - 166-107-5- .606 Howard - 1974-78- Fort Valley State - 1979-94-
20. Dwight Reed - Lincoln - 1949-71- 135-75-6 - .639
21. Charlie Richard - Baker - 1980-90, 1992-94- 123-28-1 - .813
22. Clyde Starbeck - Northern Iowa - 1936-42, 1945-57- 95-58-10 - .613
23. John Whitehead - Lehigh - 1976-86- 75-38-2 - .661
24. Alex Yunevich - Alfred - 1937-42, 1946-79- 177-85-12 - .668
Mike Barber-Marshall-Wide Receiver-Named first team All-America in 1987 and 1988 and was 1998 Player of the Year, named by the American Football Coaches Association. IN 1987, led the nation in receptions with 106 and yardage with 1,757. Was a three-time first team All-Conference selection and Marshall's Athlete of the Decade for the 1980s.
Carl Boyd-Northern Iowa-Running Back-Named first team All-America in 1987. Selected first team all-conference and Offensive Player of the Year in 1987. In 1987, he was Conference Player of the Week four times. Two-time team captain. Totaled 2,735 career rushing yards and 1,987 receiving yards.
Charles Bradshaw-Wofford College-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1957. Selected to Wofford College's all-time team. Named team's Most Valuable Player in 1957. Named to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and to the school's athletic hall of fame.
Harry Carson-South Carolina State-Defensive End-Named first team All-America in 1975. Two-time first team all-conference, 1974 and 1975. Two-time conference Defensive Player of the Year, 1974 and 1975. Member of the MEAC Hall of Fame.
Pence Dacus-Southwest Texas State-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1953. Set numerous school passing records in 1953. Threw for 3,904 career yards.
Case deBruijn-Idaho State-Punter-Named first team All-America in 1981. Division I-AA national punting champion in 1980 and 1981 and runner up in 1978 and 1979. His career average of 43.7 is second all-time in I-AA. Season average of 45.9 in 1981 is third all-time in I-AA.
John Dorsey-Connecticut-Linebacker-Named first team All-America in 1983. Led the team in tackles from 1981-83. Two-time Yankee Conference Defensive Player of the Year - 1982 and 1983.
Tom Ehrhardt-Rhode Island-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1985. Named Yankee Conference Player of the Year, first team all-conference, and first team All-New England in 1985. Holds numerous school passing records. Member of the URI Hall of Fame.
Richard Erenberg-Colgate-Running Back-Named first team All-America in 1983. Broke 12 NCAA Division I-AA records. Selected as ECAC Player of the Year in 1983. He is the all-time leading rusher in school history. Two-time recipient of the Andy Kerr Award signifying Colgate's Most Valuable Player, 1982 and 1983.
Kenny Gamble-Colgate-Running Back- Two-time first team All-America selection. Won the 1987 Walter Payton Trophy, as the top I-AA player in the nation. Set a Division I-AA record with 21 touchdowns his junior year. Led Division I-AA in rushing in 1986, with 1816 yards. Scored 55 touchdowns and had 7,623 all-purpose yards in his career. Played in the Blue-Gray Classic.
Charles Gibbons-Rhode Island-Tackle-Named first team All-America in 1955. Member of the 1955 conference championship team. First team all-conference selection in 1955. Member of the Rhode Island Athletic Hall of Fame.
Anthony Green-Lafayette-Nose Guard-Named first team All-America in 1982. Member of the Lafayette Hall of Fame.
Charles Haley-James Madison-Linebacker-Named first team All-America in 1985. Completed his career as the school's all-time leading tackler with 506. Named Roanoke Times & World News' Virginia Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. Three-time school defensive MVP, 1983-85.
Don Hass-Montana State-Tailback-Two-time first team All-America, 1966 and 1967. Two-time first team all-conference selection, 1966 and 1967. Set or matched seven conference records. Holds nine school single season rushing records, including 1,460 yards in a season.
Conway Hayman-Delaware-Offensive Guard-Named first team All-America in 1970. Two-time first team all-conference selection, 1969 and 1970. Member of the State of Delaware's Athletic Hall of Fame. Member of team that captured two conference titles and three Lambert Cup Eastern Championships.
John Hill-Lehigh-Center-Named first team All-America in 1971. Recipient of Football Roundup Magazine's College Division Exemplary Player Award. Named First Team All-ECAC and New York Times All-East in 1971.
Jackie Hunt-Marshall-Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1940 and 1941. National Collegiate scoring champion in 1940. Set NCAA single season record with 27 touchdowns. Set school record with 43 career touchdowns.
Garry Kuhlman-Delaware-Two-time first team All-America, 1980 and 1981. Two-time All-Conference and All-ECAC. Led the 1979 team that led all NCAA Divison II teams in scoring with 35.5 points and 405.5 yards total offense per game.
Gordie Lockbaum-Holy Cross-Defensive Back/Tailback/Flanker-Two-time first team All-America, 1986 and 1987 (named All-America on offense, defense, and special teams.) Finished fifth in the 1986 Heisman Trophy balloting and third in 1987. Washington D.C. Touchdown Club All-Purpose Back of the Year in 1986 and 1987. National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. Played in Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, and the Blue-Gray Classic. All-Patriot League, 86-87. All-New England, 86-87.
John Mackorell-Davidson College-Back-Named first team All-America in 1934 and was captain of the 1934 team. He was Davidson College's first All-American. Member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
Bill McGovern-Holy Cross-Defensive Back-Named first team All-America in 1984. Led the Nation in interceptions with 11 in 1984. Set Division I-AA career interception record with 24. Two-time All-ECAC performer, 1983 and 1984. Named team captain in 1984.
Milt Morin-Massachusetts-Defensive End (O&D)-Named first team All-America in 1964. Two-time first team All-East selection, 1964 and 1965. Three-time first team all-conference selection from 1963-65. Two-time first team All-New England selection, 1964 and 1965.
Robert Morris-Georgetown College-Defensive End/RB-Named first team All-America in 1973 and 1974. Member of the Georgetown Hall of Fame and the National Slavic Honor Society.
John Ogles-Austin Peay State-Fullback-Named first team All-America in 1966. Two-time first team all-conference selection, 1965 and 1966. One of two players to have jersey (#30) retired at Austin Peay. Member of the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame and APSU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Martin Peterson-Pennsylvania-Offensive Tackle-Named first team All-America, first team all-conference, and first team All-ECAC in 1986. His teams won three conference titles.
Michael Renna-Delaware-Defensive End-Two-time first team All-America, 1988 and 1989. Two-time All-Conference and All-ECAC. Delaware's Otstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1990. Finished career as the 10th leading tackler in school history with 205.
Kirk Roach-Western Carolina-Placekicker-Three-time first team All-America, 1984-85-86. Four-time first team All-Conference selection. Currently, holds five NCAA I-AA kicking records, 10 conference records, and 18 school records. Missed only one extra point in four years.
Dan Ross-Northeastern-Tight End-Named first team All-America in 1978. Recipient of the Bulger Lowe (Outstanding Player in New England) and Touchdown Award (Outstanding Division I-AA Player in the Nation). Holds school records for most passes caught in a season (68) and career (143).
Terry Schmidt-Ball State-Defensive Back-Named first team All-America in 1973 when he set a single season school record with 13 interceptions. Team MVP as a senior. Played in the Coaches All-America Game and the East-West Shrine Game.
Larry Schreiber-Tennessee Tech-Running Back-Named first team All-America in 1969. Set an NCAA record for most career rushes with 877. Set six conference records. Currently ranks second on the conference all-time rushing list with 4,421 yards. He is the all-time leading rusher in school history.
Steve Schubert-Massachusetts-Wide Receiver-Named first team All-America in 1972. Averaged 81.9 yards receiving per game in 1972, which ranks fourth on the school record list. Holds school record for average yards per catch in a season in with 20.1 in 1972.
Joe Skladany-Lafayette-Linebacker-Named first team All-America in 1981. Lettered four years and was named Team Rookie of the Year in 1978. He was twice named Lafayette Player of the Year. Member of the Lafayette Hall of Fame.
Leonard Smith-McNeese State-Cornerback-Named first team All-America in 1982. Two-time All-Southland Conference selection. Named the conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1982. Named the McNeese MVP in 1982. Named the Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year in 1982. Member of the McNeese State Hall of Fame.
Tom Stenglein-Colgate-Wide Receiver-Named Two-time first team All-America, 1984 and 1985. Two-time first team ECAC all-star, 1984 and 1985. Colgate's all-time leader in receptions in a game (12), season (67) and career (144). He is the all-time school leader in touchdown receptions in a season (13) and career (29).
Chris Sullivan-Eastern Kentucky-Center-Named first team All-America in 1983 and 1984. Made 51 consecutive starts and was the conference Male Athlete of the Year in 1984. Lee White-Weber State-Fullback-Named first team All-America and first team all-conference in 1967. Rushing and scoring champion of the Big Sky Conference in 1967. Member of the Big Sky Silver Anniversary Team. First football player inducted into the Weber State Athletic Hall of Fame.
Doug Williams-Grambling State-Quarterback-Named Major first team All-America in 1977. Named Black College Player of the Year in 1976 and 1977. Finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Holds several school passing records, including 3,286 yards in 1977.
George Young-Bucknell-Defensive Tackle-Named first team All-America , first team All-Pennsylvania, and All-East in 1951. Helped lead team to a 9-0 season. Played in the Blue-Gray Game. Member of the Bucknell Athletic Hall of Fame.
John Zanieski-Yale-Middle Guard-Named first team All-America and first team All-Ivy League in 1984. Selected as the team's Most Valuable Player in 1984. Finished second on school's quarterback sack list with 21.
Connie Callahan-Morningside College-Tailback-Named first team All-America in 1949. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1946, 1947, and 1949. Holds school record for most touchdowns in a season with 16 in 1949. Member of the Greater Sioux City Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Alfred Callender- Louisiana College -End-Named first team All-America in 1950. Earned 11 varsity letters and set several receiving records.
William Campbell-Western State College-Defensive Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1978 and 1979. Set school record for interceptions in a season with seven in 1979. Led the team in tackles his senior year with 84.
Peter Catan-Eastern Illinois-Defensive End-Two-time first team All-America selection, 1979 and 1980. Member of the 1978 Division II National Championship team. Holds school record for quarterback sacks in a game (six), season (21), and career (47).
Steve Cockerham-Akon-Linebacker-Two-time All-America selection, 1976 and 1977. Concluded career as the school's all-time leader in tackles with 715. Led Akron to 1976 NCAA Division II Championship Game.
William Dillon-Virginia Union-Free Safety-Three-time first team All-America, 1980-82. Tallied 16 interceptions in 1983. 1983 Black College Player of the Year. Two-time all-conference selection and Player of the Year, 1981 and 1982.
Robert Eyer-Lock Haven College -End-Named first team All-America in 1945. Mike Favor-North Dakota State-Center-Two-time first team All-America and all-conference selection, 1987 and 1988. Started all 51 games compiling a 44-6-1 record and three National Championships.
Jim Ferge-North Dakota State-Linebacker & Def. Tackle-Two-time first team All-America and all-conference selection, 1967 and 1968. Named conference Most Valuable Lineman in 1968. Selected as team captain and Most Valuable Player in 1968.
Edwin Garland-Catawba College-Offensive Tackle-Two-time first team All-America, 1934 and 1935. Three-time first team all-conference selection from 1933-35. Received Aycock Award as the school's top male athlete in 1936. Earned 13 letters in college (four each in football, basketball, baseball and one in tennis).
Darwin Gonnerman-South Dakota State-Running Back-Two-time first team All-America and all-conference selection, 1967-1968. Led conference in scoring and rushing in 1967. Named conference Back of the Year in 1968. Set 13 school records during his career.
Jim Haslett-Indiana University (PA)-Def. End/Linebacker-Three-time first team All-America selection, 1976-1978. Named ECAC Player of the Year in 1978. Holds school record with 20 sacks in a season. His number is retired at IUP and he is a member of the IUP Hall of Fame.
Pat Hauser-Cal State Northridge-Offensive Tackle-Two-time first team All-America and all-conference selection, 1982 and 1983. A four-year starter and letterman.
Bobby Hedrick-Elon College-Tailback-Named first team All-America in 1980. Elon College's all-time leading rusher with 5,604 yards.
Chris Hegg-Northeast Missouri State-Quarterback-Named first team All-America and AFCA Division II Player of the Year in 1985. Two-time conference Offensive Player of the Year, 1984 and 1985. Still holds eight conference records. Named team Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in 1985.
Louis Jackson-Cal Poly S.L.O.-Running Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1978 and 1980. Member of the 1980 Division II National Championship team. Holds school records for yards rushing in a career (3,444), season (1,463) and game (267). Holds school record for most touchdowns rushing in a game with four.
Joseph Kendall-Kentucky State-QB/HB/FB/Punter-Named first team All-America by the Pittsburgh Courier three times, 1934-36. Led Kentucky State to an undefeated season and a recognized national championship in 1934. Participated in the College All-Star Game.
Gary McCauley-Clarion University-Tight End-Two-time first team All-America, 1980 and 1981. Member of two conference title teams. Holds school career-receiving records for receptions (135) and receiving yards (1,736). Four-year starter. Member of the Clarion Sports Hall of Fame.
Gary Puetz-Valparaiso-Offensive Tackle-Two-time first team All-America selection, 1971 and 1972. Three-time first team all-conference selection. Made first team all-conference as a place-kicker as well in 1972. Earned team's Most Valuable Player award. Holds school record for field goals in a season with 10.
Jack Quinn-Springfield-Strong Safety-Two-time first team All-America selection, 1978-79. Had six career interceptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Drew Roberts-Humboldt State University-End-Two-time first team All-America in 1961 and 1962. Led team in reception yardage with 912 in 1960. Accumulated 2,395 career receiving yards and had 17 touchdown receptions.
Brad Rowland-McMurry-Running Back / Defensive End-Named first team All-America in 1949 and 1950. Selected all-conference four times. Concluded career as holder of 16 offensive school records. First small college player to start in the East-West All-Star Shrine Game.
Frank Sheptock-Bloomsburg-Linebacker-Three-time first team All-America selection, 1983-85. Member of the conference championship team in 1985. Holds the school record for tackles in a career (537), season (159) and game (23), and career fumble recoveries (12).
Stan Sheriff-Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo-Center-Named first team All-America in 1953.
V.T. Smith-Abilene-Christian-Running Back-Named first team All-America in 1948. Led NCAA College Division in rushing in 1946 with 956 yards. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1946-48. Named Conference Player of the Year in 1948. Member of his school's sports Hall of Fame. Ran three consecutive kickoffs back for touchdowns in one game.
Ben Stevenson -Tuskegee-Running Back-Selected to seven consecutive Black All-American teams by the Pittsburgh Courier. Led the SIAC in rushing, scoring, and interceptions from 1924-30. Led his team to the school's first Black College National Championship in 1924. Inducted into the Tuskegee Institute Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chuck Weber-West Chester State-Lineman-Named first team All-America and to the All-Pennsylvania Team in 1952. Key member of the 1952 team that compiled a 7-0 record and outscored opponents 291-45.
Gary Wichard-LIU-C.W.Post-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1971. Named ECAC Player of the Year in 1971. Named team captain in 1971. Played in the 1972 Senior Bowl. Set school records in career passing yards (5,373), touchdown passes (41) and total offense (5,642).
Jerry Woods-Northern Michigan-Defensive Back-Named first team All-America in 1987 and 1988. Two-time All-Conference. Returned 89 punts for 1,129 yards, a 12.6 yard average. Returned kickoffs for 1,475 yards, a 24.9 yard average and current school record.
George Anderson-Middlebury College-Offensive Guard-Named first team All-America in 1936. Named team captain in 1937. Member of the undefeated 1936 team (8-0). A ten-time letterman (three in football and baseball and four in basketball).
George Bibighaus-Muhlenberg-End/Linebacker-Named first team All-America, first team all-conference, and first team All-Pennsylvania in 1946. Led the nation in pass receptions, total yards, and touchdowns by an end, with seven in 1946. Member of the Muhlenberg Sports Hall of Fame.
Tony Blazine-Illinois Wesleyan-Tackle-Named first team All-America in 1934. Played in the 1935 College All-Star Game. Three-time first team all-conference selection. Two-time team captain in 1933 and 1934. Four-year letterman and starter.
Dale Bruce-Ohio Wesleyan-Offensive End-Named first team All-America and first team all-conference in 1951. Set NCAA small college receiving record for most yards receiving in a game with 255. Elected captain of the Ohio Conference All-Star Team.
Vin Carioscia-Franklin & Marshall-Offensive Tackle-Two-time first team All-America and first team all-conference selection, 1981 and 1982. Named first team All-ECAC in 1982. A four-year letterman and a three-year starter. Member of Franklin and Marshall Sports Hall of Fame.
Ray Condren-Gettysburg College-Running Back-Two-time first team All-America, first team All-ECAC, and first team all-conference, 1983 and 1984. Finished second in rushing in Division III in 1984. Named ECAC Division III Player of the Year in 1984.
Charles Green-Wittenberg-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1964. Set 14 Ohio Athletic Conference records during his career. Led team to four conference championships. Team had a record of 25-0-1 when he was the starting quarterback.
Robert Hanlon-Loras College-Back-Named first team All-America in 1947. Lettered four years.
Brian Kelley-California Lutheran-Linebacker-Named first team All-America in 1972, team co-captain, and team's Most Valuable Player in 1972. Holds record for career interceptions with 17.
Ed Kelley-Hampden-Sydney-Defensive End-Two-time first team All-America, 1974 and 1975. Three-time first team all-conference, 1973-75. Led the defensive unit that gave up only 10.8 points per game in 1975. First Hampden-Sydney athlete to letter in basketball and football.
Mickey Kobrosky-Trinity College-Back-Two-time first team All-American in 1935 and 1936. Member of the 1934 undefeated team. During his career, Trinity's record was 19-2. Set school record for longest pass completion and most varsity letters with 11.
Joe Kotval-Buena Vista College-Offensive Guard-Two-time first team All-America and first team all-conference selection, 1972 and 1973. Member of the Buena Vista University Hall of Fame.
Fran McDermott-St. Mary's College (CA)-Defensive Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1979 and 1980. Played in the 1981 Japan Bowl. Four-year starter and letterman. Holds school records for most interceptions in a career (21), season (8) and game (4).
Burns McKinney-Hardin-Simmons-Back-Named first team All-America in 1937. Co-Captain of the 1937 team, which went undefeated. Three-year letterman.
Robert Miller-Emory & Henry-Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1950 and 1951. Held two NCAA records for career scoring (379 points) and career touchdowns (63). Team captured two Burley Bowls, 1949 and 1950. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1949-51.
Alonzo Patterson-Wagner College-Running Back-Two-time first team All-America, 1981 and 1982. Finished fourth on the NCAA leading rusher list for all divisions in 1981 leading Division III with 1,487 yards. Three-time ECAC Metro Player of the Year., 1980-82.
Gerry Quinlivan-Buffalo-Linebacker-Named first team All-America in 1984. Two-time first team ECAC Upstate New York selection and team captain, 1983 and 1984. Four-year starter and letterman. Two-time Most Outstanding Linebacker, 1983 and 1984.
Scott Reppert-Lawrence University-Running Back-Three-time first team All-America selection, 1980-82. Led all Division III rushers for three straight years from 1980-82. His jersey (#35) was retired at Lawrence. Set school all-time career record with 4,442 yards. Rushed over 100 yards or more in 16 consecutive games.
Richard Riffle-Albright College-Back-Two-time first team All-America and first team all-conference, 1936 and 1937. Played in the East-West All-Star Game. Won 12 letters in four sports (football, baseball, basketball and track). During his career, Albright had a 20-2-2 record.
Calvin Roberts-Gustavus Adolphus College-Tackle (O&D)-Two-time first team All-America, 1950 and 1952. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1950-1952. Four-year starter and letterman. Anchored the offensive line that produced 442 points in 1952. Led team in tackles in 1952.
Richard Romer-Union-Linebacker-Two-time first team All-America, 1986 and 1987. Earned an NCAA postgraduate scholaraship.
Freddie Scott-Amherst College-Flanker-Named first team All-America in 1973. Two-time ECAC All-Star, 1972 and 1973. Named New England College Division Player of the Year, 1973. Winner of the Tom Ashley Award (for outstanding play in football) in 1973.
William Stromberg-Johns Hopkins-Wide Receiver-Two-time first team All-America, 1980 and 1981. Twice led NCAA in receptions per game in 1980 and 1981. Set six Division III records during his career. Four-time first team all-conference selection from 1978-81. Two-time conference MVP, 1979 & 1981.
Marvin Tommervik-Pacific Lutheran-Halfback-Two-time first team All-America, 1940-41. Led the team to league championships and a Pear Bowl victory over Southern Oregon.
Bob Webb-St. Ambrose-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1958. Was the first college passer to throw for over 5,000 yards with 5,114 in 35 games, which included 44 touchdowns. Established several school records and set the NAIA single game passing record with 326 yards.
Mike Yurcheshen-Case Western Reserve-End (O&D)-Named first team All-America in 1941. Two-time first team all-conference, 1940 and 1941. Member of the Ohio Conference Championship team in 1941. Member of the Case Western Athletic Hall of Fame.
Daniel Beauford-Johnson C. Smith-Defensive Tackle-Two-time first team NAIA All-America, 1980 and 1982. First team All-America in 1982.
Brad Calip-East Central-Quarterback-First team NAIA All-America in 1984. Set NAIA record for touchdowns in a game with seven. Named District IX Player of the Year in 1984. Became first ECU player to run and throw for over 1,000 yards. Set 16 offensive records, 1984.
Rod Cason-Angelo State-Offensive Tackle-Three-time first team NAIA All-America selection, 1969-71. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1969-71. Team captain in 1971. Four-year starter and letterman.
Richard Dahar-Waynesburg College-Halfback-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1966. Lee Farmer-Lenoir-Rhyne-Tailback-Two-time first team NAIA All-America and conference MVP, 1959 and 1960. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1958-60. Led conference in rushing in 1958. Named Most Valuable Player of the 1960 NAIA Championship.
Duane Fritz-Chadron State-Punter-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1975. Led NAIA II and the conference in punting in 1975. Averaged 42.3 yards on 65 punts in 1975.
Rick Fry-Occidental-End-Two-time first team All-America, NAIA All-America, and All-Conference, 1976 and 1977. Was the NCAA Annual Champion for receiving in 1976-77 and set four NCAA receiving records. Member of the Occidental College Football Hall of Fame.
Ron Hausauer-Jamestown College-Offensive Guard-Two-time first team NAIA All-American in 1980 and 1981. Two-time first team All-Conference in 1980 and 1981. Four-year letterman. Inducted into the Jamestown College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.
Norb Hecker-Baldwin Wallace-Wide Receiver-Named first team All-America in 1950. Earned 12 varsity letters. Member of the Helms, Stamford, CT, Baldwin Wallace, and NAIA Hall of Fame.
Garney Henley-Huron University-Running Back-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1958 and 1959. Scored 394 points and rushed for 4,000 yards, a record that stood until being broken by Walter Payton. Following career, he ranked sixth in the NAIA career scoring record book.
Lynn Hieber-Indiana University (PA)-Quarterback-Named first team All-America in 1975 and twice NAIA All-America, 1974 and 1975. Won the Division II Total Offense crown in 1975. Selected as ECAC Division II Player of the Year in 1975. Named first team All-East and ECAC in 1975. Member of the school's All-1970's team.
Terron Jackson-Missouri Southern State-Offensive Tackle-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1972. Member of school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Norman Jarock-St. Norbert College-Back (O&D)-Named both first team All-America and NAIA All-America in 1957. Led the nation in rushing and scoring with 1,306 yards and 102 points. Member of the NAIA Hall of Fame. Still holds the rushing record for yards in a game with 268.
Ronnie Mallett-Central Arkansas-End-Three-time first team NAIA All-American from 1979-81. Sam McCord-East Texas State-Back-Two-time first team All-America in 1958 and 1959.
Richard McGeorge-Elon-End-Named first team All-America in 1968 and NAIA first team All-America in 1969. Holds several school records, including 285 yards receiving in a game, most yards in a season (1,061), most TD receptions (31), and career receiving yards (3,486). He was an Academic All-America selection.
Rex Mirich-Northern Arizona-Tackle (O&D) -Two-time first team NAIA All-America, 1962- 1963 and team captain in 1963. Named All-America at defensive tackle in 1962 and offensive tackle in 1963.
Dwayne Nix-Texas A&I-Tight End-Named three-time first team All-America, 1966-1968. Twice named all-conference, 1966 and 1967. Member of the school's Hall of Fame and All-Time Team.
Lewis Pitney-New Haven State-Center-Two-time first team NAIA All-America in 1956 and 1957.
Dave Pomante-Whitworth-Defensive Lineman-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1981. Two-time All-District selection. Set school records with 20 sacks in a season and 35 in a career. Led team with 117 tackles as a senior.
Bill Redell-Occidental-Quarterback/Defensive Back-First team NAIA All-America, 1963. Named all-conference for offense and defense in 1962 and all-conference at QB in 1963. Team MVP and captain in both 1962 and 1963. Member of the Occidental Hall of Fame.
Bobby Saiz-Adams State-Quarterback-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1989. Passed for 10,169 career yards and 87 touchdowns. Averaged 251 yards per game in total offense. Led team to #1 NAIA national ranking in 1989.
Ed Smith-Bethel College-Wide Receiver-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1985. Three-time first team all-conference selection, 1984-86. Holds 13 school records. His 47 career touchdown receptions were two short of the national record.
Len St. Jean-Northern Michigan-Off. Guard/Def. End-Named first team NAIA All-America in 1963. Four-year letterman and member of the school's Hall of Fame. Named NAIA All-District 23 in 1963.
Jay Wessler-Illinois College-Running Back-Named first team-NAIA All-America in 1979. Three-time member of the NAIA District All-Star Team. Three time team MVP from 1978-80, Illinois Athlete of the Year in 1979,80,81, and Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year in 1980, 81. Rookie of the Year, 1977. Holds school records for points in a career (314), carries (844), rushing (4,289 yards), single season rushing (1,312 yards), and TD's (52), single season points (132). Wessler's jersey was retired upon graduation.
Mike Wiggins-Iowa Wesleyan-Punter-Named first team All-America in 1987 and NAIA All-America in 1986 and 1987. Named National Punting Champion for the NAIA in 1987. Holds school record for most punts in a game with 10, most punting yards in a game with 470 and longest punt for 70 yards.
Sidney Williams-Southern-Linebacker-Named first team NAIA All-America and first team all-conference in 1963.
Robert Woods-Howard Payne University-Linebacker-Two-time first team All-America selection, 1961 and 1962. Member of the school's Hall of Fame.
Chris Ault-Nevada-(1976-92), (1994-95)-Nevada's all-time winningest coach. Built the program to I-A from Division II and won conference championships at three divisional levels. Won seven conference championships and was Conference Coach of the Year five times. Twice named national coach of the year.
Thomas Beck-Illinois Benedictine (1970-74)-Elmhurst College (1976-83)-Grand Valley State (1985-90)-Teams were national scoring leaders four times. Three-time Conference Coach of the Year. Captured two conference titles at Elmhurst, 1978 and 1980. Member of the Elmhurst College Hall of Fame as a coach.
Jesse Dow-Southern Connecticut State-1948-65-Had undefeated season in 1956. Lost one game in seven different seasons. Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. Named Coach of the Year by the Connecticut Sportswriters Alliance in 1950 and 1953. Eastern Football Conference Coach of the Year in 1965.
Paul Durham-Linfield-1948-67-His team won seven conference championships. Named 1962 NAIA Coach of the Year. Was the athletic director at Linfield while coaching. Member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Helms Athletic Hall of Fame. Member of the NAIA Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Jim Feix-Western Kentucky-1968-83-Named Kodak College Coach of the Year for Division IV in 1973 and 1975. Won or shared six Conference Titles. Three-time Conference Coach of the Year, 1973, 1978 and 1980. The winningest coach in school history. Charter member of the school Athletic Hall of Fame.
Howard Fletcher-Northern Illinois-1956-68-Coached unbeaten NCAA College Division and NAIA National Championship team in 1963. LED NIU to three conference titles, 1963-65. Inducted into the NIU Athletic Hall of Fame. Was the runner-up as Kodak College Division Coach of the Year in 1963. Made three appearances in the Mineral Water Bowl.
Ross Fortier-Moorhead State-1970-92-School's all-time winningest coach. Led his team to seven post-season playoffs and nine conference championships. Led 1981 team to unbeaten regular season and number one ranking in the final regular season poll. Member of the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Joseph Fusco-Westminster-1972-90-Won four NAIA Division II titles, 1976, 1977, 1988, 1989. Inducted into the NAIA and Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall's of Fame. Had a 27-game winning streak from 1988-89. Twice named NAIA Division II Coach of the Year. Named NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year 6 times and NAIA Area Coach of the Year once.
Rudy Hubbard-Florida A&M-1974-85-Captured back-to-back National and Conference Championships in 1977 and 1978.
Marcelino Huerta-Tampa (1952-61)-Wichita State (1962-64)-Parsons (1965-68)-Named Conference Coach of the Year in 1963. Team was conference co-champions in 1963. Member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame, Florida Sports Hall of Fame and Tampa Bay Walk of Fame.
Art Keller - Carthage-Named FWAA College Division Distinguished Coach in 1982 and four-time NAIA District Coach of the Year. Member of the NAIA District 14 Hall of Fame. Won eight conference titles and compiled three 14-game winning streaks. Member of the Carthage Hall of Fame and received the President's Medal of Honor.
Glenn Killinger-Dickinson (1922)-Rensselaer (1927-32)-Moravian (1933)-West Chester (1934-41,45-59)-Winningest coach in West Chester history. Member of the College Football Hall of Fame as a player and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Had only one losing season in 37 years as a head coach.
Dick Lowry-Wayne State-(1974-79)-Hillsdale (1980-96)-Won seven conference championships at both schools and earned five births in the NAIA national playoffs winning the National Championship in 1985. He was voted NAIA Coach of the Year in 1982 and was conference Coach of the Year six times.
Fred Martinelli-Ashland College-1959-93-Had eight teams finish in the Top 20 College Division Poll. Won four Mid-Ohio Conference championships and five Heartland Conference championships. Coached two undefeated teams in 1967 and 1972. His teams won 18 straight games from 1967-68. Elected to the Ashland University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Arnett "Ace" Mumford-Jarvis Christian College (1924-26)-Bishop College (1927-29)-Texas College (1931-35)-Southern University-1936-42, 44-61-Won six Black College National Championships. Coached 35 Black College All-Americans. Won eleven Southwestern Athletic Conference titles. Three consecutive undefeated seasons from 1948-50, in which he compiled 32-0-2 record. Compiled a 176-60-14 record at Southern.
Charles Murphy-Middle Tennessee State-1947-68-Captured seven Volunteer State Athletic Conference Championships. Won seven Ohio Valley Conference Championships. Named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 1965.
Jim Ostendarp-Amherst College-1959-91-Named UPI Small College Coach of the Year in 1964. Selected as the New York Football Writers Division II/III Coach of the Year in 1984. Captured 13 Little Three Titles. Named AFCA/Kodak New England Coach of the Year in 1961 and 1964.
Forrest Perkins-Wisconsin-Whitewater-1956-84-At the time of his retirement, he ranked second on the active wins list on the Division III level. Named NAIA Coach of the Year in 1966. The all-time winningest coach in conference history. Captured 11 Conference titles. The all-time winningest coach in school history.
Doug Porter-Mississippi Valley (1961-65)-Howard (1974-78)-Fort Valley State (1979-94)-Seven-time SIAC Coach of the Year. Led Fort Valley to 6 conference championships and two NCAA playoff appearances.
Dwight Reed-Lincoln University-1949-71-His teams won three conference titles. He coached 93 All-Americans in four sports. The football stadium at Lincoln University was named after him.
Charlie Richard-Baker-1980-90, 92-94-His teams qualified for the playoffs 10 times during his coaching career, and in 1983, made it to the championship game. At the time of his death in 1994, he had the best winning percentage of any NAIA coach.
Clyde "Buck" Starbeck-Northern Iowa-1936-42, 1945-57-Captured seven conference championships from 1940-49. Went 31 consecutive conference games without a defeat. Member of the University of Northern Iowa Hall of Fame.
John Whitehead-Lehigh-1976-86-Named Division II Coach of the Year in 1977 and Division I-AA Coach of the Year in 1979. Captured the 1977 Division II National Championship. Runner-up in the 1979 Division I-AA National Championship.
Alex Yunevich-Alfred-1937-41, 1946-76-Had six undefeated teams. His team was 1971 Lambert Bowl Division III champions of the East. Named Small College Coach of the Year in 1956 by the Washington Touchdown Club and same in 1971 by the NU Football Writers.