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Two former Hogs on 2011 College Football HOF Ballot along with Siloam Springs native Billy "Spook" Murphy

DALLAS, March 7, 2011 - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 79 players and nine coaches who comprise the 2011 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

"It's an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 4.79 million people have played college football," said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. "The Hall's requirement of being a First Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,900 individuals who are even eligible to be on the ballot, so being in today's group of 79 names means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce their names today."

The ballot 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. Chaired by Gene Corrigan, a former ACC Commissioner and NCAA president, the 13-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 and inducted at The National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner on December 6, 2011 at the landmark Waldorf=Astoria Hotel. The May press conference has been carried live on ESPNEWS for the past four years, and the same coverage is anticipated again this year.

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.

Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are submitted to one of eight District Screening Committees, depending on their school's geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts. Each year, approximately 15 candidates, who are not selected for the Hall of Fame, will be named automatic holdovers and will bypass the district screening process and automatically appear on the ballot the following year. Additionally, the Veterans Committee may make recommendations to Honors Court for exceptions that allow for the induction of players who played more than 50 years ago.

The 2011 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class will be inducted and enshrined simultaneously July 15-16 in South Bend, Ind., joining the 2010 Football Bowl Subdivision Hall of Fame Class, which was inducted this past December, at their enshrinement.

(Candidates are listed alphabetically.)

(Candidate, School, Position, Years Played)


  1. *Carlos Alvarez, Florida, Wide Receiver, 1969-71
  2. Otis Armstrong, Purdue, Running Back, 1970-72
  3. Steve Bartkowski, California, Quarterback, 1972-74
  4. Hal Bedsole, Southern California, Split End, 1961-63
  5. Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64
  6. Eric Bieniemy, Colorado, Running Back, 1987-90
  7. Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1984-86
  8. *Ted Brown, North Carolina State, Tailback, 1975-78
  9. Bob Breunig, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1972-74
  10. Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, Defensive End, 1992-95
  11. *Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1995-98
  12. Dave Butz, Purdue, Defensive Tackle, 1970-72
  13. Mark Carrier, Southern California, Defensive Back, 1987-89
  14. Dave Casper, Notre Dame, Tight End, 1971-73
  15. Gary Collins, Maryland, Wide Receiver, 1958-61
  16. Marv Cook, Iowa, Tight End, 1985-88
  17. Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas, Quarterback, 1982-84
  18. Eric Dickerson, Southern Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82
  19. Bobby Douglass, Kansas, Quarterback, 1966-68
  20. D.J. Dozier, Penn State, Running Back, 1983-86
  21. Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75
  22. Doug English, Texas, Defensive Tackle, 1972-74
  23. Bill Enyart, Oregon State, Fullback, 1966-68
  24. Dave Foley, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle, 1966-68
  25. Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, Placekicker, 1975-78
  26. *Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, Quarterback, 1992-95
  27. Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90
  28. *Joe Garten, Colorado, Offensive Guard, 1987-90
  29. Willie Gault, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1979-82
  30. Eddie George, Ohio State, Running Back, 1992-95
  31. Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78
  32. Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65
  33. Jerry Gray, Texas, Defensive Back, 1981-84
  34. Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79
  35. *Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech, Quarterback, 1996-99
  36. Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1966-68
  37. Al Harris, Arizona State, Defensive End, 1975-78
  38. *Leotis Harris, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1974-77
  39. Bobby Humphrey, Alabama, Running Back, 1985-88
  40. Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72
  41. Tommy Kramer, Rice, Quarterback, 1973-76
  42. Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin, Defensive Lineman, 1979-83
  43. *Greg Lewis, Washington, Running Back, 1987-90
  44. Jess Lewis, Oregon State, Defensive Tackle, 1966-67, 1969
  45. *Marty Lyons, Alabama, Defensive Tackle, 1975-78
  46. Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
  47. Bobby Majors, Tennessee, Defensive Back, 1969-71
  48. Paul Martha, Pittsburgh, Running Back, 1961-63
  49. Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Defensive Tackle, 1986-90
  50. Duncan McColl, Stanford, Defensive End, 1973-76
  51. Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79
  52. Paul Naumoff, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1964-66
  53. Tom Nowatzke, Indiana, Fullback, 1961-64
  54. Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, Offensive Tackle, 1992-95
  55. Philip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69
  56. Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69
  57. *Anthony Poindexter, Virginia, Defensive Back, 1995-98
  58. Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker, 1980-83
  59. *Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech, Offensive Lineman, 1990-92
  60. Mike Ruth, Boston College, Nose Guard, 1982-85
  61. Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88
  62. Jake Scott, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1967-68
  63. Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver, 1966-68
  64. Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina, Wide Receiver, 1984-87
  65. Will Shields, Nebraska, Offensive Guard, 1989-92
  66. Rod Shoate, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1972-74
  67. *Sandy Stephens, Minnesota, Quarterback, 1959-61
  68. Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Tackle, 1995-98
  69. Darryl Talley, West Virginia, Linebacker, 1979-82
  70. *Derrick Thomas, Alabama, Linebacker, 1985-88
  71. *Scott Thomas, Air Force, Safety, 1982-85
  72. Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63
  73. *Rob Waldrop, Arizona, Defensive Lineman, 1990-93
  74. Wesley Walls, Mississippi, Tight End, 1985-88
  75. *Gene Washington, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1964-66
  76. *Lorenzo White, Michigan State, Running Back, 1984-87
  77. Clarence Williams, Washington State, Running Back, 1962-64
  78. Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Guard, 1985-88
  79. Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).

(Candidates are listed alphabetically.)

[Candidate - School (Years Coached), All-Time Record (Win Percentage)]
  1. Jim Carlen - West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981); with a 107-69-6 record (.604)
  2. *Lloyd Carr - Michigan (1995-2007); with a 122-40-0 record (.753)
  3. *Fisher DeBerry - Air Force (1984-2006); with a 169-109-1 record (.608)
  4. Wayne Hardin - Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82); with a 118-74-5 record (.612)
  5. *Jimmy Johnson - Oklahoma State ( 1979-83), Miami, Fla. (1984-88); with a 81-34-3 record (.700)
  6. Bill McCartney - Colorado (1982-94); with a 93-55-5 record (.624)
  7. Billy Jack Murphy - Memphis (1958-71); with a 91-44-1 record (.673)
  8. 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)
  9. *R.C. Slocum - Texas A&M (1989-2002); with a 123-47-2 record (.721)
First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk (*).


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.

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.

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.


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.


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