The college football Hall of Fame changed it’s rules in order to induct Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden this year. Previously, you had to be a retitred coach to be inducted, which lead Bowden to believe that he would have to be dead to be inducted. Well all that has changed. The Hall of Fame changed it’s rules to allow coaches over the age of 75 to enter the Hall of Fame.
Along with Bowden and Paterno, former FSU QB and heisman trophy winner Charlie Ward was inducted, as well as the following players:
Bob Anderson—RB, Colorado, 1967-69
Bennie Blades—DB, Miami (Fla.), 1985-87
Carl Eller—T, Minnesota, 1961-63
Steve Emtman—DL, Washington, 1989-91
Thomas Everett—FS, Baylor, 1983-86
Chad Hennings—DT, Air Force, 1984-87
Chip Kell—OG, Tennessee, 1968-70
Mike Phipps—QB, Purdue, 1967-69
Mike Rozier—RB, Nebraska, 1981-83
Jeff Siemon—LB, Stanford, 1968-71
Bruce Smith—DT, Virginia Tech, 1981-84
Emmitt Smith—RB, Florida, 1987-89
You can read more about the inductees by clicking here.
I am very happy for all the inductees. Being a graduate from Florida State University, it’s very nice to see Bobby Bowden get a chance to be inducted during his lifetime. It’s nice to see Charlie Ward inducted as well.
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