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Class Of 2004

August 13, 2004

Players being enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday:

Running back, USC, 1973-76

*--* RICKY BELL

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College career: Helped the Trojans to a 38-8-2 record, winning the national championship in the coaches' poll in 1974. Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1976, third in 1975. Fourth on USC's career rushing list with 3,689 yards. Holds school record for yards (347) and carries (51) in one game. Died in 1984 of heart disease.

*--* MURRY BOWDEN

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Linebacker, Dartmouth, 1968-70

College career: Co-captain of 1970 team that went 9-0, won the Ivy League and was ranked No. 14. The Big Green gave up 42 points, fewest in Division I that season, registering six shutouts. Dartmouth went 28-8 during his three seasons.

*--* TOM BROWN

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Guard, Minnesota, 1958-60

College career: Finished second in Heisman Trophy voting in 1960, highest finish for an interior lineman. Helped Gophers go from last place in Big Ten in 1959 to a league title and a national championship in 1960, when he won the Outland Trophy as the outstanding interior lineman and was named Big Ten MVP.

*--* JIMBO COVERT

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Offensive tackle, Pittsburgh, 1978-82

College career: The Panthers went 31-5 during the three years he started, finishing No. 2 in 1980, No. 4 in 1981 and No. 10 in 1982. Gave up only three sacks, none as a senior.

*--* HAROLD DAVIS

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Quarterback, Westminster, 1953-56

College career: The Titans went 28-1-1 during Davis' four years, going undefeated in 1953, 1955 and 1956. He was the first three-time NAIA All-American in school history.

*--* DARRELL GREEN

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Defensive back, Texas A&I, 1978, 1980-82

College career: A world-class sprinter at Texas A&I, now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville, he ran a 10.08 in the 100-meter dash for the Javelinas. He was named the Lone Star Conference most valuable player in 1982.

*--* GARNEY HENLEY

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Halfback, Huron, 1956-59

College career: He set NAIA career records with 394 points and more than 4,000 yards rushing in leading Huron to a 27-5-2 record. Scored five touchdowns in one game. Had never played or even seen a football game before arriving at college.

*--* JACKIE HUNT

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Halfback, Marshall, 1938-41

College career: Scored 27 touchdowns in 1940, setting an NCAA record he held for 31 years. School-record 162 points in 1940 was broken by Randy Moss (174) in 1996. He finished his career with 43 touchdowns 1,956 yards rushing. Died in 1991 at 71.

*--* JERRY LeVIAS

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Receiver, Southern Methodist, 1966-68

College career: First black player in the Southwest Conference. In 1968, caught 80 passes for a school-record 1,131 yards. In 1966, helped SMU win its first league championship in 18 years. Set school records for catches in a game (15), a season (80) and a career (155), yards receiving in a season (1,131) and career (2,275), and career TD catches (22).

*--* BILLY NEIGHBORS

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Tackle, Alabama, 1959-61

College career: Two-way player who helped lead Alabama to a 26-3-4 record over three years, including three consecutive bowl appearances. Alabama went 11-0 in 1961, with Neighbors leading a defense that gave up only 25 points. The Crimson Tide won the national championship in 1961 after winning the Sugar Bowl.

*--* RON PRITCHARD

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Linebacker, Arizona State, 1966-68

College career: Arizona State's first consensus All-America pick and a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection. In 1968, he was elected team captain and most valuable defensive player by teammates. Led the Sun Devils in tackles and interceptions in 1968.

*--* JOHN RAUCH

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Quarterback, Georgia, 1945-48

College career: Started all 45 games of his college career. In 1946 led Georgia to an 11-0 season, finishing No. 3 in the AP poll. Most Valuable Player in the SEC as a senior in 1948. Was college football's all-time passing leader when he graduated, throwing for 4,044 yards.

*--* DAN ROSS

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Tight end, Northeastern, 1975-78

College career: First Northeastern player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ross set school records for single-season receptions (68), career receptions (153), single-season yards receiving (988) and career yards receiving (2,343).

*--* BARRY SANDERS

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Tailback, Oklahoma State, 1986-88

College career: Set 34 school records in winning the Heisman Trophy in 1988, rushing for 2,628 yards and scoring 37 touchdowns. Played behind Thurman Thomas for two years. In three years, Sanders had 3,797 yards and 55 touchdowns.

*--* BILL STROMBERG

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Receiver, Johns Hopkins, 1978-81

College career: First Johns Hopkins player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Set school and NCAA Division III career records for receptions (258), yards receiving (3,776) and touchdowns (39). Twice led the nation in receiving and twice was selected Middle Atlantic Conference MVP. Had 19 games with more than 100 yards receiving.

*--* JOE THEISMANN

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Quarterback, Notre Dame, 1968-70

College career: Finished second to Stanford's Jim Plunkett in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1970. Compiled a 20-3-2 record as a starter, throwing for 4,411 yards and 31 touchdowns. Set school records for yards passing in a game (526), season (2,429) and TD passes in a season (16).

*--* ROGER WEHRLI

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Defensive back, Missouri, 1966-68

College career: A two-time All-Big Eight player and defensive player of the year in 1968. Wehrli still holds school records for punt returns (92) and yards gained on punt returns in a game (156), season (478) and career (1,062). Had seven interceptions in 1968.

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