Hal Bedsole, an All-American receiver for USC’s 1962 national championship team, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bedsole was announced Tuesday as part of a 14-player, three-coach Hall of Fame class that will be honored at a Dec. 4 dinner in New York City.
“It’s kind of like being struck by lightning,” Bedsole said. “You think about [the possibility] about once every 10 years and then you go back to your life. I’m very honored because there were some great players who also were considered.”
At 6-feet-5 and 221 pounds, Bedsole played from 1961 to 1963 and caught 82 passes for 1,717 yards and 20 touchdowns. He averaged 20.94 yards per catch, which remains a USC record.