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                   2000 DIVISION I-A
April 25, 2000 - South Bend, Indiana - The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
announced the selection of 14 players and two coaches for induction into College Football's ultimate
shrine. Each honoree will be officially inducted at The National Football Foundation's 43rd Annual
Awards Dinner December 12, 2000, in New York City.

                       2000 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

        MARCUS ALLEN                   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA                RB          1978-81
        KURT BURRIS                    OKLAHOMA                           C           1951-54
        DAN DIERDORF                   MICHIGAN                           OT          1968-70
        BOB DOVE                       NOTRE DAME                         E           1940-42
        JOHN ELWAY                     STANFORD                           QB          1979-82
        MICHAEL HAYNES                 ARIZONA STATE                      DB          1972-75
        TERRY HOAGE                    GEORGIA                            DB          1980-83
        STAN JONES                     MARYLAND                           O/DT        1951-53
        JOHNNY MUSSO                   ALABAMA                            HB          1969-71
        JOHNNY RODGERS                 NEBRASKA                           WB          1970-72
        JOE SCHMIDT                    PITTSBURGH                         LB/FB       1950-52
        HARLEY SEWELL                  TEXAS                              OG/MG       1950-52
        BILLY RAY SMITH                ARKANSAS                           DE          1979-82
        EDDIE TALBOOM                  WYOMING                            TB          1948-50

   COACH                               SCHOOL                       YRS          RECORD     %
   TERRY DONAHUE                      UCLA                           1976-95     151-74-8   .665
   FOREST EVASHEVSKI                  HAMILTON                       1941        68-35-6    .651
                                      WASHINGTON STATE               1950-51
                                      IOWA                           1952-60

“Heading into the new millennium, the Honors Court selected one of the largest classes ever, which
embodies the spirit and tradition of college football,” commented Jon F. Hanson, chairman of The
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. “With the transition from the 20th to the 21st
Century, the Class was expanded to represent the evolution of football from the days of the Single Wing
of the 40’s and 50’s, to the I-Formation of the 60’s and 70’s, to the passing attacks of the modern day.”

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                                            Marcus Allen
                                  University of Southern California
                                           Running Back

One of the most prolific running backs in college football history, Marcus Allen capped off a superb
career by winning the 1981 Heisman Trophy. His coach, John Robinson, called Allen "the greatest
player I've ever seen." He was a unanimous All-America selection in 1981, the year he became the first
in college football history to surpass the 2,000-yard season rushing plateau, rushing for 2,342 yards.

Allen began his career at fullback, blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Charles White. After switching
to tailback in 1980, he led the Trojans in receiving in both his junior and senior seasons earning all-
conference honors both years. He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1981 when he set or tied
16 NCAA records and led the nation in rushing with 219.9 yards per game, all-purpose running with
232.6 yards per game, and scoring with 12.5 points per game. In addition to his many accolades and
4,810 career rushing yards, he won the Walter Camp and Pop Warner Awards in 1981.

Southern California retired his #33 jersey and inducted him into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. He was
a first round draft choice of the Raiders where he played from 1982-92 and then with the Kansas City
Chiefs from 1993-97. He was named Super Bowl XVII MVP and appeared in six Pro Bowls. He
concluded his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 123. He is currently a
television broadcaster for CBS and lives in California.

                                            Kurt Burris
                                       University of Oklahoma

Known for his outstanding blocking and bone crushing tackling, Kurt Burris finished an astounding
second with 838 votes in the 1954 Heisman Trophy balloting. This feat was unimaginable for a lineman
in the early years of the Heisman. His superior play that year earned Burris consensus All-America

Burris was a two-time All-Big Seven selection, garnering the honors in 1953 and 1954. His presence on
the offensive line and as a linebacker on a stellar defense played a big part in the Sooners’ undefeated
season in 1954. That year, Oklahoma finished seventh in the nation in total offense and fifth in total
defense, largely due to the fact of Burris’ play. He was named Player of the Year by the Helms and
Citizen Savings Athletic Foundations, and after his senior season, the Philadelphia Sports Writers named
Burris Lineman of the Year. He also played in the North-South Shrine game being named the co-
captain of the South squad.

After college Burris was the fourth player taken in the 1955 draft by the Cleveland Browns. He later
went into the oil and gas industry and was the president of Cardinal Drilling Company. Burris died in
July of 1999 at the age of 66.

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                                             Dan Dierdorf
                                            Offensive Tackle

One of the finest tackles ever to play for Michigan and Hall of Fame Coach Bo Schembechler, Dan
Dierdorf combined strength and speed to become a key blocker as the Wolverines set a series of rushing
records. In his stellar senior season, Dierdorf earned consensus All-America honors and captured all-
conference recognition for the second consecutive year.

As a sophomore in 1968, he was named second team All-Big Ten finishing third on the offense in
minutes played with 226. In 1969 he helped lead Michigan to the Big Ten Championship and a trip to
the Rose Bowl. That year he led the team in minutes played with 299:54, while also being named
honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press and United Press International. At the
conclusion of his career, Dierdorf was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game, Chicago All-Star
Game, and the Hula Bowl.

Dierdorf was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 43rd pick in the second round of the 1971 NFL
Draft and went on to become one of the most successful offensive linemen in NFL history. He was
named All-Pro five times and was honored as the NFL’s Outstanding Lineman three straight years 1976-
78. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

He is currently a television broadcaster residing in St. Louis, Missouri.

                                               Bob Dove
                                        University of Notre Dame

A consensus All-America selection in both 1941 and 1942, Bob Dove becomes the first player chosen
for induction by the Honors Review Committee, which reviews players who played more than 50 years

A standout on Hall of Fame coach Frank Leahy’s first two teams at Notre Dame, Dove was a three-year
starter for the Irish and the first sophomore to start at Notre Dame in 11 years. He was the Knute
Rockne Memorial Trophy recipient in 1942 as the nation’s most outstanding college lineman and
following his senior season of 1942, Dove was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game. His
spectacular play over three years earned him a spot as a second team selection on Street & Smith’s All-
Time Dream Team for the first 50 years of the publication from 1941-90.

After graduation, Dove was drafted in the third round by the Washington Redskins, but was summoned
into military service where he served for three years. After Marine Corps duty and three years of
playing on service teams, he saw action on several professional teams for the next nine years. He
enjoyed the distinction of playing in the first Pro Bowl Game in 1951.

After his playing career, Dove entered the coaching ranks as an assistant coach for the University of
Detroit. He later coached for the Detroit Lions, the Buffalo Bills, and Youngstown State University, a
position he held from 1969-86. He is currently retired and residing in Canfield, Ohio.

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                                            John Elway
                                        University of Stanford

In four years of calling signals at Stanford, John Elway completed 774 passes for 9,349 yards and 77
touchdowns. These prodigious numbers marked Elway as one of the most successful quarterbacks in
college football history.

He was a first team All-Pacific-10 selection in 1980 and 1982, earning conference player of the year
honors as well both times. Leading the Cardinal offense as a senior in 1982, he was a unanimous All-
America selection, as he rewrote the Stanford and Pac-10 career record book and captured a slew of
awards including the Pop Warner Award as the top senior on the West Coast. He set Stanford records
for touchdown passes in a season with 27, in a game with 6 and in a career with 77. His impressive
season earned him selection to play in the 1983 East-West Shrine Game and placed him second to
Herschel Walker in the Heisman Trophy voting.

A true-athlete, Elway also excelled in baseball playing two seasons at Stanford before signing with the
New York Yankees. After college, he was the number one pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1983 NFL
Draft. He went on to play for the Denver Broncos from 1983-98 leading them to five Super Bowl
appearances and two championships. He is currently retired and residing in Englewood, Colorado.

                                           Michael Haynes
                                           Defensive Back
                                       Arizona State University

A first team All-America defensive back in 1975, Michael Haynes had remarkable success at Arizona
State earning three varsity letters and helping lead the Sun Devils to an undefeated season in 1975, three
Fiesta Bowls, and an impressive 40-8 record

Under Hall of Fame Coach Frank Kush, Haynes controlled the Sun Devil defensive backfield and was a
three-time all-conference selection from 1973-75. As a junior, he led the nation with 11 interceptions in
12 games and also was an exceptional kick returner, fielding a school record 46 punts in 1974 and
scoring twice off punt returns in 1975. After his senior year, he played in the 1975 East-West Shrine
Game, Hula Bowl, and Japan Bowl, where he was named the Outstanding Defensive Player. At the end
of a dominating career at Arizona State, he held the school record for career interceptions with 17 and
was later inducted into the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame.

Haynes enjoyed great success at the professional level playing with the Patriots and Raiders from 1976-
89. He was selected to nine Pro Bowls and voted to the NFL’s 75th All-Anniversary Team. He is a
member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and currently runs the Mike Haynes Golf Classic, in
which proceeds benefit minority college students. He works for Callaway Golf and resides in Del Mar,

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                                             Terry Hoage
                                           Defensive Back
                                         University of Georgia

A two-time consensus All-America selection, Terry Hoage had a natural instinct that made him one of
the best defensive backs of all-time. His ability to get to the quarterback, break up passes and intercept
the ball, led Georgia to four major bowl games and an impressive 43-4-1 record over his career.

His first Bulldog team won the 1980 national championship, and in 1982 and 1983, he was named All-
Southeastern Conference. In 1982 he led the nation with 12 interceptions and was named SEC
Defensive Player of the Year. He finished fifth in the 1983 Heisman Trophy voting and was named to
the 25-year All-SEC Team (1961-85). His career totals show 223 total tackles, 10 sacks, and 14

Hoage was just as successful in the classroom as he was on the playing field. He was a two-time
Academic All-America selection, a three-time academic all-conference selection, an NCAA
postgraduate scholarship winner, and capped off his accolades being named a prestigious National
Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete.

He had a successful 13-year professional career in the NFL playing for the New Orleans Saints,
Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Houston Oilers, and Arizona Cardinals. He is currently
living in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

                                              Stan Jones
                                    Offensive and Defensive Tackle
                                        University of Maryland

A two-way player and throwback to the game, Stan Jones was one of the toughest football players ever
to wear a Maryland jersey. He was an honorable mention All-America selection in 1952 as an offensive
tackle and was unanimous All-America playing on both sides of the ball in 1953.

Jones came to Maryland as an offensive tackle, a position he would play primarily until his senior
season. In 1952 he was an All-Southern Conference selection. In his senior season of 1953, it was
decided to play Jones on both offense and defense, a move that helped him earn all-conference honors,
while playing on an Atlantic Coast Conference championship team. The University of Maryland
football coaches honored him his senior year by awarding him the Anthony C. Nardo Memorial Trophy
as the team’s best lineman. He was elected to the State of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and named
to the 1977 Atlantic Coast Conference 25-year All-Star team.

After his collegiate career, the Chicago Bears drafted Jones in the fifth round where he played from
1954-65 before moving to the Washington Redskins in 1966. He was an assistant coach for the Denver
Broncos and Buffalo Bills from 1967-77 and after his professional career, he was inducted into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame. He is currently retired and living in Colorado.

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                                           Johnny Musso
                                        University of Alabama

In the classroom and on the football field, Johnny Musso was an All-American. He was named first
team All-America as a junior and consensus All-America as a senior. He finished fourth in the Heisman
Trophy voting in 1971 and was named Player of the Year by Football News, the Touchdown Club of
Atlanta, and the Miami Touchdown Club.

Nobody could touch Musso in the Southeastern Conference as he twice led the conference in rushing,
gaining 1,137 yards in 1970 and 1,088 yards in 1971. He was an all-conference selection in 1970 and
1971 and led the conference in scoring in 1971 with 100 points. He was awarded the American Football
Coaches Association Ernie Davis Award in 1972. Musso currently ranks second in Alabama school
history with 34 career rushing touchdowns and third with 2,741 yards rushing. He held the touchdown
mark for 27 years before Shaun Alexander broke it last season. He is a member of the Alabama Sports
Hall of Fame.

Academically, Musso was named all-conference three times and All-America twice and, after his senior
season, he was honored as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. He went on to play
professional football in Canada and later with the Chicago Bears. Currently the owner and president of
Schreiner-Musso Trading Company, Musso resides in Hinsdale, Illinois.

                                           Johnny Rodgers
                                        University of Nebraska

Known for his electrifying punt returns and ability to catch the ball and score, Johnny Rodgers captured
the Heisman Trophy in 1972, consensus All-America honors in 1971, and unanimous All-America
recognition in 1972.

Undoubtedly, Rodgers' his talent and ability to perform are responsible for the Cornhuskers' great
success. During his career, he led his teams to national championships in 1970 and 1971, three Big
Eight championships from 1970-72, and a stunning 32-2-2 record. Rodgers earned all-conference
selection three times and in 1972 he was named the ABC Offensive Player of the Year. Rodgers is still
Nebraska’s all-time leading pass receiver with 143 catches for 2,479 yards and is tied for third in career
points with 270 on 45 touchdowns. He capped a great senior season with an unbelievable Orange Bowl
performance against Notre Dame, in which NU won 40-6 and Rodgers scored four touchdowns and
threw for a fifth. He set a national record for yards per touch of the football with 13.8 and his career
totals show 5,487 yards while rushing, receiving, and kick returning.

After his collegiate career, he played for Montreal in the Canadian Football League from 1973-76 and
with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers from 1977-78. He is currently involved in public relations, works
with many charitable organizations, and resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

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                                             Joe Schmidt
                                        University of Pittsburgh

Joe Schmidt starred for the Pittsburgh Panthers from 1950-52, and played for four different head
coaches. After starting his career as a fullback and guard, Schmidt moved to linebacker where he earned
All-America honors in 1952 and established himself as a prototype for years to come.

At Pittsburgh, he displayed the skills of anticipation, split second defensive instincts and deadly tackling
that made him a force on the football field. Schmidt, who was named team captain in 1952, often played
hurt, going through many rib, knee, and shoulder injuries. At he end of his senior season he played in
the 1952 North-South Game and the 1953 College All-Star Game and Senior Bowl. More recently the
University of Pittsburgh retired his jersey #65 and named him to the Panther All-Time Team.

After college, Schmidt went on to the NFL, where he enjoyed a brilliant 13-year career as a member of
the Detroit Lions, who won two NFL championships during that period. He was named All-Pro eight
times and was the first Pittsburgh player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He later
went on to be head coach of the Lions from 1967-72. He currently is living in Bloomfield Hills,

                                            Harley Sewell
                                    Offensive Guard/Middle Guard
                                          University of Texas

Considered one of the best linemen in Texas football history, Harley Sewell was a tough nosed
competitor who garnered first team All-America recognition in 1952, after leading the Longhorns to a 9-
2 season.

He was a first team All-Southwest Conference selection in 1951 and 1952 and helped propel the
Longhorns to two SWC championships in 1950 and 1952. He starred in the 1953 Cotton Bowl, leading
the hard-charging Texas defense that limited the Tennessee Volunteers to six first downs and an
amazing total of minus 14 yards rushing. His dominating performance in the game earned him
Defensive Most Valuable Player honors. After the Cotton Bowl, Sewell went on to play in the 1953
Hula Bowl and now is a member of the Texas Hall of Honor.

The Detroit Lions drafted Sewell in 1953 with the 13th pick overall. He went on to play from for the
Lions 1953-62 and then for the Los Angeles Rams in 1963. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and
earned championship rings in 1953 and 1957. He is currently a college scout for the St. Louis Rams and
resides in Arlington, Texas.

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                                           Billy Ray Smith
                                            Defensive End
                                        University of Arkansas

A two-time unanimous All-America selection, Billy Ray Smith dominated the Southwest Conference
and made his mark as one of Arkansas’ most formidable defensive linemen.

In 1980 Smith led a stingy Arkansas defense to a win in the Hall of Fame Bowl. For his outstanding
play, Smith was honored with Defensive Player of the Game honors. He was a two-time all-conference
selection, earning the honors in 1981 and 1982. In 1982 he served as team captain, leading Arkansas to
a 9-2-1 record and a victory over Florida in the Bluebonnet Bowl. He finished his career with 299 total
tackles and still holds the Arkansas record for career tackles for loss with 63. He was a member of the
Arkansas All-Decade Team and in 1993 he was voted onto the Arkansas All-Century Team. Later, he
was inducted into both the Arkansas State Hall of Fame and the Razorback Hall of Honor.

Subsequent to his collegiate career, Smith was a first round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers. A
ten-year career ensued with the Chargers before becoming the sports director of KGTV in San Diego, a
position he currently holds while residing in the San Diego Area.

                                           Eddie Talboom
                                        University of Wyoming

In 1950 Eddie Talboom was named the University of Wyoming’s first All-America selection and now
will become the school’s first player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. A prolific scorer,
Talboom still ranks fifth on the NCAA all-time career points per game list with a 10.2 average.

Talboom was a three-time first team all-conference selection and led the Skyline Conference in scoring
three consecutive years. In 1949 he scored 29 points in a game against Colorado State and in 1950 he
broke the Wyoming school record with 130 points. Talboom guided Wyoming to an undefeated 10-0
season including a win over Washington & Lee in the 1951 Gator Bowl where he was named the game’s
Most Valuable Player. A versatile player, he completed 57 of 100 passes for 920 yards and eight
touchdowns out of the single wing offense and also handled the punting and placekicking duties. In his
career, Talboom scored 34 touchdowns and converted on 99 extra point attempts in 28 games. He was
selected to play in the 1951 Senior Bowl and in 1994 was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of

Talboom, a native of South Bend, Indiana, and World War II veteran, became a coach and educator after
college. He passed away in Florida, in May of 1999.

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                                       Coach Terry Donahue
                                         UCLA (1976-95)

The winningest coach in Pac-10 and UCLA history, Terry Donahue firmly established himself as one of
the top coaches in the game, leading his alma mater to 13 post-season bowl games including four Rose
Bowls and five Pacific-10 Conference championships.

In 20 seasons under Donahue, the Bruins finished in the Top 20 twelve times, five of which were in the
Top 10. Named Conference Coach of the Year twice, he currently holds the record for career
conference wins with 98, and his 151 wins are the most in UCLA history. At one point in his career,
Donahue led UCLA to eight consecutive bowl games, winning them all. He coached 34 first team All-
Americans and over 100 of his players were selected in the NFL Draft. Donahue made six appearances
in the Rose Bowl, one as a player, one as an assistant coach, and added an impressive 3-1 record as a
head coach. In 1997 he was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

After the announcement of his retirement, Donahue joined CBS television as a color analyst and is
currently the director of player personnel for the San Francisco 49ers.

                                       Forest Evashevski
                   Hamilton (1941), Washington State (1950-51), Iowa (1952-60)

Forest Evashevski retired from the coaching ranks at the young age of 42, after building the University
of Iowa football program into one of college football’s powerhouses.

Evashevski began his coaching career at Hamilton College in 1941 where he remained for one season,
posting a 5-2-0 record. He left coaching to serve in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 and then returned to
coaching at Washington State in 1950 where he staked a mark of 11-6-2. In 1952 he took on the
challenge of rebuilding a sagging Iowa program and developed teams that won two Big Ten titles
outright, tied for another, and won two Rose Bowls. The Hawkeyes finished in the nation’s top ten five
of his nine years at Iowa and were 37-8-2 in his last four seasons. Under Evashevski’s leadership, the
Iowa football program was transformed to one of the most explosive and exciting teams in college
football history. At the time of his retirement, Hall of Fame coach Woody Hayes called him “the best
offensive coach in the nation.”

After his coaching career, Evashevski stayed at Iowa where he served as the school’s athletic director
until 1970. He is currently retired and residing in Petoskey, Michigan.


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