Barry Alvarez headlines 2010 Hall of Fame class

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From the national ballot of 77 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, announced the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class, which includes the names of 12 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches. Wisconsin Badgers Athletic Director Barry Alvarez made the cut due to his impressive coaching resume.

By Paul M. Banks

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2010 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS
PLAYERS

  • DENNIS BYRD – DT, North Carolina State (1964-67)
  • RONNIE CAVENESS – C, Arkansas (1962-64)
  • RAY CHILDRESS – DL, Texas A&M (1981-84)
  • RANDY CROSS – OG, UCLA (1973-75)
  • SAM CUNNINGHAM – RB, Southern California (1970-72)
  • MARK HERRMANN – QB, Purdue (1977-80)
  • CLARKSTON HINES – WR, Duke (1986-89)
  • DESMOND HOWARD – WR, Michigan (1989-91)
  • CHET MOELLER – DB, Navy (1973-75)
  • JERRY STOVALL – HB, LSU (1960-62)
  • PAT TILLMAN* – LB, Arizona State (1994-97)
  • ALFRED WILLIAMS – LB, Colorado (1987-90)

* Deceased

COACHES

  • BARRY ALVAREZ – 118-73-4 (.615) – Wisconsin (1990-2005)
  • GENE STALLINGS** – 89-70-1 (.559) – Texas A&M (1965-71), Alabama (1990-96)

** Selection from the FBS Veterans Committee

“We are incredibly proud to honor this year’s class of Hall of Famers for their leadership, athleticism and success on the college gridiron,” said Manning, a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer from Ole Miss. “They are all well-deserving of this recognition, and we look forward to celebrating with them and their families in New York. The NFF Honors Court and its chairman Gene Corrigan did an excellent job in selecting this outstanding group.”

The 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Class will be inducted at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 7, 2010, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. They will be officially enshrined in 2011.

2010 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION CLASS NOTES

PLAYERS:

  • Four unanimous First Team All-Americans (Herrmann, Moeller, Stovall, Williams)
  • Three consensus First Team All-Americans (Byrd, Hines, Howard)
  • Three members of National Championship teams (Caveness, Cunningham, Williams)
  • One Heisman Trophy winner (Howard)
  • One Maxwell Award winner (Howard)
  • One Walter Camp Player of the Year (Howard)
  • One Butkus Award winner (Williams)
  • Six Conference Players of the Year (Herrmann, Hines, Howard, Stovall, Tillman, Williams)
  • Nine members of conference championship teams (Byrd, Caveness, Cross, Cunningham, Hines, Howard, Stovall, Tillman, Williams)
  • Seven offensive players (Caveness, Cross, Cunningham, Herrmann, Hines, Howard, Stovall)
  • Five defensive players (Byrd, Childress, Moeller, Tillman, Williams)
  • Six first-round NFL draft picks (Byrd, Childress, Cunningham, Howard, Stovall, Williams)
  • Four decades represented: 1960s (3) – Byrd, Caveness, Stovall; 1970s (4) – Cross, Cunningham, Herrmann, Moeller; 1980s (3) – Childress, Hines, Williams; 1990s (2) – Howard, Tillman

COACHES:

  • One National Championship (Stallings)
  • Five Conference Championships (Alvarez – 3, Stallings – 2)
  • 18 Bowl berths (Alvarez – 11, Stallings – 7)
  • 25 First Team All-Americans coached (Alvarez – 12, Stallings – 13)
  • Three NFF National Scholar-Athletes Coached (Alvarez – 2, Stallings – 1)
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