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WSU’s Mayes in ’08 College Hall of Fame class

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on May 1, 2008 at 9:54 am with No Comments »
May 1, 2008 9:54 am

Former WSU running back Reuben Mayes was named today to the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame class.


Here’s the full list:


PLAYERS

TROY AIKMAN- QB, UCLA (1987- 88)

BILLY CANNON – HB, LSU (1957- 59)

JIM DOMBROWSKI- OT, Virginia (1982- 85

PAT FITZGERALD- LB, Northwestern (1994- 96)

WILBER MARSHALL- LB, Florida (1980- 83

RUEBEN MAYES- RB, Washington State (1982-85)

RANDALL McDANIEL- OG, Arizona State (1984-87)

DON McPHERSON- QB, Syracuse (1984- 87)

JAY NOVACEK – TE, Wyoming (1982- 84)

DAVE PARKS- SE, Texas Tech (1961- 63)

RON SIMMONS- NG, Florida State (1977- 80)

THURMAN THOMAS- RB, Oklahoma State (1984- 87)

ARNOLD TUCKER- QB, Army (1944- 46)


COACHES

JOHN COOPER- 192-84-6 (.691) — Tulsa (1977-84), Arizona State (1985-87), Ohio State (1988- 2000)

LOU HOLTZ- 249-132-7 (.651) — William & Mary (1969-71), North Carolina State (1972-75), Arkansas (1977-83), Minnesota (1984-85), Notre Dame (1986-96), South Carolina (1999-2004)


It’s a nice list, but my main reaction is to wonder how Billy Cannon took this long. I was just getting old enough to start following sports when Cannon was becoming a living legend in my homestate of Louisiana. He led LSU to its first national championship. He made a long and amazing punt return against Ole Miss which was replayed on local sportscasts every Halloweeen night for as long as I lived there. He went on to a nice pro career and was the model for the sports/soap opera movie “Everybody’s All-American.”

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