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Monday, May 15, 2006

2006 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME DIVISION I-A CLASS TO BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 16)

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc.

13 PLAYERS AND TWO COACHES TO ENTER COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S ULTIMATE SHRINE IN SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

What: Luncheon Announcement of the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Class

Who: At least three members of the new class of the College Football Hall of Fame will join National Football Foundation (NFF) Chairman Ron Johnson and NFF President Steve Hatchell for the announcement. Rece Davis, ESPN studio host for college football and college basketball, will emcee the announcement.

When: Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. EDT

Where: Marriott Marquis, New York City
7th Floor Empire Complex
1535 Broadway (Between 45 and 46th St.)

Why: Capture the emotion of new College Football Hall of Famers as they express what it means to them to be recognized among the greatest coaches and players in the history of the game.

To Attend in Person or by Conference Call:
Please contact Phil Marwill at pmarwill@footballfoundation.com or by calling 1-800-486-1865, ext. 118 to reserve a spot at the event or to obtain a dial-in number and pass code for the conference call.

See below for a list of candidates on the 2006 ballot.

For candidate capsule bios visit:

http://www.footballfoundation.com/news.php?id=808


Division I-A Player Candidates

CANDIDATE; SCHOOL; POSITION(S); YEARS PLAYED

1. Billy Ray Adams; Mississippi; Fullback; 1959-61
2. Troy Aikman; Oklahoma / UCLA; Quarterback; 1984-85, 1987-88
3. Trev Alberts; Nebraska; Linebacker; 1990-93
4. Bobby C. Anderson; Colorado; Running Back; 1967-69
5. Otis Armstrong; Purdue; Running Back; 1970-72
6. Steve Bartkowski; California; Quarterback; 1972-74
7. Bob Berry; Oregon; Quarterback; 1962-64
8. Bennie Blades; Miami (Fla.); Defensive Back; 1985-87
9. Tom Brahaney; Oklahoma; Center; 1970-72
10. Dave Brown; Michigan; Defensive Back; 1972-74 11. Ronnie Caveness; Arkansas; Center; 1962-64 12. Jim Crawford; Wyoming; Running Back; 1954-56 13. Randall Cunningham; UNLV; Punter / Quarterback; 1982-84 14. Jeff Davis; Clemson; Linebacker; 1978-81 15. Rich Diana; Yale; Running Back; 1979-81 16. Eric Dickerson; Southern Methodist; Running Back; 1979-82 17. Don Dufek; Michigan; Defensive Back; 1973-75 18. Ed Dyas; Auburn; Fullback; 1958-60 19. Carl Eller; Minnesota; Tackle; 1961-63 20. Steve Emtman; Washington; Defensive Lineman; 1989-91 21. Bill Enyart; Oregon State; Fullback; 1966-68 22. Thomas Everett; Baylor; Free Safety; 1983-86 23. Dave Gallagher; Michigan; Defensive Tackle; 1970-73 24. Kirk Gibson; Michigan State; Wide Receiver; 1975-78 25. Charley Gogolak; Princeton; Place Kicker; 1963-65 26. Bob Golic; Notre Dame; Linebacker; 1976-78 27. Terrence Hanratty; Notre Dame; Quarterback; 1966-68 28. Al Harris; Arizona State; Defensive End; 1975-78 29. Major Harris; West Virginia; Quarterback; 1987-89 30. Chad Hennings; Air Force; Defensive Tackle; 1984-87 31. Mark Herrmann; Purdue; Quarterback; 1977-80 32. Dick Jauron; Yale; Running Back; 1970-72 33. Johnnie Johnson; Texas; Safety; 1976-79 34. Chip Kell; Tennessee; Offensive Guard; 1968-70 35. Rex Kern; Ohio State; Quarterback; 1968-70 36. Jess Lewis; Oregon State; Defensive Tackle; 1966-67, 1969 37. Robert Lytle; Michigan; Running Back; 1974-76 38. Rueben Mayes; Washington State; Running Back; 1982-85 39. Pat McInally; Harvard; Tight End; 1972-74 40. Marlin McKeever; Southern California; End; 1958-60 41. Art Monk; Syracuse; Wide Receiver; 1976-79 42. Paul Naumoff; Tennessee; Linebacker; 1964-66 43. Bob Novogratz; Army; Guard; 1957-58 44. Tom Nowatzke; Indiana; Fullback; 1961-64 45. Phillip Olsen; Utah State; Defensive End; 1967-69 46. Jim Otis; Ohio State; Fullback; 1967-69 47. Dave Parks; Texas Tech; End; 1961-63 48. Mike Phipps; Purdue; Quarterback; 1967-69 49. Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore); Oregon; Running Back; 1969-71 50. Ron Rivera; California; Linebacker; 1980-83 51. Mike Rozier; Nebraska; Running Back; 1981-83 52. Lucius Sanford; Georgia Tech; Linebacker; 1974-77 53. Jim Seymour; Notre Dame; End; 1966-68 54. Sterling Sharpe; South Carolina; Wide Receiver; 1984-87 55. Jeff Siemon; Stanford; Linebacker; 1968-71 56. Ron Simmons; Florida State; Noseguard; 1977-80 57. Bruce Smith; Virginia Tech; Defensive Tackle; 1981-84 58. Emmitt Smith; Florida; Running Back; 1987-89 59. Chris Spielman; Ohio State; Linebacker; 1984-87 60. Larry Station; Iowa; Linebacker; 1982-85 61. Don Stephenson; Georgia Tech; Center; 1955-57 62. Pat Swilling; Georgia Tech; Defensive End; 1982-85 63. Darryl Talley; West Virginia; Linebacker; 1979-82 64. Jim Taylor; Louisiana State; Fullback; 1956-57 65. Lawrence Taylor; North Carolina; Linebacker; 1977-80 66. Clendon Thomas; Oklahoma; Running Back; 1955-57 67. Thurman Thomas; Oklahoma State; Running Back; 1984-87 68. Anthony Thompson; Indiana; Running Back; 1986-89
69. Gino Torretta Miami (Fla.); Quarterback; 1989-92
70. Don Trull; Baylor; Quarterback; 1961-63 71. Charlie Ward; Florida State; Quarterback; 1989, 1991-93 72. Wilson Whitley; Houston; Defensive Tackle; 1973-76 73. Clarence Williams; Washington State; Running Back; 1972-74 74. Reggie Williams; Dartmouth; Linebacker; 1973-75 75. Scott Woerner; Georgia; Defensive Back; 1977-80 76. Richard Wood; Southern California; Linebacker; 1972-74 77. Chris Zorich; Notre Dame; Defensive Tackle; 1987-90

Division I-A Coach Candidates

CANDIDATE: RECORD (PERCENTAGE)
SCHOOLS (YEARS COACHED)

1. John Cooper: 193-83-6 (.695)
Tulsa (1977-84)
Arizona State (1985-87)
Ohio State (1988-2000)

2. Herb Deromedi: 110-55-10 (.657)
Central Michigan (1978-93)

3. William Dietz: 96-62-7 (.603)
Washington State (1915-17)
Purdue (1921)
Louisiana Tech (1922-23)
Wyoming (1924-26)
Haskell Indian Institute (1929-32)
Albright (1937-42)

4. Wayne Hardin: 118-74-5 (.612)
Navy (1959-64)
Temple (1970-82)

5. Dick MacPherson: 111-73-5 (.601)
Massachusetts (1971-77)
Syracuse (1981-90)

6. Billy Jack Murphy: 91-44-1 (.673)
Memphis State (1958-71)

7. Darryl Rogers: 129-84-7 (.602)
Cal State-Hayward (1965)
Fresno State (1966-72)
San Jose State (1973-75)
Michigan State (1976-79)
Arizona State (1980-84)

With 119 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. NFF programs include the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., Play It Smart, the NFF Center for Youth Development Through Sport at Springfield College (Mass.), the NFL-NFF Coaching Academy, and scholarships of nearly $1 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.

NFF Media Contacts:
Phil Marwill, director of communications
Phone: 1-800-486-1865, ext. 118

Chris Caputo, communications assistant
Phone: 1-800-486-1865, ext. 117

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