The National Football Foundation announced Tuesday that University of Oklahoma alums Brian Bosworth, Randy Hughes and Rod Shoate are among the 77 players listed on the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The announcement of the Class of 2013 will be made on May 7 and inductions will take place at the 56th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 10.
To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First
Team All-American by a major/national selector as recognized and
utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played
their last year of intercollegiate football at least 10 years prior;
played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing
Bosworth was a two-time consensus First Team
All-America selection as a linebacker for the Sooners in 1985 and 1986,
claiming the Butkus Award each of those seasons. He helped lead
Oklahoma to three straight Orange Bowl appearances and the 1985
national championship. He was also tabbed as a GTE/CoSIDA Academic
All-American in 1986. He led Oklahoma in tackles for three straight
seasons from 1984-86.
Hughes served as a defensive back on Oklahoma's 1974
national championship team and was part of squads that claimed three Big
Eight titles. An All-America selection in 1974, Hughes was also named a
National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete and a GTE/CoSIDA
Academic All-American that season. He finished his career fourth in OU
history with 14 interceptions.
Shoate was a three-time All-America pick as a
linebacker for the Sooners from 1972-74. He earned consensus First Team
All-America honors in 1973 and was a unanimous pick in 1974 when the
Sooners claimed the national championship. A two-time Big Eight
Defensive Player of Year, he finished seventh in the 1974 Heisman Trophy
voting. Shoate concluded his career with 420 tackles, the
third-highest total in school history.
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