Monday, August 3, 2015

3 ex-Eagles heading to College Football Hall of Fame

Three former Eagles players and a former Eagles rival were among the 14 players and three coaches selected to the College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class.

3 ex-Eagles heading to College Football Hall of Fame

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Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and former Eagle Ty Detmer was named to the College Football Hall of Fame. (Tim Shaffer/AP)
Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and former Eagle Ty Detmer was named to the College Football Hall of Fame. (Tim Shaffer/AP)

Three former Eagles players and a former Eagles rival were among the 14 players and three coaches selected to the College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class.

Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Ty Detmer bounced among the Eagles and five other NFL teams during his professional career. His college numbers at BYU, however, are remarkable.

Along with the Heisman, he won the Maxwell Award, two Davey O'Brien trophies and set 59 NCAA records. His 15,031 career passing yards and 121 touchdowns were NCAA bests at the time, and he still holds nine NCAA records.

Linebacker Mark Simoneau, who played for the Eagles, was a two-time All-American at Kansas State and is possibly the greatest defensive player in school history. He is only the second K-State player selected for the Hall.

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He holds a school record with 251 career unassisted tackles, ranks third in school history with 400 total tackles, 52 TFL and eight forced fumbles.

He also played for the Falcons, Saints and Chiefs during his pro career.

Former Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk, who set multiple records during his college career at Syracuse. Monk also played three games with the Eagles in his final season in 1995 before retiring, but that was more like a cameo at the very end.

Among the other inductees are former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who was a successful college coach at Oklahoma State and Miami, with five New Year's Day bowl appearances.

Here is the full list of honorees:

• CHARLES ALEXANDER - TB, LSU (1975-78)

• OTIS ARMSTRONG - HB, Purdue (1970-72)

• STEVE BARTKOWSKI - QB, California (1972-74)

• HAL BEDSOLE - SE, Southern California (1961-63)

• DAVE CASPER - TE, Notre Dame (1971-73)

• TY DETMER - QB, BYU (1988-91)

• TOMMY KRAMER - QB, Rice (1973-76)

• ART MONK - WR, Syracuse (1976-79)

• GREG MYERS - DB, Colorado State (1992-95)

• JONATHAN OGDEN - OT, UCLA (1992-95)

• GABE RIVERA - DT, Texas Tech (1979-82)

• MARK SIMONEAU - LB, Kansas State (1996-99)

• SCOTT THOMAS - S, Air Force (1982-85)

• JOHN WOOTEN* - OG, Colorado (1956-58)

* Selection from the FBS Veterans Committee

COACHES

• PHILLIP FULMER - 152-52-0 (74.5%); Tennessee (1992-08)

• JIMMY JOHNSON - 81-34-3 (70.0%); Oklahoma State (1979-83) and Miami (Fla.) (1984-88)

• R.C. SLOCUM - 123-47-2 (72.1%); Texas A&M (1989-02)

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