Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Palmer a Hall of Famer?

Former Temple tailback Paul Palmer and former Owls coach Wayne Hardin are on the 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Palmer a Hall of Famer?

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Former Temple tailback Paul Palmer and former Owls coach Wayne Hardin are on the 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Palmer was a unanimous first-team all-America in 1986, his senior season. He led the nation is rushing yards (1,866), rushing yards per game (169.6) and all-purpose yards (2,633) that season. While at Temple, Palmer set 23 school records.

Hardin coached the Owls from 1970 to 1982, leading the Owls to a No. 17 ranking in 1979. He is Temple’s all-time leader in wins (80). Hardin led the Owls to their only 10-win season and first bowl victory in the 1979 Garden State Bowl.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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