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Palmer, Hardin on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former Temple running back Paul Palmer and former coach Wayne Hardin are among 82 people on the 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Palmer, Hardin on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former Temple running back Paul Palmer and former coach Wayne Hardin are among 82 people on the 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Palmer played at Temple from 1983 to 1986 and was unanimous first-team all-American his final season. He led the nation that season with 1,866 rushing yards, 169.6 rushing yards per game and 2,633 all-purpose yards.  The Maryland native hold Temple's career records for rushing yards (4,895), 100-yard games (21) and 200-yard games (six).

Hardin coached at Temple from 1970-82 and is the Owls' all-time wins leader (80). He led Temple in 1979 to a No. 17 ranking in the final AP poll, a 10-2 record and Garden State Bowl victory.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. 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. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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