Friday, March 27, 2015

Hardin voted into hall of fame

Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hardin voted into hall of fame

Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin.
Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin. Staff file photo

Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hardin coached at Navy from 1959-64 and Temple from 1970-82. He is 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.

Ron Dayne is the other member of the 2013 HOF class with local ties. The former Wisconsin running back was a standout football and track athlete at Overbrook High School in South Jersey. Dayne won the 1999 Heisman Trophy while at Wisconsin.

2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS
Players
· 
TED BROWN – TB, North Carolina State (1975-78)
· TEDY BRUSCHI – DE, Arizona (1992-95)
· RON DAYNE – RB, Wisconsin (1996-99)
· TOMMIE FRAZIER – QB, Nebraska (1992-95)
· JERRY GRAY – DB, Texas (1981-84)
· STEVE MEILINGER* – E, Kentucky (1951-53)
· ORLANDO PACE – OT, Ohio State (1994-96)
· ROD SHOATE (deceased) – LB, Oklahoma (1972-74)
· PERCY SNOW – LB, Michigan State (1986-89)
· VINNY TESTAVERDE – QB, Miami, Fla. (1982, 1984-86)
· DON TRULL – QB, Baylor (1961-63)
· DANNY WUERFFEL – QB, Florida (1993-96)
* Selection from the FBS Veterans Committee

Coaches
· WAYNE HARDIN – 118-74-5 (61.2%); Navy (1959-64) and   Temple (1970-82)
· BILL McCARTNEY – 93-55-5 (62.4%); Colorado (1982-94)
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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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