Brian Bosworth & Don Dufek on Ballot for 2011 College Football Hall of Fame

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March 8, 2011

By Bill Boehlke

Seahawks alumni Brian Bosworth (1987-89) and Don Dufek (1976-84) join 77 players and nine coaches who comprise the 2011 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bosworth160_0308Bosworth was a linebacker at Oklahoma and a two-time consensus First Team All-America pick in 1985 and 1986. He set the school record for tackles in a game (22) and was named a Butkus Award winner in 1985 and ’86. He also led the Sooners to three consecutive Orange Bowls and the 1985 National Championship.

In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Bosworth was a very good student who graduated a year ahead of his freshman class, thus making him eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft.

When playing for the Seahawks he once flew into practice on a helicopter, and many television news stations around the country showed footage of the stunt. Bosworth currently resides in Los Angeles.

Dufek was a defensive back at Michigan and a 1975 First Team All-America who helped the Wolverines to a 1976 Orange Bowl appearance. He helped UM to a share of the Big Ten title in 1973 and 1974, and he finished his career ranked in the school’s top ten in tackles (249), and he recorded four career interceptions.

Dufek160_0308Dufek was drafted by the Seahawks with the second selection in the fifth round and 126th overall selection of the 1976 NFL Draft. He was one of the original Seahawks in 1976, the franchise’s first year in the NFL, and he played for them until 1984. He was also the captain of the Seahawks’ special teams units in 1981 and 1982.

Dufek now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Candy and children Jacqueline and Frank.

The ballot mailed this week to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Court, which deliberates and selects the class. The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live in New York City during a noon press conference, and inducted at The National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner on December 6, 2011 at the landmark Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America 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 ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.

Of the 4.79 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on November 6, 1869, only 882 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 190 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

The candidates below are listed alphabetically. First-time ballot members are indicated with a red asterisk. First-time ballot members include both first-year nominees and candidates who have been previously nominated but did not pass through the District Screening Committee process until this year.

*Carlos Alvarez, Florida, Wide Receiver, 1969-71
Otis Armstrong, Purdue, Running Back, 1970-72
Steve Bartkowski, California, Quarterback, 1972-74
Hal Bedsole, Southern California, Split End, 1961-63
Bob Berry, Oregon, Quarterback, 1962-64
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado, Running Back, 1987-90
Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1984-86
*Ted Brown, North Carolina State, Tailback, 1975-78
Bob Breunig, Arizona State, Linebacker, 1972-74
Tedy Bruschi, Arizona, Defensive End, 1992-95
*Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1995-98
Dave Butz, Purdue, Defensive Tackle, 1970-72
Mark Carrier, Southern Cal., Defensive Back, 1987-89
Dave Casper, Notre Dame, Tight End, 1971-73
Gary Collins, Maryland, Wide Receiver, 1958-61
Marv Cook, Iowa, Tight End, 1985-88
Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas, Punter, 1982-84
Eric Dickerson, S. Methodist, Running Back, 1979-82
Bobby Douglass, Kansas, Quarterback, 1966-68
D.J. Dozier, Penn State, Running Back, 1983-86
Don Dufek, Michigan, Defensive Back, 1973-75
Doug English, Texas, Defensive Tackle, 1972-74
Bill Enyart, Oregon State, Fullback, 1966-68
Dave Foley, Ohio State, Offensive Tackle, 1966-68
Tony Franklin, Texas A&M, Placekicker, 1975-78
*Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, Quarterback, 1992-95
Moe Gardner, Illinois, Defensive Tackle, 1987-90
*Joe Garten, Colorado, Offensive Guard, 1987-90
Willie Gault, Tennessee, Wide Receiver, 1979-82
Eddie George, Ohio State, Running Back, 1992-95
Kirk Gibson, Michigan State, Wide Receiver, 1975-78
Charlie Gogolak, Princeton, Placekicker, 1963-65
Jerry Gray, Texas, Defensive Back, 1981-84
Curtis Greer, Michigan, Defensive Tackle, 1976-79
*Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech, Quarterback, 1996-99
Terry Hanratty, Notre Dame, Quarterback, 1966-68
Al Harris, Arizona State, Defensive End, 1975-78
*Leotis Harris, Arkansas, Offensive Guard, 1974-77
Bobby Humphrey, Alabama, Running Back, 1985-88
Dick Jauron, Yale, Running Back, 1970-72
Tommy Kramer, Rice, Quarterback, 1973-76
Tim Krumrie, Wisconsin, Defensive Lineman, 1979-83
*Greg Lewis, Washington, Running Back, 1987-90
Jess Lewis, Oregon St., Defensive Tackle, 1966-67, 1969
*Marty Lyons, Alabama, Defensive Tackle, 1975-78
Robert Lytle, Michigan, Running Back, 1974-76
Bobby Majors, Tennessee, Defensive Back, 1969-71
Paul Martha, Pittsburgh, Running Back, 1961-63
Russell Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Defensive Tackle, 1986-90
Duncan McColl, Stanford, Defensive End, 1973-76
Art Monk, Syracuse, Wide Receiver, 1976-79
Paul Naumoff, Tennessee, Linebacker, 1964-66
Tom Nowatzke, Indiana, Fullback, 1961-64
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, Offensive Tackle, 1992-95
Philip Olsen, Utah State, Defensive End, 1967-69
Jim Otis, Ohio State, Fullback, 1967-69
*Anthony Poindexter, Virginia, Defensive Back, 1995-98
Ron Rivera, California, Linebacker, 1980-83
*Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech, Offensive Lineman, 1990-92
Mike Ruth, Boston College, Nose Guard, 1982-85
Deion Sanders, Florida State, Defensive Back, 1985-88
Jake Scott, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1967-68
Jim Seymour, Notre Dame, Wide Receiver, 1966-68
Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina, Wide Receiver, 1984-87
Will Shields, Nebraska, Offensive Guard, 1989-92
Rod Shoate, Oklahoma, Linebacker, 1972-74
*Sandy Stephens, Minnesota, Quarterback, 1959-61
Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, Offensive Tackle, 1995-98
Darryl Talley, West Virginia, Linebacker, 1979-82
*Derrick Thomas, Alabama, Linebacker, 1985-88
*Scott Thomas, Air Force, Safety, 1982-85
Don Trull, Baylor, Quarterback, 1961-63
*Rob Waldrop, Arizona, Defensive Lineman, 1990-93
Wesley Walls, Mississippi, Tight End, 1985-88
*Gene Washington, Michigan St., Wide Receiver, 1964-66
*Lorenzo White, Michigan State, Running Back, 1984-87
Clarence Williams, Wash. St., Running Back, 1962-64
Steve Wisniewski, Penn State, Offensive Guard, 1985-88
Scott Woerner, Georgia, Defensive Back, 1977-80

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