Athletes in the College Football Players Hall of Fame Part 2
About some of the players in the College Football Hall of Fame, bios, history, records, and achievements.
A Short Selection from the College Football Hall of Fame
HAROLD E. (RED) GRANGE
On October 18, 1924, halfback Red Grange became known as the Galloping Ghost when he raced for 4 touchdowns in 12 minutes in the opening quarter of a game against Michigan. He made the 4 touchdowns the 1st 4 times he handled the ball, returning 2 kickoffs 95 and 67 yds., a punt 56 yards and bursting through scrimmage for a 44-yd. romp. Taken out, he returned in the 4th quarter, ran 12 yds. for his 5th TD and passed 18 yds. for his last one. The orange 77 that adorned his jersey was retired after his final game.
THOMAS D. HARMON
Old Number 98 was a superstar comparable to Red Grange. He averaged just less than 6 yds. per carry in his 3 years at Ann Arbor, led the nation in rushing and passing in 1939 and 1940. As tailback in Fritz Crisler's tricky single wing, Harmon specialized in spectacular long runs and in one game against California he scored on jaunts of 94, 86, 80 and 72 yds.
W. W. (PUDGE) HEFFELFINGER
Pudge was named to football's 1st All American team in 1889 and didn't put down his cleats until 50 years later. He is everyone's guard on every all-time team. He used a unique stand-up style and was the 1st guard to pull out of the line to lead interference on end runs. As a freshman against Princeton in the championship game, Heff broke up the inexorable Tiger wedge play by balling himself up and hurling himself through the air at the apex man.
WILBUR F. (FATS) HENRY
Washington & Jefferson
It is believed that Fats Henry may have blocked more punts than any man in history. The chunky tackle actually took a punt off the kicker's foot and ran it for a TD in one game. As a punter, his deep, arcing kicks pushed rivals back to their own goals time after time.
WILLIAM M. HESTON
Michigan never lost a game while Willie Heston played for them in 1902-1904. The swift halfback led the Fielding (Hurry Up) Yostcoached Wolverines to 43 wins and one tie and spearheaded an offense so potent it earned the title "point-a-minute." Heston scored 93 touchdowns in his college career; one of the most famous was a naked reverse that broke open the 1902 Rose Bowl game against Stanford, which Michigan went on to win 49-0.
ALVIN (BO) MCMILLIN
Tiny, unknown Centre College, of Danville, Ky., faced invincible Harvard in 1921. With the game deadlocked in the 3rd period, the quarterback of Centre's Praying Colonels, Bo McMillin, unleashed a 32-yard reverse run that brought down Harvard 6-0, a feat which an AP poll voted "the biggest upset of a half century."
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