also this was interesting to read from wikipedia ""The NFF election process is arcane and confusing. Based on current rules, Notre Dame's Joe Montana will never be in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was never an All-American on a team recognized by the NCAA. If that sounds outrageous, consider that at one time hall of famers had to actually graduate."
How can you be in the Hall of Fame when you didn't even make All-American?
Rocket will get in at some point.
that kick against Michigan."Look how high Crable is"! Frank Broyles, "Good gracious alive"!
Only upon 2nd and 3rd review did they realize the bleeping mountain that Crable had climbed.
he jumped on the center's back, after noticing the snapper never came up after snapping the ball. He blocked the FG with his hip, that's how high he was.
I saw a Crable interview recently...he said the only thing he hadn't figured out was how to safely land after blocking it. He realized that, of course, on his way down.
My wife and I saw our first ND football game in 1981, ND vs LSU, watching from the high up in the South end zone.
I had never seen anything like it. On one drive LSU started with their backs to us on about the 10. There is this indelible image in my head of Crable standing in the middle of the defense owning everything that was happening in front of him. He was daring them to take a try, and ending them quickly with punishing tackles. Fierce, tough, brass balls.
I've only missed one ND home game since then (thanks, sis, for deciding to get married on 10/15/1988).
Arguably the best linebacker in the history of the most storied college football program.
The other two should be locks as well.
but for whatever reason have not been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. To qualify, one must be a consensus First Team All-American. However, there is also a time period of induction; 50 years from their last game. Here is a list:
they have to be voted in within the 50 years after their final game. Therefore, today, anyone who played their final game before 1963 is ineligible. For those who last played in 1963, this year is their final chance.
Criteria for player nominees
1.FIRST AND FOREMOST, A PLAYER MUST HAVE RECEIVED MAJOR FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITION.
2.A player becomes eligible for consideration by the Foundation's Honors Court 10 years after his last year of intercollegiate football played.
3.While each nominee's football achievements are of prime consideration, his post-football record as a citizen is also weighed. He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man with love of his country. Consideration may also be given for academic honors and whether or not the candidate earned a college degree.
4.In accordance with the 50-year rule,† players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years. For example, to be eligible for the 2005 ballot, the player must have played his last year in 1955 or thereafter.
5.The nominee must have ended his professional athletic career prior to the time of the nomination.
†Those players that do not comply with the 50-year rule and coaches who have not won 60% of their games may still be eligible for consideration by the Division I-A and Divisional Honors Review Committees, which examine unique cases.
On the list between Hornung and Lattner. 2005.
Bob Olsen's lb game against Texas in the 1970 Cotton Bowl was one of the greatest I ever saw an ND player perform. Lynch, of course, was a stud and leader on the great '66 team.