NEW YORK - Longtime Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer is among 14 former players who have been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
In four seasons at Rice, Kramer threw for 6,197 yards and 37 touchdowns. In his senior season in 1976, Rice completed 269 passes for 3,317 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Vikings drafted Kramer with the 27th pick of the first round in the 1977 NFL Draft. Kramer spent 13 seasons with the Vikings.
Former USC split end Hal Bedsole is also heading to the hall. Before being a second round draft pick by the Vikings, Bedsole won a national championship with the Trojans in 1962 and was a two-time All-Pac 10 first team selection. Bedsole played three seasons for the Vikings, putting up his best numbers as a rookie in 1964 when he caught 18 passes for 295 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Art Monk of Syracuse, Dave Casper of Notre Dame and Jonathan Ogden of UCLA highlight the list. Former coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson, who coached Miami and Oklahoma State, and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M also were selected.
It was announced Monday that Heisman Trophy winner and BYU star Ty Detmer was picked for the Hall of Fame.
The other players who will be inducted by the National Football Foundation into the hall in December are:
Running backs Charles Alexander of LSU and Otis Armstrong or Purdue; quarterback Steve Bartkowski of California; defensive backs Scott Thomas of Air Force and Greg Myers of Colorado State; defensive end Gabe Rivera of Texas Tech; linebacker Mark Simoneau; and guard John Wooten of Colorado.
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