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Bosworth, Hughes on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

by Ryan Aber Modified: March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am •  Published: March 6, 2014

 

Former Sooners defenders Brian Bosworth (44) and Randy Hughes are each on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Photo was published in The Daily Oklahoman 8-24-1986.
Former Sooners defenders Brian Bosworth (44) and Randy Hughes are each on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Photo was published in The Daily Oklahoman 8-24-1986.

NORMAN–Former Oklahoma football players Brian Bosworth and Randy Hughes are among the 75 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision listed on the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, released Thursday by the National Football Foundation.

Both were on the ballot last year, when former Sooner Rod Shoate was inducted.

The announcement of this year’s class will be made in May and inductions will take place at the 57th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 10 in New York.

To be eligible, players must have been named a first-team All-American, played their last season of college football 10 years prior, played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.

Bosworth remains the only two-time recipient of the Butkus Award, presented annually to college football’s best linebacker. He won the first two awards in 1985 and 1986.

Bosworth led Oklahoma in tackles for three straight seasons from 1984-86.

He was selected first overall in the 1987 NFL supplemental draft and spent just more than two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Hughes was a defensive back on Oklahoma’s 1974 national championship team; that season, he was an All-American selection and finished his career with 14 interceptions.

Twenty former Oklahoma players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Five former Sooners coaches have been inducted.

A pair of state players are on the NAIA portion of the ballot–former UCO quarterback Randy Page, who led the Bronchos to the 1982 NAIA National Championship, and former Cameron defensive back Mark Cotney, who had 132 career tackles and seven interceptions and earned All-America honors in 1974.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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