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153HOOSIERS IN THE HALL OF FAMEZORA CLEVENGERHALFBACK: 1900-03INDUCTED: 1968Widely recognized as a football pioneer and trailblazing athletic director,member of Indianas first Big Ten team, Clevenger played for the Hoosiers fromduring his senior season.A three-sport star, Clevenger drew wide-spreadto coaching and, in 1914, brought the University of Tennessee its first undefeat-Volunteers into a national powerhouse.After retiring from coaching, Clevengerwitnessed IUs first Big Ten championship in football.
The Hoosiers also wonthree Big Ten championships in basketball and the NCAA basketball title in 1940.founder of the annual East-West Shrine Game, Clevenger retired in 1946 andALVIN BO MCMILLINCOACH: 1934-47INDUCTED: 1951their first-ever Big Ten championship in football.
Enshrined into the Collegefeated season and its first Big Ten championship.
Following the 1945 campaignhe earned Man-of-the Year and Coach-of-the-Year honors from the FootballWriters Association and the Football Coaches Association, respectively.
As aplayer at Centre College in Kentucky, McMillin was responsible for handingAmerica selection in 1919 and earned second-team honors one year later.HeMcMillin returned to the football field and went on to coach at Centenary,77-13.Born in Prairie View, Texas, McMillin died in Bloomington on March 31,PETE PIHOSEND/FB: 1942-43,
1945-47INDUCTED: 1966Army to lead the Hoosiers in scoring during their Big Ten Championship seasonoffensive unit a year later.
During his Eagles career, Pihos caught 373 passesGEORGE TALIAFERROHALFBACK: 1945, 1947-48INDUCTED: 1981George Taliaferro may best be known as the first African-American to be draft-helped lead the Hoosiers to their first Big Ten championship in 1945.During theinterception return.After a successful four-year career at Indiana, Taliaferroork Yankees,Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.Taliaferro would laterWork.
He was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.JOHN TAVENERCENTER: 1941-44INDUCTED: 1990four-year letterman and a two-year captain at Indiana, John Tavener wasavener called the offensive signals at center,excelled on defense, and kicked extra points.He would earn IU Most Valuablefollowing the 1944, 1945, and 1946 seasons.Tavener was drafted by the Miamiimplemented a direct long-snap to the teams tailback.It was the same tech-ANTWAAN RANDLE EL - Arguably college footballs most exciting player wentinto the NCAA record books as one of the sportsfinished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, wonThe Chicago Tribune'sBig Ten's Most Valuable Player, and was the BigTen's Offensive Player of the Year as selected by BigTen media and coaches in his final season.
He wa a second round selection of theLEVRON WILLIAMS - 2001 THIRD TEAMwas one of only two Big Ten players to be recognizedERIC ALLEN
- 1996 THIRD TEAMIndiana University history.ANDREW GREENE - 1994 SECOND TEAMOntario, Canada, and was a four-year letterman andVAUGHN DUNBAR - 1991 FIRST TEAMTen Conference, Vaughn Dunbar earned first teamAll-America recognition in 1991.
This Ft.Wayne, Ind.,the 1991 Heisman Trophy balloting, Dunbar playedseason, Dunbar played in the East-West Shrine GameMIKE DUMAS - 1990 FIRST TEAMTen selection, he participated in the East-WestANTHONY THOMPSON - 1988, 1989
FIRST TEAMtime Big Ten rushing champion, Thompson capturedFoundations Player of the Year, the AFCA Coachesas the nations finest college football player, and fin-ished second in the 1989 Heisman Trophy voting.Following a stellar collegiate career, Thompson wasPETE STOYANOVICH - honors as a junior in 1987.A first team All-Big Tenof his field goal attempts and a then-Big Ten record107 consecutive PATs for a total of 248 points.During2006 FOOTBALL
155Mike Dumas was a four-year starter at Indianarecognition following both his junior and seniorseasons.VAN WAITERS - 1986, 1987 THIRD TEAMA third team All-America selection by the PressVan Waiters helped lead Indiana to wins overBig Ten recognition, and was selected as IUs MostValuable Player.He followed up his stellar junior yearutive year.Following participation in the Hula Bowlafter the 1987 season, Waiters was selected by thecareer as a Minnesota Viking in 1992.ERNIE JONES - 1987 FIRST TEAMand yards gained.First on IUs career receiving listcampaign.An East-West Shrine Game participant,TIM WILBUR - 1980 SECOND TEAMat cornerback in 1980.
Also a standout punt returner,touchdown in Indianas 38-37 Holiday Bowl victoryover Brigham Young in 1979.The score helped secureIndianapolis, Wilbur also holds IUs interceptionJOE NORMAN - 1978 SECOND TEAMthe Big Ten Conference, this hard-nosed linebackerIndianas career record holder with 444 tackles,CHARLEY PEAL - 1977 THIRD TEAMAll-Big Ten recognition in 1977.
He started 11 gamesDONNIE THOMAS - 1975 THIRD TEAMA product of Michigan City, Ind., Donnie Thomas wasrecovery.As a sophomore in 1973 he led the team intackles with 98.Indianas Most Valuable Player in1974 and 1975, Thomas won the Balfour Award fol-CHRIS GARTNER - 1972 FIRST TEAMIndiana University, Sven Chris Gartner was the first inearned first team All-America and All-Big Ten honors.Gartner, who came to IU as a walk-on, was known forhaving excellent range and accuracy.
He twice con-JADE BUTCHER - 1969 FIRST TEAMteam All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a seniorand 10 touchdowns.Also an All-Big Ten selection asa junior, Butcher led the Hoosiers in receiving fromjunior, and again as a senior.Still first on IUs all-timeJIM SNIADECKI - 1968 FIRST TEAMAn All-Big Ten selection following his junior season,America honors and was an All-Big Ten pick as aWest Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl following hisKEN KACZMAREK - 1967 THIRD TEAMen pick.
Well known for his greatrecovery
.Kaczmarek helped lead the Hoosiers to theDOUG CRUSAN
- 1967 SECOND
08 mg 66 1012008 Iowa Football Why Iowatransfer who shared playing time with McCann in 2001, was the only Hawkeye quarterback with game experience.Those questions marks turned to exclamation points from the very beginning of the season, as Banks stepped right in and led Iowa to the Big Ten title with a perfect 8-0 record.
Banks and his teammates earned Iowas rst-ever invitation to a BCS 2008 Iowa Football Why IowaFrom Dennis Mosley in 1979 to Albert Young over the last three seasons, Iowas top running backs over the last quarter-century have two things in common; rushing for over 1,000 yards best coaches in the business, Carl Jackson.With Carl Jackson on Hayden Frys sta in 1979, Dennis Mosley became the rst Hawkeye running back to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.
Since that time, Jackson was Iowas running backs coach in 11 of the 15 seasons in which an Iowa player rushed for over 1,000 yards.
Jackson coached Iowa run-ning backs from 1979 through San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.
When Coach Kirk Ferentz took over the Iowa program following the 1998 season, Jackson returned to the Hawkeye coaching sta.
He coached nine of the top 12 running backs on Iowas ca-reer rushing charts, based on total yardage.
Jackson retired following the 2007 season.Three of the most recent Hawkeyes to gain over 1,000 yards include Albert Young (2005), Fred Russell (2002 and 2003) and Ladell Betts (2000 and 2001).
Betts currently ranks second in career rushing (3,686 yards and Young is third (3,173).After work-ing his way back from in his rst two years, Young rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore and led the Big Ten in rushing yards per game in league games.
Young, a native of Moorestown, NJ, led the Hawkeye rushing attack a year ago with 968 rushing yards.
Along with rushing for over 3,000 yards, Young ranks sixth in career all-purpose yards with 4,121 yards.
Young signed a free agent contract with the Min-nesota Vikings.Youngs rushing totals were amazed despite ghting injuries through-out his career.
While a setback to you, the inju-ries allowed Damian Sims to give the Hawkeyes a solid one-two punch.
Sims, a Boynton Beach, FL native, averaged ve yards per carry while rushing for 664 yards in 2006.
He added another productive season in 2007, rushing for 499 yards while averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Sims ranks 19th in career rush-ing with 1,504 yards.Paving the way for Iowas Alamo Bowl appearance in 2001, Betts became the only Iowa player to lead the team in rushing for four straight seasons.
Playing for the Washing-ton Redskins in the NFL since 2002, Betts had his rushed for 1,154 yards.
the luxury in 2002 of running dominating oense lines in Iowa his-tory.
Russell served as Iowas oensive catalyst as the Hawkeyes won 11 games (and shared the Big Ten title) in 2002 and 10 games in 2003, the best back-to-back seasons in Iowa football history.
The native of Inkster, MI, burst on the scene during his sophomore season in Albert Young totaled over 3,000 rushing yards and over 4,000 all-purpose yards during his Hawkeye career.Sharing time with Albert Young throughout his career, Damian Sims averaged 5.6 yards per carry for his career and gained 1,504 career rushing yards.Ladell Betts led Iowa in rushing in each of his four seasons and gained over 1,100 yards for the Washington Redskins in 2006.2008 Iowa Football Why IowaThe Iowa football program is known for its outstanding quarterbacks.
While nine Hawkeye quarterbacks have earned all-Big Ten honors since 1983, those honors have been earned with a great cast of wide receivers playing a very supporting role.
Most recently, quarterbacks Brad Banks (2002) and Drew Tate (2004) earned rst team all-Big Ten honors due in part to a solid and dependable group of wide receivers.The list of outstanding receivers has included highly recruited speedsters to walk-ons who have had their eorts result in the reward of a scholarship.
The list includes players who have excelled as kicko and punt return specialists as well.The most recent name added to Iowas list of top receivers is Ed Hinkel, who completed his career in 2005.
The native of Erie, PA was a steady and dependable receiver throughout his four-year career and he also was a key player on Iowas highly-regarded special teams.Hinkels value was magnied in his senior season when he was injured in a win at Purdue and forced to miss three games.
Hinkel was unable to compete when the Hawkeyes dropped narrow decisions to Michigan (in overtime) and Northwestern.
With Hinkel back in action, Iowa won at Wisconsin and closed the season with a home win over Minnesota to earn a fourth straight January bowl invitation.
In his nal home game, Hinkel had career bests of seven catches for 151 yards while matching a school record with four touchdown receptions.Hinkels career numbers include 135 recep-tions for 1,588 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He also recorded a rushing and punt return touchdown.
He ranks 14th in career receiving yards and his 15 scoring recep-tions tie as the third-highest total in Iowa history.
Hinkel ranks 23rd in career scoring with 102 points.
He signed a free agent contract with Indianapolis.Clinton Solomon, also a senior in 2005, matched Hinkel with seven touchdown recep-tions that season.
Solomon led the team with 800 receiving yards on 46 catches and proved to be a dangerous deep threat throughout his career.
As a junior Solomon played a key role in Iowas 2004 championship season, as he had 58 receptions for 905 yards and six scores.
It was Solomons 56-yard catch and run on the third play of the game that started Iowa on the way to its dramatic over LSU Capital One Bowl.
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