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FSU’s Ron Simmons On Ballot of College Football Hall of Fame

Feb. 13, 2003

MORRISTOWN, NJ –
? Former Florida State All-America noseguard Ron Simmons is one of seventy-seven players and six coaches who have met the criteria and passed through district screening committees to be
considered for 2003 College Football Hall of Fame induction and will appear
on the ballot as it was released by The National Football Foundation today.

The ballot hits the mail this week to the more than 11,000 members of The
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame whose votes will be
recorded and submitted to the Foundation’s Honors Court, which deliberates
and is responsible for selecting the class. The Honors Court, an 11-member
panel chaired by Gene Corrigan (former commissioner of the ACC and past
president of the NCAA), is made up of athletics directors, conference
commissioners, Hall of Fame coaches, and members of the media. A complete
list is available at www.footballfoundation.com.

The Hall of Fame Class will be announced in late March and inducted at The
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 46th Awards Dinner
December 9, 2003, in New York City.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been chosen First Team
All-America by a major/national selector as recognized by the NCAA, played
their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior, played
within the last 50 years, and be retired from playing professional football.
Coaches must be out of the college coaching profession for at least three
years, coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach, not be
coaching on the professional level, and have won at least 60% of their
games. In both cases, the candidate’s post-football record as a citizen may
also be weighed.

Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are submitted to one
of eight district screening committees, which conduct a vote to determine
who will appear on the ballot.

2003 DIVISION I-A BALLOT

PLAYERS

CANDIDATE SCHOOL POSITION(S) YEARS PLAYED
1. Bobby C. Anderson Colorado Tailback 1967-69
2. Bob P. Anderson Army Running Back 1957-59
3. Otis Armstrong Purdue Halfback 1970-72
4. Ricky Bell Southern California Running Back 1973-76
5. Thomas Bettis Purdue Guard 1951-54
6. Rik Bonness Nebraska Center 1973-75
7. Murry Bowden Dartmouth Defensive Back 1967-70
8. Tom Brown Minnesota Guard 1958-60
9. Harold Burnine Missouri End 1953-55
10. Ronnie Caveness Arkansas Center / Linebacker 1962-64
11. Gary Collins Maryland End 1959-61
12. Jim Covert Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle 1980-83
13. Tom Curtis Michigan Defensive Back 1967-69
14. Anthony Davis Southern California Tailback 1972-74
15. Keith Dorney Penn State Offensive Tackle 1975-78
16. Dave Duerson Notre Dame Safety 1979-82
17. Carl Eller Minnesota Tackle 1961-63
18. Frank Emanuel Tennessee Linebacker 1963-65
19. Dave Gallagher Michigan Defensive Tackle 1970-73
20. Kirk Gibson Michigan State Wide Receiver 1975-78
21. Walker Gillette Richmond Wide Receiver 1966-69
22. Bob Golic Notre Dame Linebacker 1976-78
23. Ray Guy Southern Mississippi Punter 1969-72
24. Major Harris West Virginia Quarterback 1987-89
25. Wayne Harris Arkansas Guard/Linebacker 1958-60
26. John Huarte Notre Dame Quarterback 1962-64
27. Dick Jauron Yale Running Back 1970-72
28. Joe Kapp California Quarterback 1956-58
29. Chip Kell Tennessee Center 1968-70
30. Rex Kern Ohio State Quarterback 1968-70
31. Tim Krumrie Wisconsin Defensive Lineman 1979-82
32. Jerry LeVias Southern Methodist End 1965-68
33. Robert Lytle Michigan Running Back 1974-76
34. Mark May Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle 1977-80
35. Reuben Mayes Washington State Running Back 1982-85
36. Pat McInally Harvard Tight End 1972-74
37. Marlin McKeever Southern California End 1958-60
38. George Mira Miami (FL) Quarterback 1960-64
39. Lydell Mitchell Penn State Running Back 1969-71
40. Art Monk Syracuse Wide Receiver 1976-79
41. Paul Naumoff Tennessee Linebacker 1964-66
42. Billy Neighbors Alabama Tackle 1959-61
43. Chuck Nelson Washington Placekicker 1980-82
44. Phillip Olsen Utah State Defensive End 1967-69
45. Jim Otis Ohio State Fullback 1967-69
46. Dave Parks Texas Tech End 1961-63
47. Walter Patulski Notre Dame Defensive End 1969-71
48. Mike Phipps Purdue Quarterback 1967-69
49. Ron Pritchard Arizona State Linebacker 1966-68
50. Ron Rivera California Linebacker 1980-83
51. Tracy Rocker Auburn Defensive Tackle 1969-71
52. Barry Sanders Oklahoma State Tailback 1986-88
53. Lucius Sanford Georgia Tech Linebacker 1974-77
54. Jake Scott Georgia Defensive Back 1967-68
55. Larry Seivers Tennessee Wide Receiver 1974-76
56. Jim Seymour Notre Dame End 1966-68
57. Rod Shoate Oklahoma Linebacker 1972-74
58. Ron Simmons Florida State Noseguard 1977-80
59. Chris Spielman Ohio State Linebacker 1984-87
60. Larry Station Iowa Linebacker 1982-85
61. Don Stephenson Georgia Tech Center/Linebacker 1955-57
62. Darryl Talley West Virginia Linebacker 1979-82
63. Jack Tatum Ohio State Defensive Back 1968-70
64. Jim Taylor Louisiana State Fullback 1956-57
65. Lawrence Taylor North Carolina Linebacker 1977-80
66. Joe Theismann Notre Dame Quarterback 1968-70
67. Dennis Thurman Southern California Defensive Back 1974-77
68. Don Trull Baylor Quarterback 1961-63
69. Joe Walton Pittsburgh End 1954-56
70. Andre Ware Houston Quarterback 1987-89
71. Jimmy Webb Mississippi State Defensive Tackle 1972-74
72. Roger Wehrli Missouri Defensive Back 1966-68
73. Paul Wiggin Stanford Defensive Tackle 1954-56
74. Clarence Williams Washington State Running Back 1972-74
75. David Williams Illinois Wide Receiver 1982-85
76. Charles Young Southern California Tight End 1970-72
77. Chris Zorich Notre Dame Defensive Tackle 1987-90

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