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Another chapter to story of Gideon Smith

Another chapter to story of Gideon Smith

The remarkable story of Gideon Smith has taken him to the footsteps of the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame.Smith broke barriers throughout his life. He was the first black college football player at two Michigan schools, Ferris State and Michigan...

Black History panel with Gene Washington

Black History panel with Gene Washington

Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Gene Washington participated on a panel discussion recognizing Black History Month at the College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 22 at Atlanta. He was joined by College Football Hall of Famers Thom Gatewood of Notre Dame and John...

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

What delicious irony if Don Coryell were to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. We’ll know soon if he earns his place when the voters gather on Saturday in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.The Los Angeles Chargers abandoned their San Diego home of 56...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.The retired Air Force head coach of 23 seasons...

Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

So many great and deserving players were named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 on Monday by the National Football Foundation. Where to start the singling out?Consider:Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Kirk Gibson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Kirk Gibson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Congratultions to Kirk Gibson for making the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation announced on Monday its Class of 2017. The players and coaches will be recognized at tonight's national championship game matching Alabama and Clemson. They will be...

Six cases for Michigan State Hall of Fame

Six cases for Michigan State Hall of Fame

A key debate point among Pro Football Hall of Fame voters basically applies to any athletics hall. “Can you write the history of pro football without him?” With that frame-of-reference, I bring up Michigan State’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Two-time All-Americans George Webster,...

Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history

Hall of Fame class reflects black quarterback history

The College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 features a historical timeline with two black quarterbacks whose careers demonstrate how far the game and a nation have progressed in race attitudes.Marlin Briscoe and Randall Cunningham were named among the 14 players and two...

Ricky Williams and his path to College Football Hall of Fame

Ricky Williams and his path to College Football Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – Ricky Williams smiled like a kid answering questions throughout the College Football Hall of Fame press conference Tuesday at the Waldorf Astoria. The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas was introspective, too.He was far removed from the aloof image of him as an...

The Drive with Jack radio show

The Drive with Jack radio show

My segment on the show discussing Clinton Jones and more about the College Football Hall of Fame in New York is about two-thirds of the way through the Lansing sports talk radio show.The Drive with Jack