Former Baylor Great Named To College Football Hall Of Fame


NEW YORK (May 7, 2013)—Don Trull, the Baylor quarterback who finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1963, has been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Trull, who was the only Heisman nominee in the history of the Baylor football program until Robert Griffin III, who won the award, is one of 12 players and two coaches whose choice by the National Football Foundation was revealed Tuesday.

Trull quarterbacked the Baylor team from 1961 to 1963, passing for more than 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career.

He was the school’s first National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.

During his senior year he led the nation in both touchdowns and passing yards.

He won the Sammy Baugh Award in 1962 and 1963, became Baylor’s first two-time First-Team Academic All-American honoree in 1962 and 1963.

He led Baylor to the Gotham Bowl in 1961 and the Bluebonnet Bowl in 1963.

After leaving Baylor he played for the Houston Oilers and the Boston Patriots as well as the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

From 1972 to 1974 he was an assistant at Arkansas.

Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, were also selected for induction.

The other players to be inducted in December are Miami Heisman winner Vinny Testaverde, whose selection was announced Monday; Ted Brown of North Carolina State; Tedy Bruschi of Arizona; Jerry Gray of Texas; Steve Meilinger of Kentucky; Orlando Pace of Ohio State; Rod Shoate of Oklahoma; and Percy Snow of Michigan State.

The new Hall of Fame coaches are Wayne Hardin, who led Navy and Temple, and Bill McCartney of Colorado.


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