U's Stephens named finalist for College Football Hall of FameMinnesota Sports
-- Former University of Minnesota great Sandy Stephens has been named one of 75 finalists for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Dallas, TX) -- Former University of Minnesota great Sandy Stephens has been named one of 75 finalists for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Stephens became the nation's first African-American quarterback to receive first-team all-America status, led Minnesota to two Rose Bowls and the 1960 national title. He was the Big Ten MVP in 1961 and finished fourth that year in the Heisman Trophy voting. Former Vikings quarterbacks Tommy Kramer and Randall Cunningham, as well as former Viking running D.J. Dozier are on the ballot for their stellar college careers. Inductees will be notified on December 6th
Football players from the University of Minnesota and other area schools have a chance to perform for professional scouts today. The U of M's Gibson-Nagurski Complex is hosting the annual Pro Day this morning. Around 30 athletes will take part in physical testing that is similar to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.