Friday, July 24, 2009


The newest class of the College Football Hall of Famers spent an event-packed weekend celebrating with the South Bend community as the highest honor in college football was bestowed upon them.

Two ACC players from current ACC schools were in the class of 2009 which included Troy Aikman, John Cooper and Lou Holtz.

Here Ron Simmons, Florida State nose guard 1977-1980, laughs as he is introduced during the Hall of Famer Pep Rally Saturday July 18, 2009 in South Bend, Ind. Coaches and players were introduced and presented with their official Hall of Fame blazers.

Below, Virginia offensive tackle Jim Dombrowski, 1982-1985, reacts during the Enshrinement Parade.

2009 Enshrinees

Troy Aikman, UCLA
Roger Brown, Maryland-Eastern Shore
Billy Cannon, Louisiana State
Fred Dean, Louisiana Tech
Jim Dombrowski, Virginia
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Wilber Marshall, Florida
Rueben Mayes, Washington State
Randall McDaniel, Arizona State
Don McPherson, Syracuse
Sam Mills*, Montclair State
Jay Novacek, Wyoming
Dave Parks, Texas Tech
Ron Simmons, Florida State
Rod Smith, Missouri Southern State
Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State
Arnold Tucker, Army

Volney Ashford*, Missouri Valley
John Cooper, Tulsa, Arizona State, Ohio State
Jim Donnan, Marshall, Georgia
Lou Holtz, William & Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame, South Carolina

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