John Wooten played his last college football game for Colorado 55 years ago, Art Shell his last for Maryland State 46 years ago and Steve Bartkowski his last for California 39 years ago.
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This group of 24 former players and coaches were enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Wednesday night:
Players: Charles Alexander, RB, LSU, 1975-78; Otis Armstrong, RB, Purdue, 1970-72; Steve Bartkowski, QB, California, 1972-74; Hal Bedsole, SE, USC, 1961-63; Dave Casper, TE, Notre Dame, 1971-73; Ty Detmer, QB, BYU, 1988-91; Shelby Jordan, LB, Washington University (St. Louis), 1969-72; Tommy Kramer, QB, Rice, 1973-76; Joe Micchia, QB, Westminster College (Pa.), 1987-89; Art Monk, WR, Syracuse, 1976-79; Greg Myers, DB, Colorado State, 1992-95; Jonathan Ogden, OT, UCLA, 1992-95; Gabe Rivera, DT, Texas Tech, 1979-82; Art Shell, OT, Maryland Eastern Shore, 1964-67; Mark Simoneau, LB, Kansas State, 1996-99; Scott Thomas, DB, Air Force, 1982-85; Jeff Wittman, FB, Ithaca College (N.Y.), 1989-92; and John Wooten, OG, Colorado, 1956-58.
Coaches: Frank Cignetti, Indiana (Pa.), 1986-2005; James “Boots” Donnelly, Austin Peay, 1977-78, Middle Tennessee State, 1979-98; Jess Dow, Southern Connecticut State, 1948-65; Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee, 1992-2008; Jimmy Johnson, Oklahoma State, 1979-83, Miami, 1984-88; and R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M, 1989-2002.