Published: Thu, January 14, 2021
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Darren Sproles selected to the College Football Hall of Fame

Darren Sproles selected to the College Football Hall of Fame

As a professional, Tippett was a five-time Pro Bowler, a two-time first-team All-Pro, and the 1985 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Sproles finished his college career with 4,979 rushing yards, third most in Big 12 history, 6,812 all-purpose yards - the most in school history - earned All-American honors three times and helped Kansas State win its first-ever Big 12 Championship in 2003.

Sproles is among 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class, the National Football Foundation announced Monday.

Former Patriots Andre Tippett and Kenneth Sims were announced as 2021 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame, two long-deserving players who will join a class that includes Tony Romo, Carson Palmer and C.J. Spiller. Hubbard played running back at Ohio State and was the first African American assistant coach in Buckeyes history under Woody Hayes before taking over as head coach at Florida A&M, where he became the only HBCU coach to win a I-AA (now FCS) title in 1978. He also won two Black college football national championships. He would go on to have a 15-year National Football League career, which included six seasons with the Eagles.

Tippett holds the Iowa record for tackles for lost yardage in a season (20 tackles for 153 yards in 1980).


Stoops was part of Fry's coaching staff that included the likes of current Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz, former Kansas State football head coach Bill Snyder, and former Wisconsin football head coach Barry Alvarez.

Stoops was a four-year starter at defensive back at Iowa from 1979 to 1982. He still holds the franchise record for sacks with 100.

Stoops, who led Oklahoma to 10 Big 12 championships and one national championship during his time with the Sooners, also has K-State ties.

The 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 7, alongside the 2020 Hall of Fame Class as this season's event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He still ranks second at USC and sixth in conference history.

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