Navy gets another Hall of Famer

Wayne Hardin and Roger Staubach (USNA)

The storied Navy football program earned yet another honor on Tuesday when former head coach Wayne Hardin was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Hardin joins a list of 24 former Midshipmen players and coaches to named to that prestigious group.

Wayne Hardin coached at Navy from 1959-64 and compiled a record of 38-22-2 while in Annapolis. His 1960 Navy team finished 9-2 and played in the Orange Bowl. Hardin's 1963 team also finished the regular season 9-2 before losing to Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

Hardin later coached at Temple from 1970-82 and led the Owls to a 10 win season in 1979. That year the Owls upset California in the Garden State Bowl.

Hardin was gracious after being inducted and credited his players for his honor.

"It's a wonderful feeling to join such great men that are already in the Hall of Fame," said Hardin. "I had the opportunity to play for one of the all-time great coaches in Alonzo Stagg and being in the same company as him is a great thrill. Being inducted in the Hall of Fame isn't about me. It's about all the players, assistant coaches, support staff and fans at Navy and Temple that contributed to our success. It is a great honor to be selected."

Hardin will officially be inducted at the 56th National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner on December 10th, 2013, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City and officially enshrined in the summer of 2014 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.

NAVY IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

NAME
POSITION
YEARS
YEAR INDUCTED
Ron Beagle
End
1953-1955
1986
Joe Bellino
Halfback
1958-1960
1977
Buzz Borries
Halfback
1932-1934
1960
George Brown
Guard
1942-1943, 1947
1985
John "Babe" Brown
Guard/Tackle
1910-1913
1951
Slade Cutter
Tackle
1932-1934
1967
John "Jack" Dalton
Halfback
1908-1911
1970
Gil "Gloomy Gil" Dobie
Coach
1906-1938
1951
Dick Duden
End
1943-1945
2001
Steve "Ike" Eisenhauer
Tackle/Guard
1951-1953
1994
Tom Hamilton
Halfback
1924-1926
1965
Wayne Hardin
Coach
1959-1982
2013
Bill Ingram
Coach
1922-1934
1973
Jonas "One Armed Admiral" Ingram
Fullback
1904, 1906
1968
Napoleon McCallum
Running Back
1981-1985
2002
Skip "Skip" Minisi
Halfback
1944-1947
1985
Chet Moeller
Safety
1973-1975
2010
Bob "Reef" Reifsnyder
Tackle
1956-1958
1997
Clyde "Smackover" Scott
Halfback
1944-1948
1971
Dick "Richie" Scott
Center
1945-1947
1987
Roger "Roger the Dodger" Staubach
Quarterback
1962-1964
1981
George Welsh
Coach
1973-2000
2004
Don Whitmire
Tackle
1941-1944
1956
Frank "Wick" Wickhorsty
Tackle
1924-1926
1970

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