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    College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    He was a two-time Heisman finalist, the first D1 player to rush for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, and a two-time All-American. I know it's not but shouldn't he be a shoo-in for the College Football Hall of Fame?
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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    He was a two-time Heisman finalist, the first D1 player to rush for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, and a two-time All-American. I know it's not but shouldn't he be a shoe-in for the College Football Hall of Fame?
    He isn't a shoo-in because the prevailing (and dumb) opinion is that 1,999 of those 2,000+ yards each season were gained in the final 30 seconds of every game, and that ISU was already losing 177-3 at that point.


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    Re:College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    I don't know that he will get in easily, but I think he should get in.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    anyone with half a brain would say yes first ballot end of story. Unfortunately im doubting anyone outside of the big12 remembers who he is.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    If Eric Crouch and Tommie Frazier can't get in then TD is going to have a tough go of it. It doesn't help that he didn't play for great teams.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Unfortunately I think if he would have had a solid NFL career it would have kept his name more around in the media.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    He was a two-time Heisman finalist, the first D1 player to rush for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, and a two-time All-American. I know it's not but shouldn't he be a shoo-in for the College Football Hall of Fame?

    I'm just curious does anybody know what he is up to these days?



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by 19210 View Post
    I'm just curious does anybody know what he is up to these days?
    About 5' 7". Same as before.





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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by 19210 View Post
    I'm just curious does anybody know what he is up to these days?



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    He was a two-time Heisman finalist, the first D1 player to rush for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, and a two-time All-American. I know it's not but shouldn't he be a shoo-in for the College Football Hall of Fame?
    I believe he will ultimately be inducted into the CFB HOF...however, it seems that it takes a while for guys to be inducted for some reason...not sure why that is...maybe the rules.

    At any rate...look at a guy like Marcus Allen...played in the late 70s but did not go in until the 2000s. Jerry Stovall from LSU was a runner-up for the Heisman in the 60s and he just went in within the past few years.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    I golfed several years ago with an assistant coach for ISU (Danny Mac days). Can't remember his name, but he played defensive back for Mizzou. He said you couldn't tackle TD head-on. He was like a fireplug. They'd let him go by and get him from behind.


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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Man, he was screwed out of the Heisman. Could have (or should have) won it either year. I think he had a better season the second year (when he lost it to Wuerffel) but Wuerffel stats were also unreal.

    His sophomore year, you could make the case for him over Eddie George. Played same position and had very similar numbers. Plus George played with several NFL players on that offense. I think Terry Glenn, Ricky Dudley, Orlando Pace were on that offense. Plus I think they had Mike Vrabel, Antoine Winfield and Shawn Springs on D, getting stops and the ball back for George. Who couldn't run for a ton of yards with that team?

    Poor Troy had the entire D focused on him because they knew we had no other options. As much as I like Mark Konopka and Doug Easley, they weren't exactly Orlando Pace. And Easy Ed Williams was no Terry Glenn threat on the outside.



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    I golfed several years ago with an assistant coach for ISU (Danny Mac days). Can't remember his name, but he played defensive back for Mizzou. He said you couldn't tackle TD head-on. He was like a fireplug. They'd let him go by and get him from behind.
    Whats that guys name? I know who ure talking about but cant think of it. He was a badass and played against us that game where td went off for like 298 yrds was my first game. I got a bunch of pics of him cause we were behind the mizzou bench



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    Re: College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    He isn't a shoo-in because the prevailing (and dumb) opinion is that 1,999 of those 2,000+ yards each season were gained in the final 30 seconds of every game, and that ISU was already losing 177-3 at that point.
    We usually were.



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    Re:College Football HOF...Troy Davis?

    You talking about DeMontie Cross?



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