2012 NFF In Memoriam

NFF_New_LogoRemembering those who paved the way in college football.

DALLAS, Dec. 28, 2012 – The National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame remembered today those who passed away in 2012 and played a role in improving the game of college football for future generations.

“It is always important at this time of year to reflect on those who have left us,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “Part of the mission of the National Football Foundation is to shine a light on the good in the game and to preserve its history. We lost some great ones in 2012, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and universities. We will work hard to ensure that their contributions are not forgotten.”

JOE AVEZZANO
Head Football Coach
Oregon State
1943 – 2012

EDGAR BARRETT
Athletics Director
Marshall University
1931 – 2012

GENE BARTOW
Athletics Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1930 – 2012

FURMAN BISHER
1982 FWAA Bert McGrane Award
FWAA Past President
University of North Carolina
1918 – 2012

J.R. BOONE
Head Football Coach
Fresno State
1925 – 2012

ARNOLD “ARNIE” BURDICK
FWAA President
Syracuse University
1919 – 2012

FRANK BURNS
Head Football Coach
Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University
1928 – 2012

JAMES CARLEN III
Head Football Coach
South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
1933 – 2012

*BOB CHAPPUIS
1988 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Michigan
1923 – 2012

BEANO COOK
2011 FWAA Bert McGrane Award
University of Pittsburgh
1931 – 2012

*BOB CURTIS
2008 NFF Chris Schenkel Award
Voice of University of Idaho Football
1924 – 2012

ROLAND DALE
Athletics Director
University of Southern Mississippi
1927 – 2012

PAUL DEE
Athletics Director
University of Miami
1947 – 2012

BENNIE ELLENDER
Head Football Coach
Arkansas State University & Tulane University
1925 – 2011

BRADLEY FAIRCLOTH
1998 NFF Outstanding Official Award
Duke University
1929 – 2012

VINCE GIBSON
Head Football Coach
Kansas State, Louisville & Tulane
1933 – 2012

*ALEX KARRAS
1991 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Iowa
1935 – 2012

JOE KRIVAK
Head Football Coach
University of Maryland
1935-2012

WILLIAM F. McELROY III
NFF Memphis (TN) Chapter President
University of Mississippi
1956 – 2012

ROBERT DALE MORGAN
Chick-fil-A Bowl Executive Director
Pennsylvania State University
1961 – 2012

*LARRY MORRIS
1992 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Georgia Tech
1933-2012

*MERV PREGULMAN
1982 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Michigan
1922-2012

*BILLY NEIGHBORS
2003 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Alabama
1940 – 2012

* BOB ODELL
1992 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Pennsylvania
1922-2012

*JOE PATERNO
Head Football Coach
Pennsylvania State University
2007 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
1926 – 2012

JOE RESTIC
Head Football Coach
Harvard University
1926 – 2011

MYRON RODERICK
Athletics Director
Oklahoma State University
1934 – 2011

* DARRELL K. ROYAL
Head Football Coach
Mississippi State, Washington, Texas
1983 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
1924-2012

*GEORGE SAVITSKY
1991 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Pennsylvania
1924 – 2012

*HARLEY SEWELL
2000 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Texas
1931 – 2011

JIM STANLEY
Head Football Coach
Oklahoma State University
1935 – 2012

BILL STEWART
Head Football Coach
Virginia Military Institute, West Virginia University
1952 – 2012

LARRY STRIPLIN, JR.
NFF Board Member
Birmingham-Southern College (AL)
1929-2012

*JERRY TUBBS
1996 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Oklahoma
1935 – 2012

HAROLD WESTERMAN
Head Football Coach
University of Maine
1917 – 2011

*WALTER J. ZABLE
1980 NFF Gold Medal
NFF Board Member
College of William and Marry
1915-2012

“Asterisk denotes a College Football Hall of Fame inductee or NFF Major Award Honoree”

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