Hal Bedsole named to College Football Hall of Fame
The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday, and among the honorees is former Trojan Hal Bedsole. The Southern California split end is one of fourteen players that will officially become members in a December ceremony. The Hall will also honor three coaches, with one being R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M, who also held the role of USC defensive coordinator in 1981.
Bedsole starred for Reseda High School in the San Fernando Valley, where he also played baseball and ran track. He was named High School football player of the year in 1959, but academics would delay his entry into USC. Instead, he enrolled at Pierce College, where he was a Junior College All-American quarterback. He would later be converted to split end by Coach John McKay.
Career Totals: 82 receptions, 1,717 yards, 20 TDs, 20.94 YPC*
Bedsole received All-American honors in 1962, as a member of the Southern California National Championship team. He was selected in the second-round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for three seasons.
With the addition of Bedsole, 29 former players representing the University of Southern California appear in the College Football Hall, which trails only Michigan (30) and Notre Dame (44). 10 coaches with USC ties have also been enshrined.
- Hal Bedsole, USC, SE, (1961-1963)
- Charles Alexander, LSU, RB, (1975-1978)
- Otis Armstrong, Purdue, HB, (1970-1972)
- Steve Bartkowski, Cal, QB, (1972-1974)
- Dave Casper, Notre Dame, TE, (1971-1973)
- Ty Detmer, BYU, QB, (1988-1991)
- Tommy Kramer, Rice, QB, (1973-1976)
- Art Monk, Syracuse, WR, (1976-1979)
- Greg Myers, Colorado State, DB, (1992-1995)
- Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, OT, (1992-1995)
- Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech, DT, (1979-1982)
- Mark Simoneau, Kansas State, LB, (1996-1999)
- Scott Thomas, Air Force, S, (1982-1985)
- John Wooten, Colorado, OL (1956-1958)
- R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M, Coach
- Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee, Coach
- Jimmy Johnson, Miami, Coach