Former UMaine linebacker John Huard has been elected to the National College Football Hall of Fame. He becomes the first Maine player to be selected and will be inducted in December along with 13 other players.

Huard(Waterville) was an All Yankee Conference linebacker for the Black Bears and was part of the 1965 Tangerine Bowl team.

He was a 5th round draft pick of the Denver Broncos and played 4 years in the NFL.

Huard went on to coach the CFL Toronto Argonauts and in coached college football at Acadia U and Maine Maritime Academy.

Other former college greats to be inducted with Huard...LaDanian Tomlinson, Willie Roaf, Tony Boselli and Sterling Sharpe.

2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

                                                Players:

·       DRE BLY – DB, North Carolina (1996-98)

·       TONY BOSELLI – OT, Southern California (1991-94)

·       DAVE BUTZ – DT, Purdue (1970-72)

·       SHANE CONLAN – LB, Penn State (1983-86)

·       JOE HAMILTON – QB, Georgia Tech (1996-99)

·       JOHN HUARD – LB, Maine (1964-66)

·       DARRIN NELSON – HB, Stanford (1977-78, 1980-81)

·       WILLIE ROAF – OL, Louisiana Tech (1990-92)

·       JOHN SCIARRA – QB, UCLA (1972-75)

·       STERLING SHARPE – WR, South Carolina (1983, 1985-87)

·       LEONARD SMITH – CB, McNeese State (1979-82)

·       DERRICK THOMAS (deceased) LB, Alabama (1985-88)

·       LaDAINIAN TOMLINSON – TB, Texas Christian (1997-00)

·       WESLEY WALLS – TE, Mississippi (1985-88)

                                                Coaches:

·       MIKE BELLOTTI – 137-80-2 (63%); Chico State (Calif.) (1984-88) and Oregon (1995-08)

·       JERRY MOORE – 242-135-2 (64.1%); North Texas (1979-80), Texas Tech (1981-85) and Appalachian  State (1989-12)