NEW YORK, NY (WSAU-LEARFIELD) Former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne was named today to the College Football Hall-of-Fame. The 1999 Heisman Trophy winner remains a beloved figure in Madison. Dayne was among 12 players and two coaches chosen by the National Football Foundation.The 35-year-old Dayne was a three-time All-American who led the Badgers to a pair of Rose Bowl titles in 1999 and 2000.
Heisman-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel of Florida was among those chosen for induction. Wuerffel played briefly for the Green Bay Packers in 2000, with only two rushing attempts and no passes.
Another Heisman quarterback, Vinny Testaverde from Miami, was announced yesterday. Two-time national champion Tommie Frazier from Nebraska was also chosen along with Tedy Bruschi, Orlando Pace, Percy Snow, Ted Brown, Jerry Gray, Steve Meilinger, Rod Shoate, and Percy Snow.
Colorado coach Bill McCartney was also chosen for the College Hall, along former Navy and Temple coach Wayne Hardin. They’ll all be inducted in December.
Dayne ran for 71-hundred-25 total yards as a Badger, including bowl games. That was a national record at the time. Dayne will be reunited in the Hall with his old coach, Barry Alvarez. The Wisconsin athletic director was inducted in 2010.