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| October 6, 2012 - Tonight Greg Myers was honored at halftime of the CSU football
game against Fresno State for an on-campus salute to the 2012 College Football
Hall of Fame inductee. Myers becomes only the second CSU football player in
school history to be inducted to College Football's highest honor and the first since
Fum McGraw was honored in 1981.
Myers' credentials for the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of
Fame are rather impressive:
- 1995 Jim Thorpe Award Winner for best defensive back in the NCAA
- 1995 AP, UPI, Walter Camp, Sporting News First-Team All-American
- 1994 Football Writers, Sporting News, Scripps-Howard First-Team All-
- 1994 AP second-team All-American
- First player in WAC history to be named first-team All-WAC all four years
- First-team All-WAC defensive back 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
- First-team All-WAC Return Specialist 1993
- Set WAC Record for most punt return yards in 1995
- 295 tackles, 15 interceptions in four-year career
- 1995 led the nation in punt return yards (555)
- 1995 led the nation in punt returns for touchdowns (3)
- 1995 Honda Scholar Athlete of the Year
- 1995 NCAA Post-graduate scholarship
- 1995 National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete
- 1995 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American
- 1994 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All American
- Member of the 1994 and 1995 WAC Championship Rams team
|Greg Myers Joins Fum McGraw as second CSU
Player Inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame
With his former coach, Sonny Lubick, by his side Greg
Myers is presented with his National Football
Foundation Hall of Fame Plaque that will hang at the
Mc Graw Center.
Myers was without a doubt one of the hardest working football players in
CSU history and his work showed on the field. He could run straight up the
field on punt returns and played havoc on opposing teams in the defensive
backfield all day.
Greg Myers could easily be the finest football player in modern CSU football
history and it was his 1995 Jim Thorpe Award that makes him the first and
only CSU player to be recognized with a national award as big as the
However, what made Greg Myers such a great player was not just his
amazing athletic talents on the field, but it was also his incredible academic
achievements in the classroom. Not only did Myers receive excellent
grades, he did it as a pre-med/Biological Sciences major. There were no
cake-walk classes for Myers, he wanted to go into medicine after college
and had a 3.7 grade point average while winning championships and
After college, Myers played five seasons in the NFL, mostly with Cincinnati
and one brief stint with Dallas. But he did not waiver from his medical
ambitions and returned to medical school after his NFL career. He now
works as an anesthesiologist in Denver.
Fans will long remember how they enjoyed watching Greg Myers on the
field at Hughes Stadium and Ram Pride will flow when Dr. Greg Myers is
officially inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football
Hall of Fame on December 4, 2012 in New York City.
Top: Dr. Greg Myers is congratulated by CSU Athletic Director
Jack Graham as Myers receives his plaque during the October 6,
2012 on-campus salute to him. Above: Two photos of Greg
Myers as a Rams athlete in the mid-1990s.
|Fum McGraw's 1981 NFF College Football Hall of Fame Induction was First, but
Harry Hughes' 1952 Helms Hall of Fame Induction was Something to be Recognized
During a dismal football season in 1981, Rams fans enjoyed watching the
first CSU football player in school history to be inducted to the National
Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. The legendary Fum
McGraw, who played for the Colorado A&M Aggies (or Aggie-Rams) from
1946 to 1949 was honored at halftime of a 1981 game similar to the honor
given to Greg Myers in 2012.
McGraw, a 1949 consensus All-American - the first in CSU history- was the
school's athletic director at the time and literally a living legend at CSU
acting as a coach, assistant athletic director and athletic director after his
But many fans do not realize that although Fum's induction in 1981 was the
first to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame,
Harry Hughes was the first person from CSU to be inducted to any national
hall of fame.
In 1952, just prior to his retirement after 42 years at Colorado A&M, Hughes
was honored with the Helms Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame. The photo, seen
in the Hughes Room for many years, shows Hughes holding his plaque.
Later, CSU coach Bob Davis was inducted into this hall of fame and
wrestling coach Hans Wagner was inducted for his efforts as a wrestling
coach. But the Helms Hall of Fame folded and is no longer recognized by
any organizations nationally. All that remains are their plaques, still in the
CSU athletic archives and the memory that all three coaches were
considered hall of famers in their day.
Top: Fum McGraw in 1981 receives his National Football
Foundation College Football Hall of Fame plaque which can still
be seen in the McGraw Center when you first enter the building.
Left: Harry Hughes receives his Helms Hall of Fame Award on
November 8, 1952 during halftime of the Rams' game with Utah.
Hughes' plaque remains in the CSU Athletic Archives, but the
Helms Hall of Fame no longer exists and Hughes, along with
Bob Davis, are not recognized for their achievements by any
other collegiate halls of fame.
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