Former University of Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne added another honor to his illustrious career on Tuesday morning when he was elected as a member of the National Football Foundations 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class.
During his Wisconsin career, Dayne carried the ball 1,220 times for 7,125 yards and 71 touchdowns. He became the only player in college football history to rush for more than 7,000 yards, including bowl games. And he remains college footballs all-time career rushing leader with 6,397 yards, which excludes bowl games. The mark bettered the previous record of 6,279 yards set by Texas Ricky Williams one year earlier.
Dayne left Wisconsin as a three-time All-American and put together an especially noteworthy senior year in 1999. That year, he rushed for 2,034 yards and won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, the Doak Walker Award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football and was a unanimous, consensus first-team All-American.
For an idea as to how dominant Dayne ...