Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/12/14
MINNEAPOLIS Sandy Stephens led the Minnesota football team to a national championship in 1960 and was the first African-American quarterback named to an All-American team. And, on Tuesday, 11 years after his death, Stephens will become the 19th Gophers player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the first since Carl Eller was inducted in 2006. "I think it took a long time coming, but it did get here," said former Gophers fullback Judge Dickson, a teammate of Stephens'. "He well deserves it."Three Gophers coaches Henry Williams, Fritz Crisler and Bernie Bierman have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Stephens, who played for the Gophers from 1959-61, is just the second Minnesota quarterback to be enshrined, joining John McGovern.Dickson and Stephens grew up 30 miles apart in Pennsylvania and faced each other in high school. They would eventually both enroll at the University of Minnesota in 1959. They were also roommates in college and quickl...
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