2016 National Football Foundation In Memoriam

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, December 31st, 2016

NFF
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame
remembered today those who passed away in 2016 and played a role in
improving the game of college football for future generations.
“It is always important at this time of year to reflect on those
who have left us,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Part of
the mission of the National Football Foundation is to shine a light on
the good in the game and to preserve its history. We lost some great
ones in 2016, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families,
friends and universities. We will work hard to ensure that their
contributions are not forgotten.”
* John Adams
1993 NFF Outstanding Football Official
WAC Supervisor of Football Officials
University of Denver
Oct. 29, 1923 – June 21, 2016
Sark Arslanian
Head Football Coach
Dixie State (Utah), Weber State, Col.State
Feb. 4, 1924 – Dec. 11, 2016
* Doug Atkins
1985 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Tennessee
May 8, 1930 – Dec. 30, 2015
Gil Bartosh
Head Football Coach
University of Texas at El Paso
May 21, 1930 – June 4, 2016
George Briggs
Athletics Director
University of Washington
June 2, 1925 – July 16, 2016
* Bob Brooks
2002 NFF Chris Schenkel Award
Voice of the Hawkeyes
University of Iowa
Dec. 12, 1926 – June 25, 2016
* Roscoe Brown
2012 NFF Gold Medal
Famed Tuskegee Airman
Former Springfield College (Mass.) Football Player
March 9, 1922 – July 2, 2016
Tom Butters
Athletics Director
Duke University
April 8, 1938 – March 31, 2016
* Bill Campbell
2004 NFF Gold Medal
NFF Board Member
William V. Campbell Trophy Namesake
Head Football Coach
Columbia University
Aug. 31, 1940 – April 18, 2016
* Mike Cleary
1994 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award
NFF Board Member, NACDA Ex. Director
John Carroll University (Ohio)
Nov. 12, 1934 – Dec. 31, 2015
Al Conover
Head Football Coach
Rice University
Oct. 18, 1938 – June 7, 2016
Chuck Curtis
Head Football Coach
University of Texas at Arlington
July 15, 1935 – May 9, 2016
* Art Demmas
2008 NFF Chapter Leadership Award
NFF South Region Coordinator
NFF Middle Tennessee Chapter Founder
Vanderbilt University
July 7, 1934 – Aug. 6, 2016
* Bill Dooley
2001 NFF Chapter Leadership Award
NFF Bill Dooley Chapter Founder
Head Football Coach, Athletics Director
North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
May 19, 1934 – Aug. 9, 2016
Lynne Draper
Jim Thorpe Award Founder
National College Football Awards Association Founder
Jan. 26, 1937 – Oct. 27, 2016
* Donnie Duncan
2015 NFF Legacy Award
Athletics Director, Head Football Coach
Oklahoma, Iowa State
Executive Director
Sun Bowl, Gator Bowl
Aug. 28, 1940 – March 12, 2016
* Randy Duncan
1997 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Iowa
March 15, 1937 – Sept. 27, 2016
* Steve Eisenhauer
1994 College Football HoF Inductee
U.S. Naval Academy
Dec. 1, 1931 – May 1, 2016
Don Floyd
Athletics Director
Arkansas State University
May 27, 1929 – Sept. 26, 2016
* Bob Gain
1980 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Kentucky
June 21, 1929 – Nov. 14, 2016
* Harry Gilmer
1993 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Alabama
April 14, 1926 – Aug. 20, 2016
Bill Glassford
Head Football Coach
New Hampshire, Nebraska
March 8, 1914 – Sept. 19, 2016
* John Glenn
2008 NFF Gold Medal
Famed Astronaut and U.S. Senator
Former Muskingum College (Ohio) Football Player
July 18, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2016
Dennis Green
Head Football Coach
Northwestern, Stanford
Feb. 17, 1949 – July 21, 2016
* John Hicks
2001 College Football HoF Inductee
Ohio State University
March 21, 1951 – Oct. 29, 2016
Don Horn Sr.
Co-Founder of NFF Essex County (N.J.) Chapter
Seton Hall University
Aug. 29, 1928 – Feb. 25, 2016
* Joe Jamail
2015 NFF Leadership HoF Inductee
Famed Trial Lawyer and Philanthropist
University of Texas
Oct. 19, 1925 – Dec. 23, 2015
Gil Krueger
Head Football Coach
Macalester (Minn.), Wisconsin-Platteville, Northern Michigan,
New Mexico State, Wisconsin-Superior
May 28, 1929 – Oct. 30, 2016
* Johnny Lattner
1979 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Notre Dame
Oct. 24, 1932 – Feb. 12, 2016
George MacIntyre
Head Football Coach
Tennessee-Martin, Vanderbilt
April 30, 1939 – Jan. 5, 2016
Ron Mason
Michigan State University
Athletics Director
Jan. 14, 1940 – June 13, 2016
Bill Menefee
Athletics Director
Baylor University
July 8, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2016
* Lou Michaels
1992 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Kentucky
Sept. 28, 1935 – Jan. 19, 2016
Jimmy “Red” Parker
Head Football Coach
Arkansas-Monticello, Citadel, Clemson, Southern Arkansas,
Delta State (Miss.), Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
Oct. 26, 1931 – Jan. 4, 2016
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Edmund Rafalko
Athletics Director
United States Air Force Academy
Aug. 6, 1924 – Feb. 7, 2016
* Rodney Rhoads
2002 NFF Chapter Leadership Award
Founding President of NFF Iowa Chapter
Drake University
Aug. 22, 1934 – Sept. 12, 2016
* Willie Richardson
2003 College Football HoF Inductee
Jackson State University
Nov. 17, 1939 – Feb. 8, 2016
* Mike Sadler
2014 NFF National Scholar-Athlete
Michigan State University
Nov. 19, 1991 – July 23, 2016
John Saunders
Sports Broadcaster
Western Michigan, Ryerson (Canada)
Feb. 2, 1955 – Aug. 10, 2016
* Blackie Sherrod
1985 FWAA Bert McGrane Award
Sports Writer
Howard Payne University (Texas)
Nov. 9, 1919 – April 28, 2016
Jim Simpson
Sports Broadcaster
George Washington University
Dec. 20, 1927 – Jan. 13, 2016
* Bill Stanfill
1998 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Georgia
Jan. 13, 1947 – Nov. 10, 2016
Roger Theder
Head Football Coach
University of California
Sept. 22, 1939 – Oct. 1, 2016
Bob Vanatta
Commissioner
Ohio Valley Conference
Athletics Director
Louisiana Tech
Executive Director
Independence Bowl
July 7, 1918 – Oct. 22, 2016
* Robert “Scotty” Whitelaw
1996 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award
NFF Board Member, ECAC Commissioner
Springfield College (Mass.)
April 9, 1927 – April 2, 2016
* Bobby Williams
1988 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Notre Dame
Jan. 2, 1930 – May 26, 2016
Tom Wilson
Head Football Coach
Texas A&M University
Feb. 24, 1944 – Aug. 10, 2016
* Albert Wistert
1968 College Football HoF Inductee
University of Michigan
Dec. 28, 1920 – March 5, 2016
“Asterisk denotes a College Football Hall of Fame inductee or NFF
Major Award Honoree”

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