Collins, Hardin on ballot for College Football Hall of Fame

March 10, 2011|By Sports Digest

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Collins, Hardin on ballot for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Maryland wide receiver Gary Collins is among 78 players and ex-Navy coach Wayne Hardin is among nine coaches on the 2011 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Collins was a 1961 consensus first-team All-America selection and was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick, recording 74 receptions for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns in three years. He punted 113 times for 4,205 yards. Hardin, who coached the Midshipmen from 1959 to 1964 and Temple from 1970 to 1982, led Navy to a No. 2 ranking in 1963 and the Owls to a No. 17 ranking in 1979 He ranks third in wins (38) at Navy and beat Army in five of six seasons. He's Temple's leader in wins (80) and led the Owls to their only 10-win season and the Garden State Bowl in 1979. Others on the ballot include former Ravens Randall Cunningham, a Nevada-Las Vegas quarterback-punter from 1982-1984; Jonathan Ogden, a UCLA tackle from 1992 to 1995; Anthony Poindexter, a Virginia defensive back from 1995 to 1998; and Deion Sanders, a Florida State defensive back from 1985 to 1988. This is Poindexter's first year on the ballot.

More college football: Shepherd announced that 12 more students have signed letters-of-intent, including Jared Lamb, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound South River offensive lineman.

College wrestling: Six Maryland Terrapins are headed to Philadelphia next week for the NCAA Division I championships: No. 14 Jon Kohler (141 pounds), No.15 Kyle John (157), No.4 Josh Asper (165), No. 10 Mike Letts (174), Corey Peltier (184) and Spencer Myers (heavyweight). Asper attended Hereford.

Women's college lacrosse: Loyola junior goalkeeper Kerry Stoothoff was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week.

NBA: Wizards starting power forward Andray Blatche has a strained right shoulder, and the status of Washington's second-leading scorer is day-to-day, team officials told The Washington Post. An MRI on Wednesday morning revealed no structural damage.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed assistant coach Pat Onstad to a short-term playing contract because of an injury to goalkeeper Steve Cronin.

—From Sun staff and news services

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