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Eric Allen
Football /1983-1987
/ Inducted 2008
Allen was a part of three bowl teams while at ASU, including the 1986 team that defeated Michigan 22-15 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1987. Allen finished his career with 15 interceptions, including eight as a senior in 1987. He was an All-Pac-10 selection and received honorable mention AP All-America honors for his senior season, and he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection during a 14-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.

Adam Archuleta
Football/1997-2000
/ Inducted 2011
Archuleta ranks fourth in school history with 54 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He recorded 330 tackles (202 solos) with 14 quarterback sacks, six fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles during his four year career. As a senior, Archuleta was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was a First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a linebacker. He was also one of three finalists for the Dick Butkus award, which is given to the top linebacker in college football. As a senior, Archuleta started at outside linebacker and led the team with a career-high 127 tackles (93 solos), had four sacks and 15 stops for losses. He was a First-team All-America selection by The Sports Xchange and earned Second-team All-America from the Walter Camp Foundation. As a junior, he was named to First-team All-Pac-10 Conference and named team most valuable player. Archuleta started the final eleven games at outside linebacker and led the team with 111 tackles (59 solos) had five sacks and 21 stops for losses. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore at linebacker, playing in every game and finished with 75 tackles (39 solos), five sacks and 18 stops for losses. Archuleta played in every game during his freshman season as a reserve inside linebacker, recording 17 tackles (11 solos) while appearing mostly on special teams. He redshirted as a true freshman after making the team as a walk-on.

Junior Ah You
Football /1970-1971
/ Inducted 1984
Ah You was named co-outstanding player in the Sun Devils' 1970 Peach Bowl victory over North Carolina and outstanding defensive player in the 1971 victory over Florida State in the Inaugural Fiesta Bowl. Ah You was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection at defensive end. In 1971, he was selected to United Press International's second-team All-American. Following his Sun Devil playing days, he went on to a distinguished Canadian Football League career.

Ron Brown
Football, Track & Field /1979-1982
/ Inducted 1996
As a two-sport letterman, Brown was a member of the United States 4x100 meter relay squad that won gold in the 1984 Olympic Games, and also took fourth individually in the 100 meters. He was a three-time-All-America and two-time-Pac-10 champion in track, and was a member of the 1980 and 1981 Pac-10 Conference 4x100 meter relay championship teams. On the gridiron, Brown grabbed 7 interceptions in 1980. In 1982, he caught 19 passes for 395 yards and scored 5 touchdowns, leading the Sun Devils to a 10-2 mark and a Fiesta Bowl victory. Brown was a second-round departure to the Cleveland Browns and later played for the Rams and the Raiders.

Bob Breunig
Football /1971-1975
/ Inducted 1977
Picked as first-string All-America linebacker by Football Coaches, Sporting News, and Time in 1974, Breunig was also the second team All-America selection of AP and UPI that same year. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. He teamed with Larry Gordon (1974) to form the best line-backing corps in ASU history.

Leon Burton
Football /1955-1958
/ Inducted 1978
Burton established an NCAA record for yards gained per carry with 9.62 as halfback for the 1957 unbeaten ASU team. He also led the nation in rushing and scoring that same season. He established a freshman and school record for rushing in one game in 1955. He was an All-Border conference selection in both 1957-1958. He had five runs of 75 or more yards for touchdowns. He was drafted and played with the New York Titans of the American Football League.

Shante Carver
Football / 1990-93 / Inducted 2012

Carver was a four-year starter for the Sun Devils at defensive end and a two-time All-American honoree, as well as a team captain in 1993. He was the team leader in sacks in all four seasons as he recorded at least 10 every year. Carver recorded 41 sacks at ASU and was the Sun Devils' career sacks leader when he left school. His 248 yards lost on sacks was also tops in school history (prior to 2002). He finished his Sun Devil career fourth on the school's single-season sacks list with 11 and second in career tackles for loss with 57. He led the team in sacks and tackles for loss as a freshman in 1990, as well as a sophomore in 1991. He completed the rare defensive Triple Crown as a senior in 1993, pacing the team in tackles, sacks and tackles for loss, en route to collecting First Team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, as well as second team recognition for NEA and third team status from Football News. He was also a1993 Playboy Magazine All-American and appeared in the East-West Shrine Game following the season. Carver took home First-Team NEA All-America honors and was a third-team selection by the Associated Press in 1992. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him with the 23rd overall pick in the 1994 National Football LeagueDraft.

Shane Collins
Football, Track /1988-91
Inducted 2003
An All-Pac-10 selection in 1988-89 and 1991 and four-time letterman in football. Honorable mention 1988 Pac-10 All-Academic team. The 1988 ASU Freshman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the year. Played in the East-West Shrine game in 1991 and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1992 draft. Currently second place on ASU career shot put list (20.20/66-3.25). A 1990 national champion, Pac-10 champion and indoor and outdoor All-American in shot put. Awarded the high school track athlete of the year award his senior year at Bozeman High School. Graduated with a B.S. in marketing in December of 1991.

Aaron Cox
Football /1984-1987/ Inducted 2010

Cox was a part of three bowl teams while at ASU, including the 1986 team that defeated Michigan 22-15 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1987, a game that saw him catch six passes (all for first downs) for 104 yards. He was a two-time AP Honorable Mention All American during his time at ASU, and still holds the record for longest completed pass from scrimmage (95 yards), and receiving yards by a freshman (159 vs. Florida State) and ranks fourth on the career all time receiving list with 2,692 yards. Cox was the 20th overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft by his hometown Los Angeles Rams and played with them from 1988-1992. He finished his career as a Indianapolis Colt in 1993.

Curley Culp
Football, Wrestling /1964-1968
/ Charter Inductee 1975
First-team football All-America by Time Magazine and Sporting News, Culp was also the NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion in 1967. He also played professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Oilers as an all-pro defensive tackle.

David Fulcher
Football /1983-85
/ Inducted 1996
Fulcher was a two-time consensus All-American and three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection at safety. He compiled 14 career interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in 1985 against Utah State. He ended with 286 career tackles in three seasons, 110 of which were in 1983. Fulcher picked off six passes in 1985, leading the Sun Devils to the Holiday Bowl. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted him in the third-round in 1986. Fulcher sparked the NFL by appearing as an All-Pro selection in 1989, '90 and '91, and playing in the Super Bowl XXIII.

Tom Futch
Football, Basketball, and Baseball / 1953-1956
/ Inducted 1992
A three-sport star at ASU, Futch was a three-year starter in basketball who earned second-team All-Border Conference accolades in 1956. He was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 1992.

Larry Gordon
Football /1973-1975
/ Inducted 1979
Gordon was an outstanding linebacker on the 1975 football team which finished 12-0 and was ranked second nationally. He was also a Time Magazine All-America first team in 1975, as well as on the All-Western Athletic Conference first team, 1975. He was a first round draft choice and rookie starter for the Miami Dolphins in 1976. Gordon teamed with Hall of Fame Member Bob Breunig in 1974 to give ASU its best linebacker crew ever.

Dave Graybill
Football, Basketball, Baseball /1953-1957
/ Inducted 1977
Emphasizing his versatility , he was a starter and a winner in three major sports - football, basketball, and baseball - during his four-year stay. He led ASU in passing (1955-1956) and was the Border Conference's Most Valuable Player in 1955 in football. He set an ASU single game scoring record in basketball and won the national singles handball title.

Woody Green
Football /1971-1973
/ Charter Inductee 1975
He was the first consensus All-America in ASU history in both 1972 and 1973. He was named to the AP, UPI, NEA, and Gridiron in 1972, and to the Football Coaches, Sporting News, Time, and Walter Camp first teams, as well as the AP and UPI second teams in 1973. He was the first player in ASU history to rush for over 1,000 yards in three straight years, 1971-1973.

Charles Haigler
Football /1898-1902
/ Inducted 1978
Haigler was the first Arizona State Football great. He reported for the school's first team in 1896 and was starting fullback in the first games played. He starred as ASU beat the University of Arizona, 11-2, in the first game between these rivals in 1899. After playing for seven years at ASU, he played for four more years at Southern California. He became the first ASU athlete to receive a lifetime pass after receiving one earlier from USC.

Windian Hall
Football /1969-1971
/ Inducted 1992
Inducted in 1992.

Bruce Hardy
Football /1974-1977
/ Inducted 2007
Hardy was an influential tight end on two Fiesta Bowl teams (1975, 1977). He had 47 career receptions as a tight end and rushed for 112 yards. Hardy was a 9th round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1978, where he played for 12 seasons.

Al Harris
Football /1975-1978

As a defensive end, he was the first ASU football player to gain unanimous All-America first-team honors, making AP, UPI, Coaches, Sporting News, Football Writers, and Walter Camp teams in 1978. He was a key figure in the 20-7 win over Southern California in 1978. Harris was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Bears in 1979.

John Harris
Football /1975-1977
/ Inducted 1989
Harris was first-team all-Western Athletic Conference and honorable mention Associated Press all-America in 1976 and 1977, leading the Sun Devils in interceptions both years with 7 and 5, respectively. His 16 career interceptions for 130 yards ranks third on the all-time list. Harris was a member of the 1975 ASU team which defeated Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, finishing the season with a 12-0 record and a second place national ranking as the country's only undefeated, untied major collegiate football team. He was an outstanding punt returner, averaging 11.6 yards per return in 1977, 12.6 yards in 1976 and 9.8 yards in 1975. He was selected twice to the WAC All-American team and was named the 1977 Sun Angel Male Athlete of the Year, honoring academic and athletic excellence. Harris was a member of the NFL all-rookie team while with the Seattle Seahawks. He also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Ben Hawkins
Football /1963-1965
/ Inducted 1979
Hawkins started as both wide receiver and defensive end at ASU. He was the first Sun Devil ever to be named to a major first team All-America squad when picked by Time Magazine in 1965. He was an All-Western Athletic Conference selection in 1965. He was a big play man on both offense and defense. Hawkins was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1966, and he was a top NFL wide receiver until injuries shortened his career.

Mike Haynes
Football /1972-1976
/ Inducted 1977
Haynes was a first team All-America defensive back selection of Kodak, Sporting News, Time, AP, NEA, and Football News in 1975. He was also a second team All-America selection of UPI in 1975. He led the nation in pass interceptions in 1974, and was an ASU career record-holder for the most interceptions and a four-year starter. Haynes was a first round draft pick, starter, Rookie-of-the-year, All-America Football Conference and second team All-National Football League in 1976 for the New England Patriots. He is the second man in ASU history to run back a punt, kickoff and pass interceptions for touchdowns. He set a school record for the long jump in 1975 as well.

Todd Heap
Football /1998-2000
Inducted 2013
In his three-year Sun Devil career Heap became the school’s all-time leader in career and single-season receptions by a tight end. He also established the records for season and career yardage by a tight end. Heap became the first tight end in school history to catch more than 100 passes as he finished with 115 in his career. His 55 receptions and 832 receiving yards in 1999 still stands as one of the most dominating offensive performances in school annals. His 1,685 career receiving yards bested the previous record by more than 300 yards. He became the first tight end in school history to earn First-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 1999 and also netted the award in 2000. He was named a 2000 First-Team All-American by a number of organizations and earned Second-Team All-America honors from the Associated Press. Heap began his career at Arizona State with a one-handed 15-yard touchdown pass in the season opener against Washington en route to garnering the Bill Kajikawa Freshmen Award. In his final season in 2000, Heap had 48 receptions, which was the third-highest mark at the time for a tight end in school history, and he extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 27 games. He caught at least two passes in all 12 games in 2000, and 30 of his 48 catches resulted in a first down or touchdown. Heap earned his bachelor’s degree in business from ASU and was a first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In his 12-year career in the NFL for the Ravens and Arizona Cardinals, he recorded 499 receptions for 5,869 yards, and earned Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2003 and was a two-time Pro Bowler.

Hascall Henshaw
Football /1938-1940
/ Inducted 1980
Henshaw was a halfback on the 1939 and 1940 Border Conference championship teams that played in the Sun Bowl Games. In the January 1, 1941 contest, he carried 29 times and had a 94-yard touchdown run which stood for 26 seasons as the longest in ASU history. He earned first team honors on the 1941 All-American Bowl Team and was named a member of the Sun Bowl's all-time one-platoon football team.

J.D. Hill
Football, Basketball, Track /1967-1968, 1970
/ Inducted 1976
Hill was Sporting News and Time Magazine's first-team All-America, and Associated Press's third-team selection in 1970 as a wide receiver for the unbeaten 11-0 WAC and Peach Bowl Championship ASU team. He was also a track and basketball star at ASU. As a first round draft pick by the NFL's Buffalo Bills, he is now a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions.

Steve Holden
Football /1969-1972
/ Inducted 1984
A three-time All-Western Athletic Conference choice at wingback, he set five Sun Devil pass reception and punt return records, and led the nation in punt returns in 1970. Named to the American Football Writers and Time Magazine All-America teams following his senior season, he played in the East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, Coached All-American Game, and College All-Star Game. He was named the Sun Devils' most valuable player following the 1971 and 1972 seasons.

Jim Jeffcoat
Football /1979-1982
/ Inducted 1994
One of the best defensive linemen to wear a Sun Devil uniform, Jeffcoat was named Football News third team, Associated Press honorable mention, and Sporting News honorable mention All-America in 1982. He garnered first team All-Pac-10 honors and played in the 1983 East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl games. He earned 1981 honorable mention All-Pac-10 accolades, and was the catalyst of the Sun Devils' No. 1 ranked Division 1-A defense (228.9 yards/game) in 1982. He finished with 20 career quarterback sacks. He collected 95 tackles, four QB sacks, four pass deflections, and forced two fumbles during his senior season. Jeffcoat was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 1983 NFL Draft. He was a member of the 1983 and '94 Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl Championship teams.

John Jefferson
Football /1974-1977
/ Inducted 1979
As a wide receiver, he became the second ASU consensus All-America in 1977 when picked by the Coaches and the Associated Press. All-Western Athletic Conference in both 1975 and 1977, he made "the Catch" in the 24-21 win over Arizona in 1975. He holds virtually all ASU career pass-receiving records. A first round draft pick and starter for the San Diego Chargers in 1978, he made that year's NFL All-Rookie team.

John Jankans
Football /1952-1955
/ Inducted 1981
Jankans played both tackle and guard and was a standout in offense and defense during the one-platoon era. He is the only athlete in ASU history to win all-conference honors for four straight years when he was so honored by the Border Conference.

John Henry Johnson
Football /1952
/ Inducted 1976
Johnson starred for the 1952 Border Conference champs as offensive and defensive back in his only season at ASU. He played professionally in Canada after leaving ASU, then starred for the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Oilers. He rushed for over 1,000 yards for the Steelers in both 1962 and 1964.

Larry Kentera
Football / 1966-78 / Inducted 2012

Kentera coached the ASU football team under head coach Frank Kush from 1966-78. He was the defensive coordinator for his final five seasons in Tempe, and handled a combination of the defensiveline, linebackers and defensive backs in 12 of his seasons. Many top players under Kentera's stewardship were drafted by the National or American Football Leagues, including Bob Bruenig, Curly Culp, Michael Haynes, Al Harris, and Ron Pritchard, all of whom were All-America selections or made Pro Bowl appearances. Kentera coached the wide receivers in his first season before switching to the defensive side of the ball for the remainder of his time. The Sun Devils went a combined 113-33 in his 13 seasons, including 11-0 in 1970 and 12-0 in 1975. His defenses posted eight shutouts in his time at ASU and he went 12-1 against Arizona.

Bob Kohrs
Football /1976-1979
/ Inducted 1991
As a three-year starter for the Sun Devils, Kohrs led the team in defensive statistics during his junior year and was named the team's most valuable lineman his senior year. His career stats include 214 tackles and 30 QB sacks. In 1987, he was named Sports Illustrated player of the week vs. USC with six tackles, one QB sack, three fumble recoveries, and three pass deflections. Kohrs recorded 15 tackles against Arizona in 1978 and scored the game-winning touchdown vs. Washington in Frank Kush's last game as head coach for ASU. He made first team all-Pac-10 in 1979 and was taken in the second round of the 1980 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Nathan LaDuke
Football /1987-1990
/ Inducted 2006
Was a three-year starter at free safety who earned second-team All-America honors following his junior and senior seasons and received All-Pac-10 recognition following the 1988-90 seasons. He was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 1989 and 1990, which is presented annually to the nation's top defensive back and was named ASU's Most Valuable Defensive Player for the 1989-90 seasons, and earned the team's Tim Landers Iron Man Award as a junior in 1989. LaDuke was a Sun Devil co-captain in 1990, and led the squad in total tackles (122) and interceptions (four, two returned for touchdowns). He paced the team in interceptions during the 1988-90 seasons, the only player in Sun Devil history to lead the squad in interceptions during three seasons, and he is the school's all-time career leader in interception return yards. He also ranks tied for first in ASU history with 238 career solo tackles and was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

Tony Lorick
Football /1961-1963
/ Inducted 1983
Lorick led the team in rushing with 704 yards as a halfback in 1962 and 805 yards as a fullback in 1963, all the while playing linebacker on defense.  He was a winner of the SunAngel Award his final year at ASU, given to the player who has the most athletic ability and team sprit, and played in the college All-Star Game in 1964.  Lorick was drafted by both the AFL's Oakland Raiders (First Round) and NFL's Baltimore Colts (Second Round) in the 1964 Draft and signed with Baltimore. He played four years with them and a year with the New Orleans Saints before retiring in 1969.

Art Malone
Football /1967-1969
/ Inducted 1979
From fullback post, he rushed for 1,439 yards in 1969, the second best single season total in ASU history. He finished fifth best in career rushing in 1967-69. He made All-Western Athletic Conference first team in both 1968 and 1969 and NEA second team All-America in 1969. He played seven seasons in the National Football League, first with the Atlanta Falcons, who drafted him in 1970, and later with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ben Malone
Football /1971-1973
/ Inducted 1983
One of only 7 backs in ASU history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, he set Sun Devil single-game records for yards rushing (250) and touchdowns (5) in his senior year. Originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins, he finished his professional career with the Washington Redskins.

Mark Malone
Football /1977-79
/ Inducted 2001
Malone finished his three-year ASU tenure in 1979 by notching the longest run in NCAA history by a quarterback (98 yards vs. Utah State) and earning team MVP honors. He was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980 after earning Sporting News honorable mention All-America honors. In 1978 he gained 705 yards on 143 carries and was voted by his teammates to receive the Sun Angel Award for his leadership, team spirit and athletic ability.

Vernon Maxwell
Football /1979-1982
/ Inducted 1997
Maxwell was one of only six Sun Devils to earn All-America honors three times on the gridiron. Also a three-time All-Pac-10 selection at linebacker, Maxwell compiled 348 total tackles, registered 26 tackles for loss, 28 quarterback sacks and five interceptions during his tenure at ASU. He set the ASU school record for most fumbles caused in one season (10), including three caused and two recovered against Houston, in 1980. After participating in the 1982 Hula and Senior Bowls, Maxwell was a second-round draft pick of the NFL's Baltimore Colts and later played for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks.

Randall McDaniel
Football /1984-1987
/ Inducted 1999
ASU's most improved award winner, Randall helped the Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in total offense (406.1 yards per game). He was a key winner of the Pac-10 championship squad in 1986. He was named first-team All-American and All-Conference in 1986 and 1987. He was a member of the West team in the 1987 East-West Shrine Game. Randall also played in the 1987 Senior Bowl and Japan Bowl. He won the 1987 Mike Bartholomew Award and the 1987 Morris Award given to the outstanding offensive lineman in the Pac-10 conference. He was the first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings in 1987.

John Mistler
Football /1977-1980
/ Inducted 1990
Mistler earned All-America and All Pac-10 honors in 1980 after leading the Sun Devils with 53 receptions for 573 yards and 11 touchdowns. He ranks second in Arizona State history with 156 career catches and 21 touchdowns, as well as third in career receiving yardage (2, 149). He was named the most valuable player at the 1978 Garden State Bowl, as the Sun Devils defeated Rutgers, 34-18. Following his collegiate career, Mistler played for the NFL's New York Giants for four seasons (1981-1984).

Jim Montgomery
Football /1946-1947
/ Inducted 1986
Montgomery starred on the 1946-47 Sun Devil football teams and in 1947, was team captain playing under Hall of Fame coach Ed Doherty. Monty, as he was known to his teammates, led the NCAA in pass receiving in 1946 with 32 catches for 399 yards, while ranking among the nation's leaders in punting, his longest that year was a 90-yard kick against the New Mexico Aggies. Montgomery was an All-Border Conference first-team selection in 1946 and 1947, and was voted the outstanding lineman in the conference in '46. He was the first post-World War II player to be drafted into professional football.

Bobby Mulgado
Football /1954-1958
/ Inducted 1977
Mulgado was a versatile player of the one platoon era who could play defense as well as run, pass, punt, and kick score. He led the nation in punt returns in 1957 when ASU went 10-0. He was also second to teammate Leon Burton in scoring nationally and led ASU in kick scoring that season. He led ASU in total offense, rushing, and overall scoring in 1956. His football jersey, number 27, was retired after his senior season.

Mike Pagel
Football, Baseball/1978-1982
/ Inducted 1994
Pagel is among the most prolific passers to play at ASU. He earned Associated Press and Sporting News honorable mention honors in 1981. He was also named to the All-Pac-10 first team that year. He had the best game of his college career against Stanford in 1981 when he connected on 26 of 34 passes (.765) for 446 yards and seven touchdowns. His seven touchdowns that game, along with 29 in the season, were still ASU records at the time of his induction. He was voted team captain and MVP for the 1981 season. He played in the East-West Shrine Hula Bowl and Olympic Gold Bowl games in 1981. Pagel also played baseball while at ASU. He sported a .320 batting average and had 44 RBI's while scoring 49 runs during the 1982 season. He was drafted by the NFL's Baltimore Colts in the fourth round, 84th player overall, in the 1982 draft.

Wayne "Ripper" Pitts
Football /1938-1940
/ Inducted 1979/ Inducted 19
Three-year starter, Pitts was a mainstay of the offence at fullback on the 1939 and 1940 Border Conference championship teams. He was a triple threat who could run, pass, and receive. He was an All-Border Conference and Little All-America selection after the 1939 season. In 1938, as a sophomore, he returned a kick-off for 99 yards, the second longest in ASU history.

Jake Plummer
Football/1993-1996
/ Inducted 2007
Was one of the most celebrated signal callers in Arizona State history. In 1996 Plummer was chosen as Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year while leading the Sun Devils to an 11-0 season and the second Rose Bowl in school history. He finished his career at Arizona State as the career leader in touchdown passes (65), attempts (1,142), completions (632) and passing yards (8,827).

Paul Ray Powell
Football, Baseball/1967-1969
/ Inducted 1978
As a defensive back and place kicker on the 1967-68 football teams, Powell was the NCAA kick-scoring champion in 1968 with 77 points. In baseball, he was a first-team All-America pick and the Sporting News Player of the Year in 1969. He set an NCAA record for hits in a season in 1969. Powell was a first round draft choice and the first collegiate player to be picked in 1969. He played with the Minnesota Twins and later with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ron Pritchard
Football/1966-1968
/ Inducted 1978
As a linebacker, he became the first ASU football player to make three All-American first teams - Time, Sporting News, and Newspaper Enterprises - in 1968. The same year, he also made AP and UPI second teams. He is among a select group of three-time-All-Western Athletic Conference first team picks. He was drafted and played with the Houston Oilers before being traded to the Cincinatti Bengals.

Lenny Randle
Football, Baseball/1968-1970
/ Inducted 1980
Randle was a second baseman on the 1969 NCAA championship team and third team AA-American at that position in 1970. He was drafted by the Washington Senators and played with the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, and Chicago Cubs. He was a football return specialist and holder of several school records for kickoff and punt returns. Randle scored six touchdowns on kickoff and punt returns.

J.R. Redmond
Football/1996-1999
Inducted 2013 

Redmond ranks third among all ASU running backs with 3,299 career yards and is one of only four Sun Devils in school history to rush for more than 3,000 yards. He compiled 5,107 all-purpose yards throughout his four-year ASU career, which ranks as the second most in school history. His 350 all-purpose yards against USC in 1998 still stands as a school record. As a junior in 1998, Redmond earned AP Second-Team All-American honors. He entered his senior season as a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, as well as for the Doak Walker Award honoring the nation’s top running back. In that same season he rushed for a career-best 1,174 yards. Redmond’s 12 career 100-yard rushing performances are tied for the fifth most in school history. He earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors in three consecutive seasons from 1997-99. He was a 1999 First-Team All-Pac-10 all-purpose back and Second Team running back, received First Team honors at both running back and all-purpose back in 1998, and was a First Team specialist and Honorable Mention running back in 1997. Redmond graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1999 and was drafted 76th overall in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

Mike Richardson
Football/1979-1982
/ Inducted 1988
Richardson was a four-year starter at defensive back. He was named first-team All-America and All Pac-10 in 1981-82. He is first on the all-time ASU career list in interceptions (18). In 1982, he led the team in both total tackles (124) and solo tackles (79). Richardson was the recipient of the Bill Kajikawa Outstanding Freshman Award (1979) and the Sun Angel Award (1981). He was the first round pick of the Chicago Bears and a member of the 1985 Super Bowl Championship team.

Gerald Riggs
Football/1978-81
/ Inducted 2000
Riggs (1978-81) used an outstanding senior season to propel himself to honorable mention All-America distinction by the Associated Press and Sporting News. In addition, he became the first first-team All-Pac-10 running back in ASU history in 1981 when he led Arizona State in rushing with 891 yards on 148 carries (6.0 average) and six touchdowns. A true student-athlete, Riggs earned the Sun Angel Award in 1981 and the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1980. Riggs is one of 15 Sun Devils to rush for more than 2,000 career yards as he garnered 2,097 on 400 carries in his Sun Devil career, ranking 12th on the all-time list. He had 17 career rushing touchdowns. He went on to a prosperous NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins, making three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 1986 to 1988.

Darryl Rogers
Football / 1980-84 / Inducted 2012

Rogers went 37-18-1 (.670 win percentage) as head coach of the football team from 1980-84. He had four winning seasons in his five years at ASU and his best season came in 1982, when he led the Sun Devils to a 10-2 record and a victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 1983.

Juan Roque
Football/1994-1996
/ Inducted 2009
Roque is one of the best offensive lineman in Arizona State history. He was a Consensus All-American in 1996, one of only 14 players in school history to earn that honor, and he was named First-Team All-American by the Associated Press, the All-American Football Foundation, American Football Quarterly, Football News and the Football Writers Association of America. In 1996, he started all 12 games at left tackle, helping the Sun Devils to an 11-0 regular season record, a berth in the Rose Bowl and the second Pacific-10 Conference title in school history. Roque was a two-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection (1995 and 1996, and he was named a Second-Team All-American in 1995 by Sporting News. After college, he was chosen by the Detroit Lions in the second round (35th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft and played 17 career games in two seasons with the Lions.

Jerry Smith
Football/1963-1964
/ Inducted 1976
Smith was the single-season pass receiving leader for an ASU tight-end with 42 catches on an 8-2 club in 1964. He went to the Washington Redskins, and despite his size (6'2", 200 lbs.), he has been a fixture at tight-end for the past 11 years. His career totals with the Redskins are 413 receptions for 5,415 yard and 58 touchdowns.

Marvel Smith
Football/1997-1999
/ Inducted 2011
Named First-Team All-American by Football News as a senior in 1999. Smith was a Second-Team AP All-American and a Third-Team All-America selection by Sporting News that year. He earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 1999 after receiving honorable mention in 1998. Smith started the final 31 games of his Sun Devil career at left tackle. He gave up just one sack in his final season at ASU. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (38th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played on the Steelers' team that won Super Bowl XL, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005

Phillippi Sparks
Football/1990-91
/ Inducted 2004
Phillippi Sparks, a two-year star for the Sun Devils, capped his career with a stellar senior campaign that included All-Pac-10 honors at cornerback. One year prior, he was tabbed as a second team all-conference selection at the same position. Nationally, he was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive back, while also playing a pair of all-star games, the Hula and Senior Bowls. The team's kickoff return leader both years including the sixth-most in a single season (22 in 1990), he was drafted in the second round by the New York Giants in the 1992 NFL Draft. Sparks played eight seasons for the Giants, recording 99 games played with 22 interceptions before retiring following the 1999 season. In 2000, however, the Dallas Cowboys brought him back to the field where he played 18 games, including two in the playoffs, and recorded five interceptions to tie a single-season career high.

Norris Steverson
Football/1929-1931
/ Charter Inductee 1975
Steverson was a first time All-Southwest halfback in 1931, the highest award ever won by an ASU athlete at that time. He led ASU to the Border Conference championship that year and also to a 19-7 win over Arizona, only the second in ASU history. He was the first ASU player to be drafted by a professional team, picked by the Chicago Bears in 1934. He was a long-time gymnastics team coach for his alma mater.

Charley Taylor
Football/1960-1963
/ Charter Inductee 1975
Standout halfback, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins and named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1964. He was named outstanding player for the College All-Stars game against NFL Champions the Chicago Bears in 1964. Taylor became a wide receiver where he amassed 582 catches going into the 1975 season and will become the all-time NFL pass reception leader. He was all-pro many times. Charter Inductee-1975.

Pat Tillman
Football/ 1994-97
/ Inducted 2008
One of the most famous Sun Devil football players in history. As a junior, Tillman started every game as ASU went unbeaten through the regular season, won the Pac-10 championship and made its second appearance in the Rose Bowl in 1996. The following year, Tillman was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was a Second-Team All-American while also receiving numerous academic honors as he helped lead the Sun Devils to a 9-3 season and a Sun Bowl victory over Iowa. He went on to play four seasons in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the U.S. Army Rangers in 2002. He was killed in Afghanistan April 22, 2004, but he continues to be an inspiration to Americans everywhere.

Jeff Van Raaphorst
Football / 1983-1987
/ Inducted 1998
In his first year at ASU, he set eight school records and two Pac-10 marks. He was number eight on the all-time NCAA Division 1 passing yards list in 1984. He passed for 2, 062 yards as a sophomore and 2,200 yards as a junior. He was also a member of the first Sun Devil team to beat UCLA and USC in the same season (1986). He led ASU to the Rose Bowl in 1987, securing the MVP title with 193 yards and two touchdowns. While at ASU, he broke 21 school records and was awarded the Amateur Athlete of the Year award in 1987.

Danny Villa
Football / 1983-1986
/ Inducted 2002
Villa was team captain and anchor of the 1986 ASU offensive line that propelled Arizona State to their first Pac-10 Conference title and the 1987 Rose Bowl crown. Villa was a 1986 consensus All-America pick by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association, the first offensive lineman at Arizona State to achieve this status and won the 1986 Morris Trophy as the Pac-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year as voted by the conference's defensive linemen.

Morrison Warren
Football/1946-1947
/ Inducted 2009
Warren was one of the stars of Sun Devil football in the mid-1940s. He led the team in rushing with 181 yards on 76 carries in 1946 and in scoring with eight touchdowns (48 points) in 1947. He ran for a career-high 141 yards on 21 carries against Arizona on Nov. 15, 1947. Warren was also a pioneer for African-American athletes at what was then known as Arizona State College. In 1947, after Texas schools had told Arizona State to not bring African-American players to their games, ASC administrators vowed that the school would only play in games where all of its players could play. Later in his life, Warren would become an education professor at ASU. He was also the first African-American to be elected to the Phoenix City Council (1966-70) and the first to be elected President of the Fiesta Bowl (1982).

Danny White
Football/1971-1973
/ Charter Inductee 1975
White held seven NCAA records, five career and two season. He was a first team All-America pick by Football Writers, Time, NEA and second team AP and UPI, 1973. He played for over three years as the starting quarterback , and ASU amassed a 32-4 record and won three straight Fiesta Bowl games. Charter Inductee - 1975.

Wilford "Whizzer" White
Football/1947-1950
/ Charter Inductee 1975
Named to the 1950 AP second team, White was the first ASU athlete to gain AA mention nationally. He led the nation in rushing and all-purpose running in 1950, and was the first ASU athlete to win NCAA statistical championships. His football jersey, # 33, was retired at the end of his senior season. He was drafted and played for the Chicago Bears. 

Freddie Williams
Football/1973-1976
/ Inducted 2002
Williams earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America status in 1975 and AP and UPI Honorable Mention All-America in 1974. Williams was an All-Western Athletic Conference selection in 1974 and 1975 and helped the 1975 team post an undefeated 12-0 record, as it won the Fiesta Bowl and finished the year ranked second in the country. He currently is the second all-time leading rusher in Arizona State history with 3,424 yards and second all-time in Arizona State history with 17 100-yard rushing games.

Darren Woodson
Football/1989-91
/ Inducted 2005
Was a three-time All Pac-10 Honorable Mention and captain of the 1991 team during his senior season. A second round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 NFL Draft, Woodson went on to become one of the best defensive players in NFL history. A five-time pro bowler, Woodson retired from the Cowboys in 2005 as the all-time leading tackler in franchise history. He finished his NFL career with 23 interceptions, and was a member of three Super Bowl championship teams.

Luis Zendejas
Football/1981-1984
/ Inducted 1995
Zendejas, originally from Mexico City, was a kicker for the Sun Devils from 1981 to 1984. He was a consensus first-team All-American and was the all-time career leading scorer in NCAA history when he left ASU. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL, as well as the USFL's Arizona Outlaws and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

Joe Zuger
Football/1959-1961
/ Inducted 1987
Zuger quarterbacked Arizona State University from 1959-61, compiling a 24-7 record in three years as a starter. He is a prominent member of the ASU football record book, placing near the top in total offense records. In addition to his signal-calling duties, he also played defensive back and punter during the era of one-platoon football. During his senior season in 1961, Zuger completed 67 of 133 passes (50.4 percent) for 879 yards and eight touchdowns, led the team and ranked among the nation's leaders with 10 interceptions (the third best single-season mark in ASU history), and ranked nationally with a 42.1-yard punting average. Zuger went on to play for the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League and set a then-CFL record, throwing eight touchdown passes in his first game, leading Hamilton to a 67-21 victory over Regina. In the inaugural CFL-game, he passed for 572 yards to establish another league record.

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