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July 4th Week and Track ‘Em Tigers Hall of Fame Nominations

All-American Ronnie Brown was part of Auburn’s Dynamic Duo with Cadillac Williams. He scored 30 touchdowns, finished his career with 3,475 all purpose yards and was a member of TET's 2014 class.

With the possible exception of Christmas and New Years, there’s not a bigger American holiday than the fourth of July. The celebration of our nation’s independence is a time-honored tradition. It’s a time for parades, fireworks, barbecues, and vacations. And traditionally it’s a time for the staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers to take our annual week’s vacation.

The 4th of July also signals an important time in the world of college football. There isn’t much football news in the middle of the summer. However, after this week that changes, especially with the start of SEC Media Days.

We appreciate all of you who make TET a part of your daily lives and wish you a happy and restful 4th of July. We will be back with our regular postings on July 9th.

In the interim, we will be preparing a list of names for our readers to consider for the 2018 class of Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame. 

Nominations from our readers are welcomed. So if  you would like to nominate some players or coaches, please look over the list of rules for the selection process below. TET’s Hall now includes sixty-one former Auburn  players and coaches. You can find a list of those names at the end of this article.

The rules for the selection process are:

(1) Nominate only one person from each of the following positions: QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, ST, and Coach. 
(2) We have two classifications for nominations. One representing players from the last 40 years and one representing Tigers who played before 1978.
(3) To be eligible, players and/or inactive coaches should have been out of college for five years. Ten names will go into the 2018 class and may come from any period in Auburn history.
(4) Although it would be good for you to have seen the nominee play or coach (at least on television), we recognize that in some cases that would not be possible.

Tell us in the comment section why you think a player or coach is deserving of the nomination or just list his name. If your guy has already been nominated, you can still nominate himan action that will simply add to the nominee’s weight for placement on the final ballot.

Towards the end of this week, we will publish a ballot/poll to decide which nominees will make up the 2018 class of TET’s Auburn Football Hall of Fame.

On behalf of the staff at Track ‘Em Tigers, thank you in advance for your help. War Eagle, and we wish you all a safe and enjoyable 4h of July.

 

Editors note: 
The names of the fifty-one current members of TET’s Hall of Fame are listed after the jump.

The 2017 class: William Andrews, Billy Atkins, Jackie Burkett, Gregg Carr, Lewis Colbert, Wild Bill Cody, Nick Fairley, Ben Tamburello, Courtney Taylor, Stan White.

The 2016 TET/Auburn Football Hall of Fame inductees: James Brooks, David Rocker, Reggie Slack, Freddy Weygand, Tommy Agee, Ben Grubbs, Damon Duval, Jimmy Red Phillips, Ken Rice, and Fob James.

The 2015 class included: Cam Newton, Joe Cribbs, Marcus McNeil, Brent Fullwood, Quentin Groves, Lawyer Tillman, Will Herring, Wes Byrum, Aundray Bruce, Jimmy Sidle, Zeke Smith, Lloyd Nix, Buddy McClinton, and Travis Tidwell.

The 2014 class included: Ed Dyas, Terry Beasley, Mike Donahue, Jim Fyffe, David Langner, Dameyeune Craig, Ronnie Brown, Frank Sanders, Karlos Dansby and, by popular demand, Phillip Lutzenkirchen.

The 2013 class included: George Petrie, Tommy Lorino, Tommy Tuberville, Pat Dye, Terry Beasley, Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams, Carlos Rogers, Takeo Spikes, Jason Campbell, and Al Del Greco.

The 2012 Class included: Walter Gilbert, Jimmy Hitchcock, Tucker Frederickson, Pat Sullivan, Tracy Rocker, Bo Jackson, Shug Jordan, and John Heisman

14 Comments

  1. audude audude says:

    Have a good rest gentlemen. It’s going to be a wild ride after vacation!

    WDE

  2. AUFan1 AUFan1 says:

    My nominations:
    Quarterback – Ben Leard
    Running Back – Ben Tate
    Full Back – Heath Evans
    Wide Receiver – Darvin Adams
    Tight End – Walter Reeves
    Offensive line – Ryan Pugh
    Defensive line – Nick Fairley
    Linebacker – Daron Bates
    Special team – Onterio McCaleb

  3. WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

    I nominate:
    Randy Campbell – QB
    Lionel James – RB
    David Irons – CB
    Victor Riley – OL
    Ben Obomanu – WR
    Kurt Crain – LB
    Ron Stallworth – DL
    Older Tigers:
    Joe Childress – RB
    Mike Fuller – S

  4. Tigerpharm says:

    QB – Brandon Cox – Three yr. starter, threw for for 200 yards or more in a game 12 times … Second in AU history in passing efficiency (137.90). But most importantly, he never lost to Bama!
    OL – Rodney Garner – All-SEC and captain of the 1983 SEC Championship team.
    DB – Bob Harris – All-American and one of the best defensive backs in Auburn history had 212 tackles in 1981-82.
    TE – Cooper Wallace – All-SEC on 2004 SEC Championship team.
    OL – Jeff Weekly – Played on Auburn’s 1957 National Championship Team
    RB – Monk Gafford – All-American on the 1942 team that upset Rose Bowl bound Georgia.
    DL -Craig Ogletree – 1989 All-American, played on three straight SEC Championship teams of the 80’s.
    WR – Freddy Hyatt – All-American set receiving record in 1967.
    QB – Vince Dooley – Led one of Shug Jordan’s first teams and was invited to play in the College All-Star Game in Chicago in 1954.

  5. au76aa72 says:

    I nominate Jerry Wilson, defensive end on 1957 National Championship team!

  6. AUglenn says:

    I would like to nominate Reese Dismukes. He was a consensus All-American and won the Rimington Trophy.

  7. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    Brandon Cox, QB – Will always be special as he never lost a game to Bama.
    Tim Duckworth, OL – Blocked for Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams. 2nd team All-American in 2006 and two-time All-SEC 2nd Team.
    Stacey Danley, RB – Scored 14 touchdowns and had 2,427 career rushing yards on two of Pat Dye's SEC Championship teams.
    James Josesph, FB – teammate of Stacey Danley had 2,264 career rushing yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
    Trrone Goodsone, WR – One of best Auburn receivers 2nd behind Terry Beasley with 2,283 total receiving yards.
    Cooper Wallace, TE – All-SEC played on 2004 undefeated team and had a 16 yard avg.
    Antonio Coleman, DE – Twice named All-SEC and finished his Auburn career ranked third all-time in sacks
    Reggie Torbor, DT – In 22 starts from 2000 -2003, he had 120 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks.
    Kevin Greene, LB – He had 11 sacks his senior year and won the 1984 Zeke Smith Award as Defensive Player of the Year.
    Brian Robinson, DB – All-American in 1994. Holds school record for most interceptions returned for touchdowns and is third in total career interceptions.

    Old School Auburn Football Player:
    Caleb "Tex" Warrington – Center – He was Auburn’s second center in 1944 to win All-American honors. He also played linebacker.

  8. AtkinsonTiger AtkinsonTiger says:

    Quenton Riggins – LB – All-SEC linebacker and team captain of 1989 Tiger defense that help beat Bama in first ever Iron Bowl played in Jordan-Hare.

  9. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    How can you leave out Mike Kolen, Kaptain Krunch

  10. Jason Wright says:

    Brandon Cox – QB, Cooper Wallace -TE, Tyrone Goodson – WR, Reese Dismukes – C, Bob Harris – DB, Reggie Torbor – DL, Kevin Greene – LB, Lionel James – RB, Reese Dismukes – OT, John Vaughn – PK

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