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Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame Ballot for 2014

RONNIE

                                                                                                           Auburn All-American Ronnie Brown (photo:Todd Van Ernst)
In the last three days here at Track ‘Em Tigers, we have been taking nominations for our own Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame. It’s a challenging task to come up with a slate of names when one is looking at hundreds of great players from the past 121 years.

Therefore we turned once again to our readership for assistance. Our members came through, making over 80 nominations along with some excellent reasons for their selections. Today we have prepared a ballot for our readers to determine who will make up the class of 2014.

We announced on Tuesday that Coach Mike Donahue was nominated for the staff selection. His name is one of two remaining Tigers that are on the College Football Foundation’s Hall of Fame that have yet to be placed in TET’s Hall. The other is former Running back, Dr. Ed Dyas. Therefore we are making both automatic selections for this year’s class.

Since all of Auburn’s 12 College Football Hall Fame members are now included, we plan to have two classifications in the future. One representing players from the last 25 – 30 years and one representing “old school” Tigers.

To get our other seven selections we have prepared a ballot/poll based on the names provided by TET members from this week’s nominations. However, we have two deviations from our announced plans.

The player that received the most nominations has not been out of school long enough to be eligible. Nonetheless support for his inclusion has been overwhelming. Therefore we’ve made an exception and added Phillip Lutzenkirchen’s name to  the ballot.

Also in the comments on Tuesday’s article, TET member WarEagle3020 made a suggestion to include a special induction for Auburn radio announcer, Jim Fyffe. Thirty-twenty had this to say about Fyffe:

“Jim Fyffe: voice of the Auburn Tigers. His voice on the radio solidified my love for Auburn at an early age. Many including myself, considered him an important part of the Auburn Tigers football team. His contributions to the program are legendary.” 

We certainly agree with that endorsement and therefore Jim Fyffe will be included in this year’s class as a special staff placement.

There are 11 names on the list and the poll will close Tuesday, July ninth. The seven names receiving the highest number of votes will be included in this year’s class of the Track ‘Em Tigers Football Hall of Fame. So vote for the seven that you would like to see go into this year’s HOF class. Next week, we will publish a tribute article to the list of winners.

Since the comments for Tuesday’s article have been closed, please feel free to discuss your ballot here on this post.

We thank you and again wish all a Happy 4th of July.

War Eagle! 

Voting Closed – See bios of 2014 class at Tribute article.

Ballot for 2014 class of Track 'em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame Ballot (Choose 7 names).

  • Dameyeune Craig (QB) (83%, 871 Votes)
  • Ronnie Brown (RB) (81%, 857 Votes)
  • Phillip Lutzenkirchen (TE) (79%, 832 Votes)
  • Frank Sanders (WR) (76%, 800 Votes)
  • Karlos Dansby (LB) (74%, 784 Votes)
  • David Rocker (DT) (58%, 616 Votes)
  • David Langner (DB) (58%, 614 Votes)
  • Marcus McNeil (OL) (57%, 599 Votes)
  • Tommy Agee (FB) (53%, 560 Votes)
  • Aubdray Bruce (DE) (49%, 513 Votes)
  • Lewis Colbert (ST) (16%, 169 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,055

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7 Comments

  1. restless6 says:

    Maybe Patrick Nix can make next year’s list. Some of my favorite Auburn plays were his throws against Bama and Florida.

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      No doubt he was a great one. I’ll always remember him coming off the bench for an injured Stan White and throwing the TD against Bama. Sanders caught it right in front of us in section 45. I was surprised that no one hasn’t nominated him yet.

      Video clip of that play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2BtfZj_pI8

  2. restless6 says:

    Not only was Patrick a great Tiger, he’s a super nice guy. He’s the High School football coach here in Scottsboro, and he’s building a great program with integrity and character.

    He also has a son in Junior High here who looks like a promising QB. :-)

  3. SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

    Hmm. Not a lot of love for Aundrey Bruce. Pro-career not withstanding, have we all forgotten how completely dominate he was? There was a reason he was the #1 pick.

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      I think Aundray is treated poorly by the sporting press. He played on some pretty poor Falcon and Raider teams. He did last 10 or 11 seasons in the NFL which is a pretty tough thing to do.

    • TigerWoman says:

      I can’t understand it either. I also thought Lewis Colbert would get more love. What a fantastic story he has.

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