October 14, 2021

2020 & 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Classes . . . Players Spotlight Edition 2

2020-2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class Spotlight:

Eric Crouch, Eric Dickerson, Dan Morgan,  Carson Palmer


Eric Crouch – QB, Nebraska (1998-2001) 

Eric Crouch, 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, had an incredible career at Nebraska. In 1999, in a game against California, Crouch tied an NCAA record by scoring a touchdown via a run, a pass and a reception. His 4,481career passing yards rank in the top ten in Nebraska history while his career rushing yards are fourth among all positions.


  • 2001 First-Team All-America
  • 2001 Heisman Trophy
  • 2001 Davey O’Brien Award
  • 2001 Walter Camp Award
  • 2001 Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2001 First-Team All-Conference
  • 1999 Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year
  • 1999 First-Team All-Conference


Eric Dickerson – RB, Southern Methodist (1979-82)

As a member of Southern Methodist’s “Pony Express”, Eric Dickerson set nearly every school record during his collegiate career. Dickerson was a two-time First-Team All-Southwest Conference selection while leading the conference in both rushing and scoring in 1981 and 1982. Dickerson had his No. 19 jersey retired by SMU in 2000.


  • 1982 Offensive Conference Player of the Year
  • 1982 First-Team All-Conference
  • 1982 Heisman - 3rd
  • 1981 Offensive Conference Player of the Year
  • 1981 First-Team All-Conference
  • 19 Retired

 Dan Morgan – LB, Miami [FL] (1997-2000) 

Dan Morgan terrorized offenses from 1997 through 2000 at the University of Miami. With the Canes, Morgan became the first player in NCAA history to sweep the three major defensive awards in one season. He is Miami’s all-time leading tackler and was a key part to their reemergence in the late 1990s. During his career he led Miami to three top 20 finishes and three consecutive postseason wins.


  • 2000 Unanimous First-Team All-America
  • 2000 Bednarik Award
  • 2000 Butkus Award
  • 2000 Nagurski Award
  • 2000 First-Team All-Conference
  • 2000 Defensive Conference Player of the Year
  • 1998 First-Team All-Conference

Carson Palmer – QB, Southern California (1998-2002) 

Winning the 2002 Heisman Trophy, Carson Palmer led a new era of dominance at Southern California where he played from 1998 to 2002. He finished his career as the Pac-10’s all-time leading passer. In 2002, Palmer led the Trojans to their first 11-win season since 1979, a share of the conference title and a number four national ranking. He capped his record setting senior season with a victory in the 2003 Orange Bowl.


  • 2002 Consensus First-Team All-America
  • 2002 Heisman Trophy
  • 2002 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • 2002 Pop Warner Trophy
  • 2002 Sporting News Player of the Year
  • 2002 Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2002 First-Team All-Conference

      No. 3 Retired

For additional information on this Hall of Fame induction class be sure to visit the College Football Hall of Fame and check out more in the new exhibit that honors these great coaches 

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