Today, the College Football Hall of Fame inducted its 2013 class, which is comprised of several illustrious names. Among the fourteen inductees are three players who spent some time in Wisconsin, two of whom were Packers.
The biggest name on the list for Wisconsin Badgers fans is big number 33, who still holds the NCAA's career record for rushing yards. Dayne was of course a big, powerful back who never really made it as a feature back in the NFL, but still had a seven-year career in the league. As a Badger, he scored at least 15 touchdowns in every season and exceeded 2,000 rushing yards twice (his freshman and senior years) on the way to two Rose Bowl victories and the 1999 Heisman Trophy. Though he has no direct connection to the Packers, his contribution to Wisconsin football earns him a mention here.
A one-time backup quarterback in Green Bay, Wuerffel also could not duplicate his collegiate success in the NFL. He led college football with 39 touchdown passes in his senior year of 1996 on his way to the Heisman Trophy. Wuerffel spent his first three years in New Orleans before holding the third-string QB job behind Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck in Green Bay during the 2000 season.
An offensive lineman at Kentucky, Meilinger caught on as an end in the late 1950s and 60s. He played for three teams, including the Packers in 1958 and 1960, and caught passes for 182 yards and a score over those two seasons in Green Bay.
The full list of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees can be found over at SBNation.com.
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