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A Look Back: 1979 National 100 (Hall of Famers)

  • Okay this is really cool. Here is the 1979 National 100 by Dr. Charles Holland, who was a football analyst and computer scientist.

    1. Eric Dickerson, RB, 6-3, 205, Sealy (Texas) - SMU
    2. Don Mosebar, OT, 6-7, 265, Visalia (Calif.) - USC
    3. John Elway, QB, 6-2, 185, Granada Hills (Calif.) - Stanford
    4. Drew Dossett, ILB, 6-4, 235, Shreveport (La.) – USC
    5. Joey Browner, OLB, 6-4, 200, Atlanta (Ga.) – USC
    6. Darryl Sheffey, OG, 6-3, 272, Washington (DC) – Oklahoma State
    7. Roger Craig, RB, 6-2, 202, Davenport (Ia.) – Nebraska
    8. Jimmy Smith, RB, 6-0, 190, Kankakee (Il.) – Purdue
    9. Mike Cade, RB, 6-1, 205, Eloy (Az.) – Michigan
    10. George Achica, OT, 6-5, 265, San Jose (Calif.) – USC
    11. Vincent White, RB, 5-8, 175, Denver (Co.) – Stanford
    12. Craig James, RB, 6-1, 210, Houston (Texas) – SMU
    13. Stanley Wilson, RB, 6-1, 195, Los Angeles (Calif.) – Oklahoma
    14. Wayne Apuna, ILB, Honolulu (Hawaii) – Arizona State
    15. Mike McCloskey, TE, 6-4, 230, Philadelphia (Pa.) – Penn State
    16. Jon English, QB, 6-3, 190, Birmingham (Mi.) – Michigan State
    17. Tony Hunter, WR, 6-6, 210, Cincinnati (OH) – Notre Dame
    18. Buford McGee, RB, 6-1, 180, Durant (Ms.) – Ole Miss
    19. Phillip Boren, DT, 6-5, 245, Dallas (Texas) – Arkansas
    20. Kevin Ward, QB, 6-1, 198, Conestoga (Pa.) – Arizona
    21. Tom Jelesky, TE, 6-6, 250, Merrillville (In.) – Purdue
    22. Mitchell Bennett, WR, 5-11, 180, Bonham (Texas) – SMU
    23. Doug Collins, DT, 6-4, 240, Andalusia (Al.) – Alabama
    24. Weldon Ledbetter, RB, 6-3, 210, Clayton (Mo.) – Oklahoma
    25. Michael Carter, DT, 6-2, 235, Dallas (Texas) – SMU
    26. Malcom Moore, TE, 6-5, 215, San Fernando (Calif.) – USC
    27. Anthony Carter, WR, 5-11, 165, Riviera Beach (Fla.) – Michigan
    28. Matt Harlien, OT, 6-4, 265, Corpus Christi (Texas) – Texas Tech
    29. Johnny Hector, RB, 5-11, 180, New Iberia (La.) – Texas A&M
    30. Claybon Fields, OT, 6-7, 270, Washington (DC) – Purdue
    31. Doug Smith, DT, 6-5, 255, Bayboro (NC) – East Carolina
    32. Glenn Cobb, LB, 6-4, 212, Miami (OH) – Ohio State
    33. Ray Brown, DE, 6-4, 230, Rome (Ga.) – Clemson
    34. Rob Moore, FB, 6-2, 217, Santa An (Calif.) – Stanford
    35. Winfred Carraway, ILB, 6-3, 235, Detroit (Mi.) – Michigan
    36. Stanley Godine, DB, 6-1, 180, Houston (Texas) – SMU
    37. Reuben Jones, QB, 6-2, 205, Tulsa (Ok.) – TCU
    38. Curt Warner, RB, 6-1, 180, Pineville (WV) – Penn State
    39. Paul Parker, OG, 6-3, 280, Tulsa (Ok.) – Oklahoma
    40. Bob Clasby, DT, 6-5, 265, Boston (Mass.) – Notre Dame
    41. Steve Mott, DL, 6-4, 245, New Orleans (La.) – Alabama
    42. Cyrus Lawrence, RB, 5-10, 200, South Hampton (Va.) – Virginia Tech (VPI then)
    43. Norris Brown, WR, 6-3, 197, Laurens (SC) – Georgia
    44. Johnell Brown, QB, 6-1, 180, Gainesville (Fla.) – Florida
    45. Joe Lukens, OG, 6-4, 230, Cincinnati (OH) – Ohio State
    46. Shawn McNamara, OT, 6-6, 250, Long Island (NY) – Penn State
    47. Will Forts, OLB, 6-1, 205, Fayetteville (Ga.) – Georgia
    48. Shelby Gamble, RB, 6-0, 195, South Haven (Mi.) – Boston College
    49. Darryl Songy, S, 6-2 185, New Orleans (La.) – Oklahoma
    50. Melvin Dorsey, RB, 6-0, 180, Atlanta (Ga.) – Georgia
    51. Kevin Lindsey, RB, 5-11, 180, Sandusky (OH) – Ohio State
    52. Andrew Provence, OT, Savannah (SC) – South Carolina
    53. Irv Eatman, OL, 6-3, 250, Dayton (OH) – UCLA
    54. Rick Sharp, TE, 6-5, 220, Carmel (In.) – UCLA
    55. Randy Justes, DL, 6-5, 240, Omaha (Neb.) – Missouri
    56. Kinny Hooper, RB, 6-1, 205, Cleveland (Tn.) – Ole Miss
    57. Phil Carter, RB, 5-11, 190, Tacoma (Wa.) – Notre Dame
    58. Tim Spencer, RB, 6-2, 190, St. Clarisville (OH) – Ohio State
    59. Tim Case, OL, 6-4, 250, Tilton (Ga.) – Georgia
    60. Spencer Jackson, WR, Boca Raton (Fla.) – Florida
    61. Darryl Moore, OT, 6-5, 240, Venice (Calif.) – USC
    62. Eddie Hornback, QB, 6-2, 200, (Ocean Springs (Ms.) – Notre Dame
    63. Dan Plonk, OG, Merritt Island (Fla.) – Florida
    64. Rich Hewlett, QB, 6-1, 195, Plymouth (Mi.) – Michigan
    65. Roosevelt Wilder, RB, 5-11, 195, Macon (Ga.) – Alabama
    66. Clyde Duncan, WR, 6-3, 185, Potomac (Md.) – Tennessee
    67. Alana Risher, QB, 6-2, 180, Slidell (La.) – LSU
    68. Randy Edwards, DT, 6-4, 245, Marietta (Ga.) – Alabama
    69. Rob Hedequist, C, 6-3, 218, Spokane (Wa.) – USC
    70. Don Dixon, TE, 6-6, 230, Jacksonville (Fla.) – Georgia
    71. James Jones, QB, 6-3, 205, Pompano Beach (Fla.) – Florida
    72. Chuck McSwain, RB, 6-3, 198, Forest City (NC) – Clemson
    73. Barry Young, OT, 6-6, 240, Apple Valley (Mn.) – Notre Dame
    74. Dan Marino, QB, 6-2, 185, Pittsburgh (Pa.) – Pittsburgh
    75. Donnie Humphrey, DT, 6-3, 260, Huntsville (Ala.) – Alabama
    76. Marty Martinez, WR, 6-1, 180, Drayton Plains (Mi.) – Stanford
    77. Todd Blackledge, QB, 6-4, 200, North Canton (OH) – Penn State
    78. Jeff Guy, DB, 6-1, 175, Aurora (Colo.) – Texas
    79. Mike Edwards, WR, 6-5, 200, Bradenton (Fla.) – Auburn
    80. Mike White, DL, 6-5, 240, Philadelphia (Pa.) – Arizona State
    81. Dan Gregus, OL, 6-5, 235, Chicago (Il.) – Illinois
    82. Layne Walker, QB, Clovis (NM) – SMU
    83. Derald Williams, RB, 6-0, 195, Jacksonville (Fla.) – Florida
    84. Mike Buchanan, ILB, University City (Mo.) – Texas
    85. Charles Waggoner, RB, 6-2, 200, Dallas (Texas) – SMU
    86. Mike Cofer, DE, 6-5, 220, Knoxville (Tn.) – Tennessee
    87. Jim Hawn, El Dorado (Calif.) – Arizona State
    88. Guy Thurston, DL, 6-3, 240, Arvada (Co.) – Colorado
    89. Al Blue, DB, 6-2, 175, Maitland (Fla.) – Alabama
    90. Richard Abraham, DE, 6-3, 238, Paducah (Ky.) – Kentucky
    91. Woody Grigg, OT, 6-7, 240, Winnfield (La.) – Ole Miss
    92. Marcus Toney, DB, 6-2, 190, Muskegon (Mi.) – Michigan State
    93. Damon McCurty, LB, 6-3, 220, Washington County (Ga.) – Clemson
    94. Todd Spratte, TE, 6-4, 235, Rochester (Mn.) – Nebraska
    95. Brian Holland, RB, 5-11, 195, Devon (Pa.) – Arizona
    96. Jeff Hostetler, QB, Davidsville (Pa.) – Penn State
    97. Chuck Ehin, DT, 6-5, 255, Layton (Utah) – BYU
    98. Michael Charles, RB, 6-0, 205, Houston (Texas) – SMU
    99. Billy Ray Smith, DL, 6-4, 215, Dallas (Texas) – Arkansas
    100. Kyle Money, QB, 6-3, 200, Dallas (Texas) - Baylor

    This post was edited by Gerry Hamilton 13 months ago

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • USC had a monster class, obviously.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • SMU, well it helped produce a 30-for-30 show.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • 25 running backs in the top 100.

    Shows one how much the game has changed IMO.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247

  • Shout out to Purdue for their 1979 recruiting class.

    National Director of Scouting & Recruiting Analyst @GerryHam247