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Ron Dayne elected to Hall of Fame

Published On: May 07 2013 10:48:20 AM CDT
Updated On: May 08 2013 08:04:16 AM CDT
Ron Dayne

Ron Dayne

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Ron Dayne has been elected to the College Football Hall Of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Dayne set the NCAA Rushing record of 7,429 yards in his four seasons at Wisconsin.

In his senior season, he won the Heisman Trophy. He was also named the AP Player of the year in 1999, the Big Ten Player of the Year, the Doak Walker Award winner and a consensus All-America pick.

Dayne was named Rose Bowl MVP in 1999 and 2000 and was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011.

Among his other football accomplishments, he was the first three-time Big Ten rushing champion and was a first round draft pick of the NFL's New York Giants in 2000.

He played eight years in the NFL with the Giants, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.

Dayne's coach at Wisconsin, Barry Alvarez, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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