Aikman a Hall of Famer? No.

So I see that Troy Aikman has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

This is a great example of a guy being honored for what he did after his college career.

Don’t get me wrong, he was good in college, but Aikman never went to the Rose Bowl, never came close to winning a Heisman and was accorded the lofty status of All-Pac-10 honorable mention quarterback as a senior.

In 1988–Aikman’s senior year–the most important quarterbacks nationally were Tony Rice, Major Harris, Rodney Peete and Steve Walsh.  None of them are in the Hall of Fame.

Go figure.

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3 Responses to Aikman a Hall of Famer? No.

  1. Ed Newman July 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Good call on this one HP. I remember being shocked when Aikman was first touted as a potential number 1 pick. I remember thinking what has this guy done? Turns out he had the tools, but in college his teams did nothing much. And wasn’t he a transfer from Oklahoma, where he did less than nothing (in part due to injury)?

  2. ChrisRo July 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    Major Harris was inducted into the hall of fame this year…to bad he didnt do anything significant after he left West Virginia he was a freak athlete. He should have never left early

  3. derek July 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    Aikman was pretty much neck and neck all year with Peete and Walsh in the Heisman race in ’88 until, by late in the season, everyone realized that it had to be Barry Sanders and forgot that the quarterbacks existed. But I agree Aikman is in the hall for his pro career; if not for that he wouldn’t be considered.