Greg Myers inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Updated Dec. 4, 2012
NEW YORK -- Colorado State football legend Greg Myers became the third Ram inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame tonight, as part of the Hall's Class of 2012 at the National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. He joined Thurman "Fum" McGraw and former head coach Earle Bruce in representing Colorado State University in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Tonight's ceremony was webstreamed by ESPN3. Click here to find the direct link to watch the ceremony. Alabama center Barrett Jones, who was coached for three years by Rams head coach Jim McElwain (who attended the ceremony), took home the Campbell Trophy, also known as the "Academic Heisman."
Myers and the rest of the 17-member class met the media in a press conference this morning at the Waldorf Astoria in New York (Myers' remarks come at the 25:10 mark of the video). True to his nature, Myers used the occasion to humbly give thanks and to shine the light on his alma mater in his remarks.
"It's just a huge honor to be here," Myers began. "I'd like to thank the National Football Foundation and congratulate the rest of the inductees. It's very humbling to sit up here with such a great group of people. You don't get here alone. I really think this is a celebration of Colorado State University, the players, the coaches and the staff that were there. It's just a huge honor to be here not only as an individual here but representing Colorado State University."
Myers, now an anesthesiologist in Denver, enrolled in medical school after a six-year NFL career that followed his time as a Ram.
Recruited by Bruce out of Windsor, Colo., Myers (1995) joined McGraw (1949) as one of three consensus All-Americans in Colorado State annals, along with Mike Bell (1978). That season, Myers garnered first-team honors from the Associated Press, United Press International, Walter Camp Foundation and the Sporting News. The year before, as a junior, the Football Writers, Sporting News and Scripps-Howard listed him on their All-America teams.
55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Timeline
(All Times Eastern and Approximate)
Nationally acclaimed ESPN studio host Rece Davis emceed the dinner ceremony while longtime Texas sports information director Bill Little moderated the morning press conference. The honorees included:
The 2012 College Football Hall of Famers: Charles Alexander of LSU, Otis Armstrong of Purdue, Steve Bartkowski of California, Hal Bedsole of Southern California, Dave Casper of Notre Dame, Ty Detmer of BYU, Tommy Kramer of Rice, Art Monk of Syracuse, Greg Myers of Colorado State, Jonathan Ogden of UCLA, Gabe Rivera of Texas Tech, Mark Simoneau of Kansas State, Scott Thomas of Air Force, John Wooten of Colorado and coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson of Oklahoma State, Miami Fla., and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M.