Temple's Hardin joins College Football Hall of Fame

Navy coach Wayne Hardin confers with his Heisman-winning quarterback, Roger Staubach, and center Tom Lynch (left) before the game.
Navy coach Wayne Hardin confers with his Heisman-winning quarterback, Roger Staubach, and center Tom Lynch (left) before the game. (AP)
Posted: December 12, 2013

Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was among 14 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame at an awards dinner Tuesday night in New York.

Hardin, 86, coached the Owls from 1970 to 1982. He is the winningest coach in Temple history, with a 80-52-3 record in 13 seasons.

As head coach at Navy from 1959 to 1964, Hardin directed the Midshipmen's only two Heisman Trophy winners, Joe Bellino (1960) and Roger Staubach (1963).

Hardin ranks fifth at Navy in wins (38). His teams beat Army in five of his six seasons. His career record as a coach was 118-74-5.

Former Overbrook High (N.J.) star Ron Dayne also was inducted. A Heisman Trophy winner at Wisconsin, Dayne finished his career as college football's all-time leading rusher.

The 2013 class includes: Ted Brown (North Carolina State), Tedy Bruschi (Arizona), Tommie Frazier (Nebraska), Jerry Gray (Texas), Steve Meilinger (Kentucky), Orlando Pace (Ohio State), Rod Shoate (Oklahoma), Percy Snow (Michigan State), Vinny Testaverde (Miami), Don Trull (Baylor), Danny Wuerffel (Florida), and coach Bill McCartney (Colorado).

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