Monk, Casper Enter College Hall

College HOF enshrines 24

”The good thing is I don’t have to go to purgatory for being on the national championship team,” Casper said, grinning. ”Notre Dame takes care of my purgatory problem.” Other offensive players enshrined were Bartkowski (California quarterback who was the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 1975 by the Atlanta Falcons), split end Hal Bedsole (helped Southern Cal win the 1962 national title), Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer (set NCAA single-season passing record in 1976) and Colorado guard John Wooten (1958 All-American). Defensive players included Colorado State cornerback Greg Myers (1995 Thorpe Award winner), Texas Tech tackle Gabe Rivera (1982 All-American), Kansas State linebacker Mark Simoneau (1999 Big 12 defensive player of the year) and Air Force safety Scott Thomas . Organizers said that Johnson, Detmer, Ogden, Otis Armstrong and National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning were unable to attend the event. Johnson coached Miami to the 1987 national title. Detmer, a former BYU quarterback, won the 1990 Heisman Trophy. Ogden won the 1995 Outland Trophy as UCLA’s left tackle.

Darrell Green, Art Monk urge Redskins to consider name change

Monks standing ovation lasted more than five minutes and surely would have lasted longer had he allowed it to continue. Redskins fans were euphoric. It was likely the greatest standing ovation in the history of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As always, Monk was humble during his speech : Being included into this fraternity is a pretty humbling experience for me, said Monk. I always grew up seeing these guys as giants and legends who make significant contributions to the game of football. And it’s pretty hard for me to believe that I’ve now been included as part of them. Monk never campaigned for himself to get into the Hall. But once in, he appreciated the experience, and, most of all, the support of Redskins fans. To see the magnitude of all of this, and all of you, its been something amazing, said Monk. Former Redskins receivers Ricky Sanders and Gary Clark look on as Art Monk is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Photo by Mike Frandsen.

Art Monk, Dave Casper among newly enshrined in college hall of fame

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Five Years Ago: Redskins Art Monk and Darrell Green Enshrined into Hall of Fame

Organizers said that Johnson, Detmer, Ogden, Otis Armstrong and National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning were unable to attend the event. Johnson coached Miami to the 1987 national title. Detmer, a former BYU quarterback, won the 1990 Heisman Trophy. Ogden won the 1995 Outland Trophy as UCLA’s left tackle. Armstrong left Purdue in 1972 as the Big Ten’s career leading rusher. Manning, a former Mississippi quarterback and father to NFL star QBs Peyton and Eli Manning, is recovering from back surgery. Fulmer (led Tennessee to 1998 national title) and Slocum (Texas A&M’s career-leading winner in now-defunct Southwest Conference) were enshrined as coaches. Shell was one of seven inductees from FBS or lower division schools – Washington University linebacker Shelby Jordan, Westminster (Pa.) quarterback Joe Micchia, Ithaca College fullback Jeff Wittman and coaches Frank Cignetti of West Virginia and Indiana (Pa.), Boots Donnelly of Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State and Jess Dow of Southern Connecticut State. Copyright 2013 Associated Press .

Art Monk

(Doug Mills / Associated Press / July 23, 2013) By Sam Farmer July 23, 2013, 9:35 a.m. Darrell Green and Art Monk, both Washington Redskins Hall of Famers, say the franchise should consider changing its nickname to one that isnt offensive to Native Americans. In an interview Tuesday with WTOP radio radio in Washington, the former stars voiced opinions that run counter those of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who has said hell never change the name, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell . [If] Native Americans feel like Redskins or the Chiefs or [another] name is offensive to them, then who are we to say to them ‘No, it’s not’? said Monk, adding a name change should be seriously considered. Echoed Green: It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, ‘Hey, this offends me. Ten members of Congress sent a letter in May to every NFL team, calling for the Redskins to change their name. Goodell responded with a letter to Congress defending the nickname as a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect. ALSO:

Art Monk says Redskins name change should be ‘seriously considered’

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Darrell Green, Art Monk Discuss Redskins Name Controversy

He still enjoys his lifelong affiliations with his alma mater. “The good thing is I don’t have to go to purgatory for being on the national championship team,” Casper said, grinning. “Notre Dame takes care of my purgatory problem.” Other offensive players enshrined were Bartkowski (California quarterback who was the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 1975 by the Atlanta Falcons), split end Hal Bedsole (helped Southern Cal win the 1962 national title), Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer (set NCAA single-season passing record in 1976) and Colorado guard John Wooten (1958 All-American). Defensive players included Colorado State cornerback Greg Myers (1995 Thorpe Award winner), Texas Tech tackle Gabe Rivera (1982 All-American), Kansas State linebacker Mark Simoneau (1999 Big 12 defensive player of the year) and Air Force safety Scott Thomas. Organizers said that Johnson, Detmer, Ogden, Otis Armstrong and National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning were unable to attend the event. Johnson coached Miami to the 1987 national title. Detmer, a former BYU quarterback, won the 1990 Heisman Trophy. Ogden won the 1995 Outland Trophy as UCLA’s left tackle.

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