Bobby Bowden, Joe Paterno Elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Ward was an elusive runner and accurate passer who won the Heisman in 1993 and set a school-record with 6,636 career yards of total offense. A multi-sport star, Ward was a first-round draft pick by the New York Knicks and played 11 seasons in the NBA.

Rozier became the second player to run for more than 2,000 yards when he won the Heisman in 1983 and ran for 2,148 yards. He set NCAA records with 29 rushing touchdowns and 179 yards rushing per game that season as part of a Nebraska offense that ranks among the most prolific in college football history.

Emmitt Smith ran for 3,928 yards and 36 touchdowns for the Gators from 1987-89, then was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He played 15 NFL seasons, breaking Walter Payton's career rushing mark in 2002.

Bruce Smith was an Outland Trophy winner in 1984 as the nation's top interior linemen before being draft first overall by the Buffalo Bills.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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