Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Former Elon great Richard McGeorge has been
elected to the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class, the
National Football Foundation announced Tuesday.
The class also includes former players Chris Bisaillon (Illinois Wesleyan), Jim
Holder (Oklahoma Panhandle State) and Rex Mirich (Northern Arizona), and
coaches Gene Carpenter (Adams State and Millersville), William "Lone Star"
Dietz (Washington State, Purdue, Louisiana Tech, Wyoming, Haskell Indian
Institute and Albright) and Ron Harms (Concordia, Adams State and Texas A&M-
The Divisional class inducts players and coaches from the NCAA Football
Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA), Divisions II and III, and the NAIA
(National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).
McGeorge was a tight end at Elon. Today, the Phoenix are members of the FCS,
but they played in the NAIA when McGeorge rewrote their receiving records book
A two-time first-team All-American and an Academic All-American during his
career, he finished as the school's career record-holder with 224 receptions
for 3,486 yards and 31 touchdowns. The conference MVP also set single-season
marks with 65 receptions for 1,081 yards, and single-game records with 15
catches, 285 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
The 16th overall pick of the 1970 NFL Draft, McGeorge enjoyed a nine-year
career with the Green Bay Packers.
Northern Arizona, an FCS program, also played in the NAIA when Mirich was a
tackle with the Lumberjacks from 1960-63. Bisaillon is entering from Division
III and Holder from the NAIA. The coaches were not grouped by division on the
Hall of Fame ballot.
This year's class will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
during the Enshrinement Festival, July 20-21 in South Bend, Ind.
The NFF launched its Divisional Hall of Fame program in 1996 during its annual
enshrinement festival. A total of 137 players and coaches, counting this
year's class, have been inducted from the divisional ranks, including Terry
Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech), Walter Payton (Jackson State), John Randle (Texas
A&M-Kingsville), Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State) and coach Eddie
Robinson (Grambling State).
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