The seven BYU inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 2:33 p.m. MST

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Marc Wilson subbed in for Gifford Nielsen partway through the 1977 campaign, and his career began. The 571 yards and seven touchdowns for which he passed against Colorado State the next game turned heads, as did the final scoreline of 63-17.

Wilson set 10 NCAA records during his career at BYU and finished third in the Heisman balloting in 1979. That season, he was fourth in the nation in passing efficiency, his passer rating was 147.1 and BYU didn't lose a regular season game. Wilson was also the Offensive MVP of the 1979 Holiday Bowl, despite losing to Indiana by a single point.

After BYU, Wilson went to the Raiders and was part of the 1980 and 1983 Super Bowl championship teams. He also played for the Packers and the Patriots.

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Harwich, MA

I might be a lifelong Ute but Jim was amazing. Simply amazing.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Those 20+years of the Coach Edwards' era was pretty remarkable. Five quarterbacks into the college hall of fame. Congratulations! (And I am old enough to remember them all.)

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Time for BYU to rethink inducting Big Jim into it's Football Hall of Fame while there is still time.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great years for BYU fans and all very deserving of this honor.

Everett, WA

Those were THE days. Makes you want to cry THESE days.

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