Former BYU tight end Gordon Hudson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Hudson, a unanimous All-America selection in 1982 and 1983, became the sixth Cougar, along with four quarterbacks and legendary coach LaVell Edwards, to receive College Football Hall of Fame recognition.
"It's awfully special. It kind of adds an exclamation point to my career and my legacy," Hudson told the Deseret News last spring when he learned of his induction.
"What's really special is, I'm the first non-quarterback or non-coach (from BYU) to be elected to the Hall of Fame. I don't know that it's completely sunk in. I guess one of these days I'll have a chance to sit back and reflect. It's pretty special. I'm amongst an elite group now."
Hudson's legacy includes setting three NCAA tight-end records that still stand — most passes caught per game (5.4), most career yards per game (75.3) and most yards in a single game (259).
Also entering the Hall of Fame Tuesday: Tim Brown (Notre Dame), Chuck Cecil (Arizona), Ed Dyas (Auburn), Major Harris (West Virginia), Woodrow Lowe (Alabama), Ken Margerum (Stanford), Steve McMichael (Texas), Chris Spielman (Ohio State), Larry Station (Iowa), Pat Swilling (Georgia Tech), Gino Torretta (Miami, Fla.), Curt Warner (Penn State), Grant Wistrom (Nebraska) and coaches Dick MacPherson and John Robinson.