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College Football Hall Of Fame 2012: Former Rice QB Tommy Kramer To Be Enshrined

The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday and former Rice Owls quarterback Tommy Kramer was one of 17 to be selected to the 2012 class. Kramer was at Rice from 1973-76 where he was a former All-American, was the Southwest Conference player of the year and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy in 1976.

Kramer never played for a winning team at Rice, but their offense was highly explosive and in his senior season in 1976 he was the SWC single-season record holder in passing yards with 3,317, total offense, touchdown passes with 21, passing attempts at 501, 269 completions and total plays. At the time his passing yards and total offense ranked second in NCAA history.

Kramer is the eighth Rice player to earn the honor of being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and when he was reached for comment today he provided a good quote:

"It's not anything you spend a lot of time thinking over, but when it does happen all sudden you think, ‘I wasn't too damn bad."

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