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Before there was an official "USF Athletic Hall of Fame"


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Continuing to inventory relics of the old SouthFloridaBulls.com takes us to one of the more offbeat things a young USF fan base did.  After about 4-5 years of football we decided it was time to erect an online "Hall of Fame".  Since we're a fans' site, fewer rules got in the way.  This allowed us to induct anyone that was making a difference at that time for the upstart USF Football team or elsewhere within Athletics.

Ancient html makes this a less than pretty page, but take a look.

 

 


In 2002, SouthFloridaBulls.com established a virtual Hall of Fame to recognize South Florida's outstanding players, coaches, administrators and fans.

 

Introduction: Each Year SouthFloridaBulls.com will nominate and induct into the Hall of Fame a select group of USF fans, players, coaches and administrators that most exemplify what it means to be a Bull.

The next class of Bulls honorees will be inducted in the Summer of 2006

 

Atkins        Henry        Hope        Leavitt        Lucas        Mitchell        Plaisted        Price 

Blackwell       Bradley       Dobras       Selmon

 

Current nominations for balloting in 2006:
(as selected by SouthFloridaBulls.com visitors):

Click here to make your nominations

 
Current 2006 Nominees:
(by category, bios to follow):
Fans:        
         

Mitch Rebenstorf
"the Reaper"

 

       
         
Players:        
         

Kawika Mitchell
Football

 

 

J.R. Reed
Football

 

 

Hakim Shahid
Men's Basketball

 

         
Coaches:        
         
         
         
Administrators:        
         
         
         

 

 

Nomination Form:

Selection Criteria to consider:

1)  Commitment to the University
2)  Performance while playing at USF
3)  Interaction at TheBullsPen.com and related events
4)  Attendance at Bulls games and functions

 
Recent Nominees

July 13, 2006

Eddie Cardieri
Mary Dooley
Jose Fernandez
Reggie Kohn
Herd of Thunder Band
"mutt and Bubbles"
Scott Hemond
Brandon Faza
Andre Hall
Solomon Jones
Jack and Janis Boyd
"Turkeysoup"
Dr. Michael Robinson
Don Barr
Ken Ericksen
Brittany Link

 

Would you like to nominate someone for future inclusion in the SouthFloridaBulls.com Hall of Fame*?  Please complete this form

Nominee:

For Fan nominee, you may use proper name or message board username

Reason/Significant Feats/Stats:

   

The 2006 voting schedule will be posted soon.

 

2002 Inductees:
of 13 nominees, the following were selected by SouthFloridaBulls.com visitors.

Charlie Bradley
Men's Basketball

-All time leading scorer with 2,319 points
-Averaged 28.2 points per game in sophomore season
-Three time All-Sun Belt selection and member of All Decade Team
-Led the nation in scoring for 11 weeks, ending 5th in 1983

Marquel Blackwell
Football

-USA Today Division I-A National Player of the Week (09/08/01)
-Career Passing leader (9,108 yards)
-Selected to multiple I-A All-Independent Teams
-Team Offensive MVP three consecutive years (2000-2002)

Radenko Dobras
Men's Basketball

-The only Bulls to lead the team in scoring all four years of career
-Career average 17.0 points per game
-Led the Bulls in first ever NCAA Tournament appearance against Arizona
-First Team All-Sun Belt and First Team All-Metro

Lee Roy Selmon
USF Foundation Partnership for Athletics

-Joined USF in 1993 as Director of External Affairs
-Three years as Athletic Director, eight years as Associate Athletic Director
-Catalyst in Bulls' invitation to join Big East Conference
-Key figure in foundation of Bulls football program

 
2002 Inductees:
of 15 inaugural nominees, the following were selected by SouthFloridaBulls.com visitors.

Chucky Atkins
Men's Basketball

-Member of USF 93-97 team
-NBA member of Magic, Pistons, Celtics and Lakers
-Bulls' 3rd all-time leading scorer
-Bulls all-time leader in three point attempts and 3pt FG  made
-Finished with 519 assists
-Named All-Conference in 1996
-Averaged 19.3 ppg. and 4.0 apg in final season

Anthony Henry
Football

-Second ever Bull to be selected in NFL Draft (2001, #97)
-As a Bull, tied for most INTs in a season with 5
-Currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL
-Recorded 10 interceptions in his NFL rookie season
-Holds Bulls career interceptions record (10)

Jim Leavitt
Head Coach, USF Football

-Bulls first and only Head Football Coach
-Led the Bulls to National I-AA rankings (ranked as high as #17)
-35-20 overall
-Led the Bulls to a 2001 upset over the Pitt Panthers

Vicki Mitchell
 
Associate Athletic Director for Development

-V.P. USF Foundation
-Ardent supporter of GreenbergOpolis
-Attended numerous watch parties
-Participates on Message Board
-Provided numerous updates to Bulls fans at site sponsored events

Terry Lucas
aka "The Sheriff"

-Former USF football player
-Founder of GreenbergOpolis
-Leader of numerous road trips
-Allowed all to live vicariously through him

Brian Hope and Walter Price
aka "the Green and Gold Guys"

-Dedicated supporters of USF Sports
-Frequented numerous USF athletic events
-Engaged fans during game to boost vocal support for the Bulls
-Recognized by President Genshaft at halftime of basketball game.
-Most featured USF duo on ESPN telecasts.

Gary Plaisted
aka "el toro"

-One of most traveled Bulls fans in history
Highlights:
1997: Drove down from Ohio for the Inaugural game
1998: Drove from Georgia to a number of home games in Tampa - 350 miles each way (Slippery Rock, Valpo, Citadel, Elon, WKU) Went to GSU on the road
1999: Went to San Diego St (away), SW Texas State, S Illinois, Liberty, Illinois St, New Hampshire, JMU (Away), Hofstra.
2000:  Traveled to J'ville State, Kentucky (away), JMU, Troy St, Southern Miss (away), U Conn (away), WKU, Mid Tenn State (away), Austin Peay.
2001:  Made it to Pitt (away), Memphis (away), N Texas, U Conn, Houston, Utah State

Click Image Below to see 2002 cyber plaque honoring our inducteesSouthFloridaBullsHallofFame.jpg

 

 


 

 

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