College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1954 Bowman George Taliaferro 1954 Bowman 50 George Taliaferro Baltimore Colts halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981
1954 Bowman Bobby Layne 1954 Bowman 53 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team The Lions have retired Layne's jersey number, 22. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1954 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1954 Bowman 54 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 PSA 7
1954 Bowman Frank Gifford 1954 Bowman 55 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 vg-ex
1954 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1954 Bowman 57 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 ex
1954 Bowman Bill McColl 1954 Bowman 59 Bill McColl Chicago Bears end Stanford College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 8, nm
1954 Bowman Charley Trippi 1954 Bowman 60 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 exmt
1954 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1954 Bowman 76 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Short print
1954 Bowman Les Richter 1954 Bowman 78 Les Richter Los Angeles Rams linebacker California College Hall of Fame 1982, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 Short print PSA 7, ex
1954 Bowman Eddie Price 1954 Bowman 86 Eddie Price New York Giants fullback Tulane College Hall of Fame 1982 Short print
1954 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1954 Bowman 91 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 Short print nm
1954 Bowman Don Heinrich 1954 Bowman 92 Don Heinrich New York Giants quarterback, coach Washington College Hall of Fame 1987 Rookie card, short print

Heinrich led the NCAA in pass completions in 1950 and 1952.
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1954 Bowman Steve Meilinger 1954 Bowman 110 Steve Meilinger Washington Redskins end Kentucky College Hall of Fame 2013 Rookie card nm+
1954 Bowman Leon Hart 1954 Bowman 112 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 vg-ex
1954 Bowman Charley Conerly 1954 Bowman 113 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 ex
1954 Bowman George Connor 1954 Bowman 116 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975 ex
1954 Bowman Arnold Galiffa 1954 Bowman 122 Arnold Galiffa New York Giants quarterback Army College Hall of Fame 1983 SGC 84, exmt
1954 Bowman John Lattner 1954 Bowman 128 John Lattner Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1953, College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

Lattner placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and he won it in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1954 Quaker Sports Oddities Amos Alonzo Stagg 1954 Quaker Sports Oddities 7 Amos Alonzo Stagg coach Yale College Hall of Fame 1951
1954 Quaker Sports Oddities Jack Riley 1954 Quaker Sports Oddities 16 Jack Riley tackle Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1988 Riley was a multi-sport star: he won a silver medal in wrestling in the 1932 Olympics, and he played football for the NFL's Boston Redskins in 1933. See the Gallery's page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.
1954 Quaker Sports Oddities Bronko Nagurski 1954 Quaker Sports Oddities 26 Bronko Nagurski fullback, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Nagurski was a professional wrestler during the off-season and after he retired from football. You can see his 1955-56 Parkhurst wrestling card on the Gallery's Cards in Multiple Sports page.
1954 Rams Team Issue Tom Fears 1954 Rams Team Issue 7 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976 Fears was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. ex
1954 Rams Team Issue Elroy Hirsch 1954 Rams Team Issue 11 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 Hirsch was the MVP of the 1946 College All-Star game. The All-Stars beat the NFL Champion Rams, 16-0.
1954 Rams Team Issue Bud McFadin 1954 Rams Team Issue 17 Bud McFadin Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Texas College Hall of Fame 1983 In the 1951 College All-Star game, McFadin was the All-Stars' MVP. The All-Stars lost to the NFL Champion Cleveland Browns, 33-0.
1954 Rams Team Issue Les Richter 1954 Rams Team Issue 24 Les Richter Los Angeles Rams linebacker California College Hall of Fame 1982, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 exmt