Gophers Honor HOFer Sandy Stephens

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One of the all-time Gopher greats is about to receive his greatest honor yet.

The University of Minnesota honored former All-American quarterback Sandy Stephens during Saturday's game against Wisconsin, as the two-time Rose Bowl participant will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame Dec. 6 in New York.
Go Gophers! Sandy Stephens
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Sandy Stephens III with U of M President Eric Kaler on the field Saturday.
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Stephens, who passed away on June 6, 2000 at age 59, was represented Saturday by his son Sandy Stephens III, his siblings - Barbara Stephens Foster, Ray Stephens and Joyce (Stephens) Bell - his nephew Lee Stephens, his niece Sharla Foster and long-time friend Otis Courtney.

Only 900 players and 194 coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the nearly five million people who have played or coached the game over the past 143 years. In other words, less than .0002 percent of those who have set foot on the gridiron have earned the distinction.

We'll have more coverage once Stephens' enshrinement comes around, but be sure to watch the video from Saturday's recognition ceremony honoring one of college football's finest players.

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