2 Sun Devils, 1 Lumberjack make 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Jun 6, 2022, 10:54 AM

Two Arizona State Sun Devils and one Northern Arizona Lumberjack have made the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame induction ballot, the hall and the National Football Foundation announced Monday.


Placekicker Luis Zendejas and head coach Darryl Rogers represent Arizona State for the third and fourth times, respectively.

Zendejas returns to the ballot for the third consecutive year with a resume that will get plenty of looks come voting time. The 1983 consensus First Team All-American remains ASU’s all-time leader in single-season fields goals made with 28. Zendejas left Arizona State as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer with 380 points. 

Rogers returns to the ballot for the fourth time, as he finished his coaching career with the Sun Devils after bouncing around from four other universities. Rogers went 37-18-1 with the Sun Devils from 1980-84, which includes Rogers leading Arizona State to a 1982 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma. 


Former Lumberjack Archie Amerson is the lone NAU player on this year’s ballot. Amerson is a former running back who was a First Team All-American in 1996. He finished his career as NAU’s all-time leading rusher despite only playing two seasons.

Amerson was the recipient of the 1996 Walter Payton Award as Division 1-AA’s most outstanding offensive player. The 1996 season also included Amerson leading the Lumberjacks to their first-ever I-AA playoff appearance.  

Penguin Air


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona State Football

Defensive back Jordan Clark #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates with the Territorial Cup ...
Nikash Nath

Kyle Soelle, Jordan Clark ready to lead new faces for ASU football

ASU junior CB Jordan Clark and senior captain LB Kyle Soelle are expected to lead a Sun Devils defensive that'll have many new faces in 2022.
1 day ago
Arizona State Sun Devils offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson (77) lines up during the college foot...
Nikash Nath

Arizona State OL LaDarius Henderson talks new culture amid low expectations

OL LaDarius Henderson has been with ASU since 2019 and is no stranger to experiencing personnel and cultural changes within the program.
10 days ago
Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after the loss to the Utah Utes at R...
Kellan Olson

SunDevilSource’s Karpman: Scathing opinion on ASU football unsurprising

A scathing take about ASU football from an anonymous opposing coach became the topic of conversation around the state of the program.
10 days ago
Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image...
Kevin Zimmerman

Opposing coaches give spicy ASU football takes in Athlon Magazine

Given the cover of anonymity, opposing football coaches are not holding back while assessing the state of the Sun Devils' football program.
12 days ago
Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts on the field following the Territori...
Arizona Sports

Arizona State football’s future non-conference games

Arizona State football has dates booked with a number of teams across the country, including multiple home-and-home games against SEC teams.
29 days ago
Arizona State linebacker Kyle Soelle carries out the state flag as the team takes the field to face...
Wills Rice

ESPN’s Connelly: ASU’s Soelle, Arizona’s Cowing players to watch in 2022

ASU's returning leader at LB and Arizona's transfer at WR are among players to watch in the Pac-12, according to ESPN's Bill Connelly.
29 days ago
2 Sun Devils, 1 Lumberjack make 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot