The College Football Hall of Fame selections took place on Monday and two names with deep Big 12 ties will be inaugurated. One is Kansas State running back Darren Sproles. The other is former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops.
Sproles rushed for 4,979 yards while playing for the Wildcats from 2001-04. The Olathe, Kansas native is now the third K-State player in to be selected to the Hall of Fame, joining Gary Spani and Mark Simoneau.
Meantime, Stoops made his name in Norman, Oklahoma, coaching 18 seasons with the Sooners. He led the program to 10 Big 12 titles and one national championship in 2000. He retired in 2016 as the school’s all-time winningest coach with 190 victories.
But both have ties to Kansas State and that’s where former Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder felt the urge to break open his Twitter account and show some love.
Any time Snyder is breaking out the tweets, I’m following. And we love to see him showing some love for his former player and a former coach in Bob Stoops who was on Snyder’s staff. Stoops was the defensive backs coach from 1989-90 and then the co-defensive coordinator from 1991 to 1995 before heading to Florida as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Sooners the next season and the rest is history.
Darren Sproles and Bob Stoops will be honored at an induction ceremony in New York in December.
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