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Former UW Badger Ron Dayne is being honored at the National Football Foundation’s 56th Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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Dayne’s achievements at the UW are unparalleled.  He rushed for a remarkable 7,125 yards in his four year career with the Badgers.  He won the Heisman Trophy in 1999.  He was All-American selection three times and his number 33 was retired in 2007.  Dayne played in the NFL for eight years with the Giants, Broncos and Texans.

He’ll be honored with the following athletes:  Ted Brown (North Carolina State), Tedy Bruschi (Arizona), Tommie Frazier (Nebraska), Jerry Gray (Texas), Steve Meilinger (Kentucky), Orlando Pace (Ohio State), Rod Shoate (Oklahoma), Percy Snow (Michigan State), Vinny Testaverde (Miami, Fla.), Don Trull (Baylor), Danny Wuerffel (Florida), and coaches Wayne Hardin (Navy, Temple) and Bill McCartney (Colorado).

The 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class is said to be the greatest of all-time by the organization, which includes 12 All-Americans, seven unanimous First-Team All-Americans, seven multi-year First-Team All-Americans, four members of national championship teams, seven conference player of the year honorees, seven members of conference championship teams, two NFF National Scholar-Athletes, one William V. Campbell Trophy winner, three Heisman Trophy winners, and winners of the Walter Camp Award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, the Doak Walker Award, and the Outland Trophy.