Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson put together a career in the CFL that earned him a Canadian Football League Hall of Fame induction in 2015.
Next up for the star quarterback-turned-coach could be a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame. Dickenson is one of 95 players from the divisional ranks on the ballot for the 2017 class.
At the University of Montana, Dickenson threw for 13,486 yards and 116 touchdowns with a 68.7 career completion percentage while setting numerous NCAA, conference and school records. In 1995 he led the Grizzlies to a NCAA I-AA National Championship. That led to Dickenson being known as “Super Dave” in Montana.
During his senior season, in 15 games, he threw for 5,676 yards and 51 touchdowns. After that impressive campaign, Dickenson won the 1995 Walter Payton Award, which is equivalent to the Heisman Trophy for that division. He was a two-time first-team All-American who led the nation in passing in 1994-95.
Since 1869, 5.12 million players have suited up in the NCAA ranks with only 977 athletes inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. So if Dickenson gets in he would be joining an elite group.