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Former USC All-American split end Hal Bedsole will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 class. Bedsole helped lead USC to the 1962 national championship and was the top receiving target on two of John McKay's teams. 

Bedsole-HOF.jpgFormer Trojan assistant coach R.C. Slocum, who made his name as the head coach at Texas A&M, will join Bedsole in the 17-member 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision class as the 38th and 39th Hall of Famers with ties to Troy.

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At 6'5" 221 lbs., Bedsole had the size to dominate the red zone with 20 career touchdown catches, including two in the 1963 Rose Bowl, but he also possessed the speed to make big plays (owns the USC career record for highest average per catch at 20.94).

If Bedsole's stature reminds you of Mike Williams, his brash personality was reminiscent of Keyshawn Johnson.  He earned the nickname "Prince Hal" for his outspoken ways, but backed up his words on the field as the first USC player to record 200+ receiving yards in a game.

He played three NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the franchise that drafted him in the second round, before retiring.  He was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame in 2001.

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