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Nunis to the Academic Hall of Fame

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Former USC football player Dick Nunis will be the third Trojan ever inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame.  Nunis, who graduated from USC in 1954, went on to become president of Walt Disney Attractions in 1980 and chairman in 1991 earning a reputation as Walt Disney's right-hand man.

Nunis will join USC legends Pat Haden and John Naber in the distinguished 127-member Hall of Fame which was created in 1988.  On the football field, Nunis was a rising talent grabbing six interceptions as a sophomore before suffering a career-ending neck injury in the 1952 Crosstown Rivalry.

"My injury, at the time, seemed a real tragedy," Nunis recounted. "It turned out to be the best accident of my life."

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Nunis will be inducted alongside UVA football player Tiki Barber, Cal gymnast Dr. Sigall Bell, Bentley soccer star Terry Carleton and Florida State standout linebacker Derrick Brooks.

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