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January 13, 1994


John Hadl, a two-time All-American at Kansas, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame, the Journal-World has learned.

The National Football Foundation, which oversees the college shrine, will make the official announcement a week from today.

Hadl, 52, is currently associate athletic director in charge of fund-raising and development with the KU athletic department.

A Lawrence native, Hadl earned All-America honors as a halfback in 1960 and as a quarterback in 1961. Later he spent 16 seasons as a quarterback in the National Football League.

The National Football Foundation conducts its induction ceremony in early December every year in New York City. The Hall of Fame is located in King's Island, Ohio, but will move to South Bend, Ind., in 1995.

Hadl is reportedly one of 10 players and two coaches who will be enshrined in 1994.

Hadl, one of three Kansas football players to have his number (21) retired, led the Jayhawks to a 33-7 victory over Rice in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl.

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