Former UCLA quarterback John Sciarra enters College Football Hall of Fame

Another Bruin is in.

Former UCLA quarterback John Sciarra became the program’s latest member of the College Football Hall of Fame, joining a 14-player 2014 class announced Thursday. Sciarra was a consensus first-team All-American in 1975, and led the Bruins to a Rose Bowl victory over top-ranked Ohio State that following January. He threw two touchdown passes on his way to an MVP performance, guiding the team to a 23-10 upset.

Sciarra also finished seventh in Heisman voting that season, and still leads all UCLA quarterbacks with 1,813 career rushing yards. (Current starting quarterback Brett Hundley enters his final season with 1,103.)

He is the 12th UCLA player to be join the Hall of Fame, following Jonathan Ogden, Randy Cross, Troy Aikman, Billy Kilmer, Jerry Robinson, Kenny Easley, Gary Beban, Al Aparlis, Tom Fears, Donn Moomaw and Kenny Washington. Former Bruin coaches Terry Donahue, Red Sanders and Tommy Prothro are also honored.

Linebacker Ken Norton Jr. and quarterback Cade McNown — All-Americans for UCLA in 1987 and 1998, respectively — both made the 81-man ballot in March but were not voted into the class, which was highlighted by Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas and TCU running back LaDanian Tomlinson.

The complete list 2014 College Football Hall of Fame inductees:

Dre Bly – DB, North Carolina (1996-98)
Tony Boselli – OT, Southern California (1991-94)
Dave Butz – DT, Purdue (1970-72)
Shane Conlan – LB, Penn State (1983-86)
Joe Hamilton – QB, Georgia Tech (1996-99)
John Huard – LB, Maine (1964-66)
Darrin Nelson – HB, Stanford (1977-78, 1980-81)
Willie Roaf – OL, Louisiana Tech (1990-92)
John Sciarra – QB, UCLA (1972-75)
Sterling Sharpe – WR, South Carolina (1983, 1985-87)
Leonard Smith – CB, McNeese State (1979-82)
Derrick Thomas (deceased) – LB, Alabama (1985-88)
LaDainian Tomlinson – TB, Texas Christian (1997-00)
Wesley Walls – TE, Mississippi (1985-88)

COACHES
Mike Bellotti – 137-80-2 (63%); Chico State (Calif.) (1984-88) and Oregon (1995-08)
Jerry Moore – 242-135-2 (64.1%); North Texas (1979-80), Texas Tech (1981-85) and Appalachian State (1989-12)

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  • Ted

    Hundley is going into his last season? He is going to be a red-shirt junior. He has one me year left after this. Although he is probably going pro after this.

  • Tom Oday

    As an old time Bruin fan…can’t believe Paul Cameron (51-53) is not in the CFB/HOF.