On October 26, 1985, Joe Dudek broke Walter Payton’s all-time college football touchdown scoring record at Plymouth State College’s Currier Field. That evening, Plymouth State held its first Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. Five of the school’s most influential sports personalities were honored by a special committee with selection as charter members to the Hall of Fame. The inaugural banquet was a resounding success, and subsequently the Hall of Fame banquet has become an annual highlight of the PSU sports calendar.
The PSU Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1985 to provide a means to recognize the efforts and achievements of various athletes, coaches, teams and contributors to Plymouth State University Athletics while reinforcing a sense of history and tradition.
The selection committee meets annually to consider nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame. The committee consists of individuals from the University community with a knowledge of and interest in intercollegiate athletics, including but not limited to the University’s Athletic Director, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Sports Information Director, and other members of the University community.
Criteria for Induction