Former Aggie running back Pervis Atkins has been named to the 2008 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation. The ballot consists of 75 players and eight coaches and the inductees will be announced live on ESPNEWS at a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria on May 1st in New York City and inducted at The National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner on December 9, 2008 also at the Waldorf-Astoria. They will be officially enshrined at the Hall in South Bend, Ind. in the summer of 2009.
Here is the bio on Pervis Atkins:
Pervis Atkins, New Mexico State-Running Back-Named First Team All-America in 1960... Twice led the nation in all-purpose yards (1959-60)... Led the nation in rushing yards (971) and punt return yards (241) in 1959... Two-time First Team All- Conference selection.