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Texas A&M legend Dat Nguyen enters College Football Hall of Fame

December 6, 2017
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Few Texas A&M football players have produced careers as decorated as that of linebacker Dat Nguyen's. The former First-Team All American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year won both the Lombardi and Bednarik awards during his time in school, but he had to wait nearly 20 years for one of his largest honors.

Along with nine other players and three coaches, Nguyen was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame.

"It's been a humbling experience," Nguyen said in an interview with TexAgs Radio, "and I can tell you the support has been unbelievable."

Nguyen is the tenth Aggie to reach the Hall of Fame and said the part of the experience he enjoyed most was getting to spend time with fellow inductees and share memories of time spent in collegiate locker rooms and stadiums.

"It's pretty neat. We sit around, and we tell stories," he said. "I think that's what's so cool about what we've missed. You hear about 99 percent of the players that leave the game of football – 'What do you miss the most?' 'The locker room.' That's what we've been doing here over the last few days."

Nguyen joins college football greats Matt Leinart, Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier in the 2017 class. You can see the full class here, which also includes New Mexico's Brian Urlacher and San Diego State's Marshall Faulk.

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Texas A&M legend Dat Nguyen enters College Football Hall of Fame

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Great article!
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Dat is the man! Probably my favorite Aggie player to watch. Very happy for him.
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Bsolutely deserved the accolades. One of the best college linebackers. Seemed like he made every single tackle at times.
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He was great! I remember that he was going to quit his freshman year and his sister visited him and told him to MAN UP! He stayed and the rest is history.
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Dat is a great American success story
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