Jon Arnett Elected To College Football Hall Of Fame

April 20, 2001

LOS ANGELES - Former USC All-American halfback Jon Arnett has been elected into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame.

Arnett joins 14 other players and 3 coaches in the 2001 class.

Arnett won All-American honors in 1955 as a USC junior. He was voted the top player on the West Coast in 1955 and 1956, and won All-Conference honors both seasons. He finished 10th in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting.

He still ranks in the Top 15 on USC's career rushing list, with 1,898 yards. He is also ninth on Troy's all-time punt return chart and 11th in kickoff returns.

Nicknamed 'Jaguar Jon,' he was a first round draft choice by the Los Angeles Rams in 1957. He played 7 seasons with the Rams and another 3 with the Chicago Bears.

He was inducted into USC's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

Arnett is the 23rd Trojan player in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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