Bobby DuhonFootball/Baseball, 1965-72
Tulane University/NFL

Inducted: 1980

  • After starring in four sports in high school in Abbeville, La., attended Tulane and became a standout in football and baseball.
  • Became the first player to post 1,000 total yards in three consecutive seasons, and eclipsed a pair of former All-Americans' records to become Tulane's single-season and career record holder for total offense.
  • Earned Associated Press honorable mention All-America recognition in 1966 after being the second-leading ground gainer in the South and registering the second-most rushing yards of any quarterback in the nation.
  • Played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game and the Senior Bowl after his senior season and was named "Cajun of the Year" by his hometown, which honored him with "Bobby Duhon Day" on March 2, 1968.
  • Batted .329 as Tulane's everyday first baseman as a freshman before switching to pitcher as a sophomore and leading the Greenies with a 2.82 earned-run average. Opted to focus on football for his final two seasons at Tulane.
  • Selected in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the New York Giants and was converted to running back.
  • Ran for 363 yards and three touchdowns while catching 37 passes for 373 yards and another score as a rookie. 
  • Knee injuries forced him into retirement after the 1972 season.
  • Also a member of the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame.



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