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Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014

No longer separate, the football and Olympic Halls of Fame will induct the three person/one team Class of 2014 at halftime of the Indiana game.

Rutgers announced the newest members of the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame.

Shaun O'Hara, football

  • Attended Rutgers from 1995-1999
  • Football walk-on.
  • Three-year letterwinner.
  • Two-time recipient of the David Bender Trophy, which recognizes Rutgers' top lineman.
  • Undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns; started 38 of 54 games for the Browns over a four-year period.
  • Signed with the New York Giants and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times at center (2008-2010), and earned Sporting News First Team All-Pro honors in 2008.
  • Super Bowl champion, 2007
  • Retired from the NFL after playing in 151 games with 135 starts in the league.
  • Currently works as a football analyst for the NFL Network, Big Ten Network and ESPN Radio.

1961 Rutgers Football Team

  • First undefeated season in program history in 1961, when the team went 9-0
  • Team included AP First Team All-American center Alex Kroll
  • Ranked No. 15 nationally.
  • Head coach John Bateman
  • Quarterback Sam Mudie won the Homer Hazel Award as the team's most valuable player that season.
  • Fullback Steve Simms earned Honorable Mention Associated Press All-America honors
  • Rutgers and Alabama were the only undefeated teams in the nation that year.


Courtney Turner, gymnastics

  • Four-time letterwinner from 1999-2002.
  • Recorded the only perfect 10.0 score (March 8, 2002) on record for floor exercise and became the first Scarlet Knight to qualify for NCAA Nationals as an individual.
  • Three-time All-EAGL performer on floor exercise and once All-EAGL on vault.
  • Won the Headley-Singer Award in 2002 which is awarded to the top graduating Rutgers female student-athlete.
  • Named EAGL All-Academic four times, National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic All-American four times and team Scholar-Athlete twice.
  • Earned the President's Award in 2001-02 for registering a 4.0 GPA, and was selected to attend the 2000 NCAA Leadership Conference.

Charles B. Garrett Sr., baseball

  • Pitcher on the Rutgers baseball team from 1928-1930.
  • Ranks sixth on the all-time Rutgers list for strikeouts with 166.
  • Ranks third amongst Scarlet Knight pitchers for career complete games with 17.
  • Tied for fourth all-time for single season complete games with seven pitched in 1928.
  • Tied for fourth in both single-season wins (nine) and single-season strikeouts (73) during his 1928 campaign.
  • Held seven single season or career records for over 55 years, and is still in the top 10 in those categories 84 years later.
  • Although Baseball did not name All-Americans when Garrett played, he was part of the "best battery in the U.S.", which would have earned All-America recognition today.
  • Played football for two seasons before dedicating himself to baseball, and he joins his brother Alfred T. Garrett as only the 2nd pair of known siblings in the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame.