Doug Eggers, team captain and all-North Central Conference as a player on the 1951 SDSU football team, joined the Hall of Fame in 1980. Eggers, from Wagner, lettered three straight years for the Jacks on teams which finished 7-3, 9-0-1, and 8-1-1.
He was drafted into the Army following his graduation and ended up playing on the post football team at Fort Belvior, Va. Coach of that team was Al Davis, who went on to become managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders. Davis arranged a tryout for Eggers, first with the Philadelphia Eagles and then with the Baltimore Colts. Eggers signed with the Colts for a $500 bonus and played linebacker for four seasons before spending his last professional season with the Chicago Cardinals.
Eggers had been planning a hunting trip to South Dakota with some of his former teammates, so former Colts Alex Sandusky, Buzz Nutter, Jim Mutschler and Ordell Braase attended the induction ceremony.